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The Kakapo may look like a regular bird, but there are several features that make it unique. Find out why this New Zealand native is so different.
The biggest chunk of ice on Earth is the Antarctic ice sheet, which covers 14 million square kilometres and holds an astounding 30 million cubic kilometres of ice. [caption
The Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is the world’s largest snake both in terms of its weight and length. [caption id="attachment_3861" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Photo credit: Trisha Shears "][/caption] http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Eunectes_murinus.html
Researchers recently discovered a new, giant golden orb weaver spider from Africa and Madagascar. But turns out only the females are giants. They have a body length of
Albatross have the longest wingspan of any bird – up to 11 feet, or 3.4 metres!
2010 is the Year of Biodiversity and
You probably haven’t heard of the sociable weaver (Philetairus socius), but they are well known in their home, the Kalahari region of Africa, because their nests are kinda
Bamboo, a member of the grass family (Poaceae), is a pretty spectacular plant. It can grow to more 130 feet in height, at a rate of 4 feet
The Sunflower Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) is the largest sea star in the world. Its 16 to 24 arms can grow 3 feet and 3 inches long (1 metre).