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How do Predators Catch Food?

When it comes to animals who’s diet includes or consists of other animals, (be they insects, herbivores, or even its own kind!), there’s many elaborate and diverse ways for an animal to catch food, including traps, speed, and stealth! Webs Spiders can produce silk from glands located at the tip of their abdomen These webs…

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What is Island Gigantism?

There’s an amazing phenomenon in the animal kingdom where certain species of animals that live on islands, become much larger than the same animal that lives on the mainland. This is called Island Gigantism.   The size of the island itself often plays apart in the size of the animal and the rapidness that it…

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Cannibalism

Cannibalism is when one species eats its own kind. For a long time we thought cannibalism in the animal kingdom happened only due to extreme conditions, such as a shortage of food. However, for many animals, cannibalism is a way of life. Over 1,500 species haven been known to regularly engage in cannibalism for a…

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Venomous vs. Poisonous

What’s the difference between venomous and poisonous? While many people think the words are interchangeable, they’re actually not. Both venom and poison are bad things to come into contact with, but how one goes about contacting them can be very different.   Venom is something that is injected into your body in order to feel…

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Giant Lizards

Iguanas, Monitor Lizards, and Tegus are a few groups of really large lizards which have become popular among animal lovers. These three groups of lizards contain some massive individuals that grow to unbelievable sizes. The largest and most well known of the giant lizards is the Komodo Dragon!  These guys are huge!! Komodo Dragons are…

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What is a reptile?

Reptiles are a group of animals that include four different groups or classes: Turtles and Tortoises Crocodiles and Alligators Snakes, and Lizards Tuatara (which look like lizards, but are not directly related to them!) Reptiles are known for the following traits: Laying eggs (though some reptiles can give birth to their babies alive like mammals!)…

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