The giraffe is the tallest living land mammal.  They can reach up to 18 feet tall.


The hippopotomus is the second heaviest land mammal after elephants.  Its mouth can open 150 degrees.

Despite it's friendly look hippos cause more deaths than crocodiles.
The peacock is a colorful bird.

Called 'opae 'ula in Hawaiian, this shrimp lives in anchialine ponds and underground crevices in Hawaii.

They feed off algae and are about 1.5 cm in size when fully grown.


The spiny lobster is one of two types of lobsters (the other is the clawed lobster).



The praying mantis is an insect.

It uses its front legs to capture prey.

It's called a praying mantis because it looks like it is praying.


The carp is a fish.

The Japanese carp is called a koi.  It is considered good luck.


The trigger fish is a brown fish that lives in tropical waters.

In Hawaiian it is called a Humuhumunukunukuapuaa.

Mantas are rays, related to sharks.  Mantas can reach 20 feet in width.  They live near the surface of the ocean and eat plankton which they filter out of the water.
Ladybugs are beetles.  Ladybugs eat aphids and are sometimes used to control aphid populations.