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5 animals that fly without wings

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Flying tree snakes in southern Asia undulate their bodies as they glide through the air.

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Flying fish have specialized pectoral fins that allow them to glide more than 600 feet after propelling themselves out of water at 35 miles per hour.

Some spiders spin sheet-like webs of silk to catch a breeze and sail through the air.

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The “flying” possum known as a sugar glider have soft membranes between their wrists and ankles that allow them to glide from tree to tree.

The gliding gecko has webbed feet, a flattened tail, and skin flaps on the sides of its body to help it travel through the forest on air.

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