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Landlocked

Having no direct access to the sea.

Larva/larvae

The immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis. Larvae is two or more larva.

Leaf eater biscuit

A biscuit fed to zoo animals that typically eat leaves as part of their diet. The biscuits contain soybean meal and hulls, cornmeal, corn, apple fiber, sugar beet pulp, flaxseed oil, and several vitamins and minerals. They come in two sizes: gorilla size and lemur size.

Lek

An area where males of one species gather to attract and breed with females of the same species. Can also be a group of males, such as a lek of hummingbirds, that band together to get the females' attention.

Life cycle

A series of stages in an organism's life including birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Litter/littermate

Two or more young born to the same mother at the same time. This red river hog mother rests with her litter of piglets. Littermate is a sibling in the same litter.

Livestock

Animals that are kept or raised for a specific purpose. For example, a flock of sheep raised for their wool would be called livestock.

Lizard

Animal that has a long, scaly body, four legs (usually), and a long tail. It is cold-blooded and has a backbone.

Longevity

The length of time something lives or lasts.