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Chameleon
The chameleon is described as a non-kosher and unclean animal in a text which codifies key dietray precepts (see Leviticus 11:30 ). It is also generally regarded as a master of camouflage.

Diet: Insectivorous

Habitat: Forests in Africa.

Chamois
The Hebrew term dishon of Deuteronomy 14:5 is considered by some translators to be a reference to a chamois. Other scholars dispute this and claim that it is to be viewed as a reference to an addax or a white antelope. The above species is alluded to in a text which outlines key dietary precepts and is said there to be a kosher and clean animal.

The chamois is a goat-like member of the bovid family.

Diet: Herbivorous

Habitat: Mountains in Europe and West Asia.

Chicken
Deuteronomy 14:11 allows us through a process of inference to conclude that the chicken is to be regarded as kosher bird. The chicken is a domesticated bird that manifests enormous variety in colour and plumage.

Diet: Herbivorous

Habitat: Worldwide

Cormorant
The Hebrew term Shalakh of Leviticus 11:17 is believed by some translators to be a reference to a cormorant. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the word should be viewed as a reference to an owl, and more specificallly possibly a fish-owl. The text states that the above animal be is to be regarded as unclean and a non-kosher.

The cormorant is a black coastal bird which is related to the pelican.

Diet: Fish

Habitat: Temperate and tropical regions.

Voice: Guttural

Cricket
The cricket is mentioned in Deuteronomy 28:42. There it is listed as one of the animals that God will inflict as punishement on a disobedient congregation. Its appearance we are told will cause widespread famine.

The cricket is a member of the locust family. It is typified in contrast to the locust, by a pair of long antennae that often exceed the length of its body. The cricket belongs to the Kosher group of animals.

Diet: Herbivorous

Habitat: Southern Countries

Voice: Chirping

Cuttlefish
It is presumed that the cuttlefish was one of the sources from which a blue dye for the Tabernacle was obtained. It is a non-kosher, sepia producing mollusc with eight arms and two tentacles.

Diet: Crustaceans and fish.

Habitat: Most Oceans.





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