In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Within a hundred years, industrial hunters and fishermen devastated the populations of sea otters, fur seals and whales.
- Living in Cape Town I am lucky to have white sharks, southern right whales, Cape fur seals, and African penguins on my doorstep.
- I was particularly pleased to have seen some species of wildlife that do not venture as far north as the Falklands, such as the Antarctic fur seal and wandering albatross.
- It's home to the threatened southern elephant seal, the fur seal, two species of albatross and several species of, yes, penguin.
- The biggest fight we observed was between a male fur seal and a male penguin.
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