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Subhana’llah: Tacca Chantrieri (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Tacca chantrierei is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China: particularly Yunnan Province. They are understory plants, so they prefer shade (at least 60%). They grow best in well-drained soil with good air circulation, but they prefer high humidity, and need a lot of water.

Subhana’llah: Gouldian Finch (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Gouldian finches are native only to northern Australia. These finches prefer tropical savanna near bodies of water. Though Gouldian finches are migratory, they do not migrate great distances.

Subhana’llah: Strawberry Bird (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

BLUE GLOWING COCONUT OCTOPUS (IMAGE)

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The coconut octopus is found in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean. It commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behaviour, including bipedal walking and gathering and using coconut shells and seashells for shelter.