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9 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter K
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Open Kangaroo

name for a variety of hopping marsupials , or pouched mammals, of the family Macropodidae, found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The term is

Open kangaroo rat
kangaroo rat

small, jumping desert rodent, genus Dipodomys, related to the pocket mouse . There are about 20 kangaroo rat species, found throughout the arid

Open Kidney disease
Kidney disease

The bean-shaped kidneys, which are roughly the size of a human fist, lie on either side of the body in the middle of the back, just beneath the rib

Open Killer whale
Killer whale

orca, or grampus, a large, rapacious marine mammal of the dolphin family. Historically considered one species, Orcinus orca, killer whales may be


any of more than a thousand species of small fish of the several families of the order Cyprinodontiformes (toothed minnows or toothed carps), a group

King cobra

name for African and Asian snakes of the family Elapidae that are equipped with inflatable neck hoods. The family also includes the African mambas ,

Open Kingfishers

Astab of electric blue contrasted with the warm chestnut orange of the underparts – such is the image Europe's Common kingfisher most often presents.

Open Koala

( kōä'lə ), arboreal marsupial , or pouched mammal, Phascolarctos cinereus, native to Australia. Although it is sometimes called koala bear, or

Open Komodo dragon
Komodo dragon

The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is infamous for being the world's largest lizard, reaching a maximum length of 3 m and a maximum body mass of