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Birds

As warm-blooded animals, over 9,000 species of birds can be found either soaring through the sky or walking on land across the globe. As the only animals that have feathers, they have the ability to use their wings for both flight, temperature regulation and display. While a bird’s wings might seem to be its most impressive asset, not all birds can fly. Many live in forests and grasslands such as Emus and the Cassowary.

ECO TIP

Of the 18,000 birds species that exist today, roughly 12% are unfortunately critically endangered. This is due to habitat loss through development, natural disasters, climate change and hunting. To help protect our bird species from extinction, try and purchase environmentally-friendly and sustainable products to reduce landfills, never hunt birds and use natural pest control in your home.

Mammals

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