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To: John (jpat@synopsis.io)
From: Anna (aeli@synopsis.io)
CC: All (all@synopsis.io)
Subject: Just having some fun...

Hello, everyone! I decided to experiment with a few things lately. I have an image for you.
animal.png Can you guess what my favorite animal is? Hopefully you can!
~ Anna

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    $\begingroup$ Can't resist...but should...but can't...A Lemur!?! $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Jun 8 '16 at 17:08
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    $\begingroup$ @DanRussell TEMPTATIONS ARE EVIL. $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 8 '16 at 17:10
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    $\begingroup$ Is it a Pale Fork-Marked Lemur? That text is kind of pale and looks like spaghetti that was pushed around by a fork. $\endgroup$ – Robert Fraser Jun 8 '16 at 18:25
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    $\begingroup$ @RipTide It's in the kingdom Animalia... I call it an animal. $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 8 '16 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ I knew you'd get technical. Damn. $\endgroup$ – Nikhil Itty Jun 8 '16 at 19:37
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I believe it is:

Addax

Because:

The image file includes a zip file (the rest of the data after the PNG's IEND chunk). The zip file contains a base64 (data.b6) encoded RIFF/WAV file and the word "ADDAX" can be found from the spectrogram.

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you describe in more details the "magic" ? This answer (which may be true) is hardly believable without proper explanation. $\endgroup$ – Anton Jun 10 '16 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ You are absolutely right. The use of the word magic does indeed make my answer a bit dubious so I modified my answer towards a more proper explanation. $\endgroup$ – Anselmi Jun 10 '16 at 13:12
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    $\begingroup$ Animals are like pokemons : you think you know them all but there is always one you don't... $\endgroup$ – Fabich Jun 10 '16 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ Good job! You solved the "case"! $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 10 '16 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Anselmi n00b here, but do have any resources or tutorials on how one can learn to decode an image? My mind is blown by how you found the message $\endgroup$ – Adib Jun 23 '16 at 3:37
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Looks like it's

A bunny

Because ...

If we take the letters in the picture and rearrange them, it gives some kind of animal that resemble a bunny :

![bunny picture made with the letters, with some black marks showing the ears and the eyes better.]

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    $\begingroup$ If this is not the answer, I'm going to be disappointed :D $\endgroup$ – ruudvan Jun 9 '16 at 13:16
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    $\begingroup$ @ruddvan ruudvan's dissapointment increases $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 9 '16 at 22:12
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    $\begingroup$ Not the correct answer, but I upvoted for creativity! $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 9 '16 at 22:15
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Way off, but anyways:

Le Mur, as in, The Wall? So, Animal Wall. A lemur is a primate. The only other primate on that wall is an ape. Soo.... Ape?

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    $\begingroup$ The picture doesn't have anything important... at first glance. $\endgroup$ – InitializeSahib Jun 8 '16 at 19:37

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