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Animals Are Awesome

10Feb 20
Packed with power—and ready for prey

Packed with power—and ready for prey

Triangle weaver spiders (genus Hypiotes) have a unique skill in the animal kingdom. They construct webs that are loaded with tension, anchoring themselves with silk from their abdomen and pulling the web tighter with a central line. When a bug hits the web, the spider releases its anchor line, slinging…

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Penguins explore an aquarium in Chicago

After the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago temporarily closed. The animal keepers decided to take advantage of visitor-free aquarium by letting some of…

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Rare albino panda photographed in China

An all-white giant panda is roaming a forest in the Sichuan province of China. This rare bear was caught on camera in a nature reserve. It is believed to be…

10Feb 20

Snake gives unexpected birth to clones

An anaconda snake at the Boston New England Aquarium produced 18 babies without the help of a male. It happened through a process called parthenogenesis. The sets of genes came…

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Each book in the Animals Are Awesome series offers insight into the fascinating lives of some of the world’s most incredible animals. From what they eat and where they live to descriptions of different species and how they spend their days, readers will learn lots of fun facts about their favorite animals.

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