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What is the best food to feed ducks and swans?

Many people have fond childhood memories of visiting duck ponds armed with loaves of bread, but it turns out that this well-meant activity might have been doing more harm than good.

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Do any other animals have humps like the camel?

When we think of an animal with humps, we immediately think of a camel. Often people assume a camel’s humps (or hump — dromedary camels have one hump, while the Bactrian has two) are filled with water, but in fact … Continued

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Do anteaters only eat ants?

Anteaters are insect-eating mammals in the superfamily Vermilingua, which means ‘worm tongue’. This includes the giant and silky anteater and northern and southern tamandua. These animals have very poor eyesight and lack teeth, so they use their sharp claws to … Continued

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Are flies just a pest?

The common housefly can often seem like a pest. They’re known as ‘filth flies’ because they feed and lay their eggs on dog waste and rubbish, spreading bacteria and disease. However, houseflies also have an important role to play in … Continued

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Can fish drown?

Can you drown when you live in water?

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Why aren’t the biggest animals the fastest?

It’s common knowledge that bigger animals like dogs and horses are faster than little creatures like ants and mice, so why aren’t elephants the fastest runners?

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