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A nine-banded armadillo at home in the scrub. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

Why do nine-banded armadillos always have four offspring of the same sex?

Learn about the nine-banded armadillo's unusual reproductive traits.

For a snail, speed is relative. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How fast is a snail's pace?

Scientific research reveals a snail's speed.

A whale's stomach can contain four tons of krill. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

What is krill?

Learn about krill and how it plays a critical role in ocean ecosystems.

Elephants are the largest living land animals. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How much sleep do elephants need?

Learn what constitutes a restful night for an elephant.

Gastropods without shells are called slugs. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How many noses do slugs have?

Read about the sensory functions of slugs.

Cats and dogs have different types of vocalizations they use to communicate with humans and each other. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How many more vocal sounds do cats have than dogs?

Learn if cats have a more complex vocal range than dogs.

Ants belong to colonies where social organization is key to survival. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How many ants are there for every one person on earth?

Discover the impressive number of ants living on earth today.

Honey bees use the hexagonal comb to lay eggs, store honey and pollen. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

How fast can honey bees fly?

Honey bees may be small, but discover how surprisingly quick they can be.

The largest living bird species is the ostrich. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Discover the unique ways an ostrich seeks shelter and defense.

Not all mosquitoes are out to drink blood. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

Nature and Environment » Animals and Wildlife

Do all mosquitoes bite?

Learn which mosquitoes will and will not bite.

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