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New! Issue 38 on sale today

World of Animals is back with an amazing issue number 38 that gives you the opportunity to discover12 wildcats you never knew existed!

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The 10 stinkiest animals on the planet

Bright colours and shrill calls are all well and good, but if you really want to make a statement in the wild, it’s good to smell bad

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Birds

Why do parrots mimic sounds?

Parrots develop regional accents, and scientists think that they evolved the ability to mimic sounds to get familiar with others by imitating their dialect

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Ocean animals

Which animal has the most offspring?

The vertebrate record for most offspring has been set by the oceanic sunfish, which can produce a staggering 300 million eggs at a time

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Ocean animals

How do you weigh a whale?

A blue whale weighs 190,000 kilograms (420,000 pounds), but how do we know that?

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Q and A

Do animals in hot countries hibernate?

  Hibernation is a winter activity for animals that live in cool countries to escape the weather, but in hot countries animals do the opposite It’s called aestivation, and animals do it to avoid the hottest times of year   … Continued

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How did snakes lose their legs?

Snakes are thought to have evolved from four-legged reptiles, and the oldest snake fossils are dated at 150 million years old

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Find out 5 things you didn’t know about sloths in issue 37

Our latest issue is now on sale! As well as stunning images and fun, informative articles all about giraffes, flamingos and rhinos, don’t miss our feature on sloths. As a taster, here’s  5 things you probably didn’t know about these rainforest mammals: … Continued

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Q and A

Are all animal bones the same?

Animals of different classes have extremely different bones, varying in size, structure and even material

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Q and A

Do animals see in colour?

Cone cells in the eyes are responsible for recognising colour, and different animals have between one and 16 types of cones. The more types of cones an animal has, the more colours it can see

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Insects & more

How do ants walk on water?

Water is a unique compound with particles that stick together in long chains, making it easy for light animals to balance on the surface.   The two different elements that make up water are hydrogen and oxygen, and the way … Continued

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