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The giraffe, the diamond python and the Tasmanian devil are all part of the kingdom of Animals. All animals have to reproduce to make their species survive. Although they have different ways of reproducing the main point of having offspring. All animals do this to exist. The animals of this report are the Diamond Python (Morelia Spilota) , Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis) and Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). The gestation period is the time spent in the womb from conception to birth. Giraffes and Tasmanian devils both are mammals and have gestation but snakes lay eggs where the baby is developed. The Tasmanian devil and giraffe are both mammal which means they give birth to live young and suckle their infants. Diamond pythons lay eggs so they do not develop in the womb instead the egg is developed in the mother then laid, then the foetus is made in the egg. The diamond python is a reptilian snake. It is native to Australia living in forest and urban areas. It is a subspecies of carpet python which is very similar in weight and size but have different patterns. The diamond python has diamond pattern, black with white-cream diamonds. The average adult size is 2m and their weight is 2-5 kg They prey on small mammals, birds and small reptiles. The diamond python wraps itself around the prey and asphyxiates the animals, then it swallows it whole. The diamond python is an oviparous animal which means that it lays eggs and the embryo has no development inside the mother. When snakes mate the male has a hemipenes that fertilise the ova inside the mother snake. Then once the ova has been fertilised eggs start to develop and they come out of the cloaca which is the common cavity where it excretes and mates. The python then coils a... ... middle of paper ... ... Giraffe | Taronga Conservation Society Australia In-text: (Taronga.org.au, 2014) Bibliography: Taronga.org.au, (2014). Giraffe | Taronga Conservation Society Australia. [online] Available at: http://taronga.org.au/animals/giraffe/feature [Accessed 21 May. 2014]. Website Wikipedia Giraffe In-text: (Wikipedia, 2014) Bibliography: Wikipedia, (2014). Giraffe. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffe [Accessed 21 May. 2014]. Website Wikipedia Morelia spilota spilota In-text: (Wikipedia, 2014) Bibliography: Wikipedia, (2014). Morelia spilota spilota. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia_spilota_spilota [Accessed 19 May. 2014]. Website Wikipedia Tasmanian devil In-text: (Wikipedia, 2014) Bibliography: Wikipedia, (2014). Tasmanian devil. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_devil [Accessed 21 May. 2014].

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