Misnamed Animals

A brief article, including photos, about animals that are misnamed.
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The American buffalo is not a buffalo; it is a bison.

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The bald eagle is not bald; it has a cap of white feathers on top of its head.

Bald Eagle

The koala is not a bear; it is a marsupial, which is a mammal with a pouch.

koala bear

The Komodo dragon is not a dragon; it is a lizard.

The prairie dog is not a dog; it is a rodent similar to a squirrel.

The sea horse is not a horse; it is a fish.

yellow seahorse
Copyright John White, used with permission

The titmouse is not a mouse; it is a bird.

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