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kakapo parrot bird

Catching up with a Kakapo

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.

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A Big Chunk of Ice

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

A BIG Slithery Snake

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

Giant Golden Orb Weaver Spider

Wouldn’t Want to Run into this Giant Spider!

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 Wings

Albatross have the longest wingspan of any bird – up to 11 feet, or 3.4 metres!

2010 is the Year of Biodiversity and

sociable weaver bird nest

Sociable weavers build nests that can hold up to 400 birds

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

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Bamboo can grow 4 feet every 24 hours

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

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The Sunflower Starfish can grow 16 to 24 arms

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).

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