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Giant Owls and Painted Snails: Incredible Creatures from Cuba, In Photos

Cuban tree frog

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(Image credit: Copyright AMNH | R. Mickens)

The Cuban tree frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) is large for this family of animals. Large appetites, quick reproduction and toxic mucus makes this species unique.

Fragile commuters

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(Image credit: Copyright AMNH | R. Mickens)

The seemingly fragile creatures that are butterflies are often blown between Caribbean islands which are quite close in proximity. While Cuba is home to more than 190 species of butterflies, at least 35 of those are unique to Cuba.