- Gypsy caterpillars are known to wreak havoc. They have destroyed millions of acres of forests in the U.S.
- Can you believe that some animals have five feet – four normal feet and a prehensile tail that is a tail that can curl around a support and grasp it? Some of these animals are the furry Kinkajou, the woolly opossum, the silky ant eater, the spider monkey and the tree porcupine.
- The black Mamba can grow as much as 4 metres and can crawl at 19 kilometres per hour.
- In the last century 90% of orang-utans have disappeared. In the next ten they could be gone forever.
Funda of Fundas
Believe it or not, stingrays are the most common cause of severe fish stings. They have whip-like tails that have sharp, sometimes barbed spines at the base. Through the spines, they can inflict severe wounds, injecting venom from poison glands. Stingrays are bottom-dwellers usually found in warm, shallow waters, so watch where you walk in the water.
by Aniket Kumar (11 years)