Our Amazing Planet

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Come one…come all…to the most incredible, spectacular, astounding show you have ever seen! Think we’ve hyped it up too much? Think again, because we are talking about the earth! Sure we live on it and it’s all around us every day, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen! Still don’t believe us? Check out these fast-facts about species that live on the planet and be inspired to take action to protect the environment.

Whooping Cranes have been known to fly for 10 hours, covering distances of up to 750 kilometers!

Bison can distinguish between smells that are up to 3 kilometers away!

gorilla

Gorillas are the largest living apes, the males can measure 1.7m in height and they can weigh over 350 pounds!

Galapagos tortoises are one of the longest living animals, some reaching a ripe old age of 150 years!

orange, sunflower, star

The Sunflower Star can grow 16 to 24 arms that reach 3 feet and 3 inches long.

The Mimic Octopus hides from predators by mimicking the look of a flatfish or sea snake.

flower, plant, cape region, South Africa

The world’s smallest mammal is the Bumblebee Bat, weighing in at a tiny two grams.

The Cape Region of Africa, located on the Southwestern tip of the continent, is home to over 9,000 different types of plants.

Know some other amazing facts about the planet? Post them in the comments section below.

Earth Rangers is a non-profit organization that works to inspire and educate children about the environment. At EarthRangers.com kids can play games, discover amazing facts, meet animal ambassadors and fundraise to protect biodiversity.

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