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17 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter W
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Open Walrus

marine mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, found in Arctic seas. Largest of the fin-footed mammals, or pinnipeds (see seal ), the walrus is also distinguished


Large-headed species ( Phacochoerus aethiopicus ) of pig ( ungulate family Suidae), inhabiting open ...

Open Wasps

name applied to many winged insects of the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants and bees. Most wasps are carnivorous, feeding on insects,

Water beetles

Aquatic beetle with an oval, flattened, streamlined shape. The head is sunk into the thorax and the hindlegs are flattened into flippers for swimming;

Open Water buffalo
Water buffalo

There are 169 million water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in the world, compared with a cattle population of 1350 million. There are two main types. The

Water bugs

Any of a number of aquatic bugs where all stages of the life cycle (adult, larval, and egg) occur in the water; the eggs are usually attached to the


name for certain small, lithe, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae (weasel family). Members of this family are generally characterized by

Open Whales

aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, found in all oceans of the world. Members of this order vary greatly in size and include the largest animals that

Open White whale
White whale

( bӘlō'gӘ ) or white whale, small, toothed northern whale , Delphinapterus leucas. The beluga may reach a length of 19 ft (5.8 m) and a weight of

Wildlife refuges

haven or sanctuary for animals; an area of land or of land and water set aside and maintained, usually by government or private organization, for the