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BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild At Home -

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7 Is­land na­tion, home to the en­demic toque macaque (3, 5) 8 Tree genus that in­cludes apri­cots, cher­ries, and al­monds (6) 9 Shrub-like cac­tus of Mex­ico and south-west USA (4, 6) 10 Eu­ro­pean moun­tain range, home to ibex and chamois (4) 11 ___ curlew, a wader, now feared ex­tinct (6) 13 ___ waxwing, fruit-eat­ing for­est bird of Eura­sia and North Amer­ica (8) 14 Genus of chameleon na­tive to Mada­gas­car (7) 16 Fish with elon­gated jaws and long, sharp teeth (7) 19 Noc­tur­nal bird of prey, Strix aluco, found in the UK (5, 3) 21 Short, high-pitched sounds made by birds (6) 23 Song­bird of the genus Saxi­cola (4) 24 El­e­gant seabird famed for its long mi­gra­tions (6, 4) 26 Song­bird also known as a New Zealand creeper (6) 27 Aquatic plant that may be fresh­wa­ter ( Val­lis­ne­ria) or ma­rine ( Zostera) (8)

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1 Wa­ter­ways of East Anglia, rich in bird and in­sect life (6) 2 ___ whale, the largest an­i­mal ever known (4) 3 Larva of the ge­ome­ter moth (8) 4 Mar­su­pial re­lated to the kan­ga­roo but smaller (7) 5 Acer sac­cha­rum, Cana­dian tree known for its sweet sap (5, 5) 6 ___ whale, mi­gra­tory cetacean with a com­plex song (8) 8 Fruit tree of the genus 8 Across (5) 12 Plant of the genus San­se­vieria, re­lated to the mother-in-law’s tongue (10) 15 In­ver­te­brates such as spi­ders or scor­pi­ons (8) 17 Mounds made by in­sects of the fam­ily Formi­ci­dae (8) 18 New World wood­pecker (7) 20 African mammal some­times called the for­est gi­raffe (5) 22 Black­bird, red­wing or field­fare, for ex­am­ple (6) 25 Tufted species of blue­grass (4)

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