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Can you name the things in the natural world that begin with the letter 'M'?

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Which mammal native to northern Eurasia and northern North America is the largest member of the deer family?
Which small fierce falcon also known as the pigeon hawk brings down small songbirds and shorebirds?
Which fleshy, oval, yellowish-red tropical fruit is eaten ripe or used green for pickles or chutneys?
What name is given to a shift in wind direction causing excessive rainfall in many parts of the world?
Which small insect, fruit and leaf feeding tropical American monkey has a silky coat and a long tail?
Which much feared African snake is fast moving, large, agile and highly venomous?
Which often edible fungus growth typically takes the form of a domed cap on a stalk?
Which small deer also known as the barking deer is native to South Asia ?
What name is given to a sea cow of tropical Atlantic coasts and estuaries that has a rounded tail flipper?
Which mammal is well known for its ability fight and kill venomous snakes, particularly cobras?
Which long-tailed brightly coloured parrot of Central and South America is known for its ability to 'talk'?
Which large round fruit of a plant of the gourd family has sweet pulpy flesh and many seeds?
Which type of swordfish can reach speeds of 50 mph and is a popular game fish?
Which tree or shrub grows in tidal, chiefly tropical coastal waters or swamps?
What name is commonly used for trees of the Acer genus?
What name is given in the North American west to a wild horse?
Which small semiaquatic stoat-like carnivore is highly prized for its fur?
Which black and white crow has a reputation for stealing shiny objects such as rings?
Which blood-sucking fly is known for transmitting malaria and yellow fever?
Which large bird endemic to New Zealand was hunted to extinction by around 1500?
Which African primate is the worlds largest monkey?

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