Whether they’re finned or scaled, deep-sea swimmers or treetop dwellers, each one of the thousands of animals at the National Aquarium has a unique story to tell.

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Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulates)

Is one of the largest fish found in coral reefs.

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Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

Hyacinth macaws are one of the largest species of parrot.

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Irwin's Turtle (Elseya irwini)

This species was first discovered in the early 1990s by Steve Irwin, the late Crocodile Hunter, and his father, Bob Irwin.

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Johnston's Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)

These crocodiles can move at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour.

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Kimberley Snake-Necked Turtle (Macrochelodina walloyarrina)

A distinguishing feature of adult Kimberley snake-necked turtles is their very long chin barbels.

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Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis)

It's most prominent feature is its rostrum, also referred to as snout or saw, which has 14 to 23 large rostral teeth protruding from it.

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

The call of the kookaburra is commonly used in movies to imitate the sound of monkeys in a jungle.

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Lined Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus)

Lined seahorses typically range from 2 to 4 inches.

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Linne's Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus)

These slow-moving mammals spend their days lounging high up in trees, often enjoying their favorite activity: sleeping.

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