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Two species of elephants in Africa are under a lot of trouble. Savanna elephants and forest elephants populations have been declining in the past decades. The forest elephants are critically endangered—that’s the category right before extinction in the wild. Poaching is a big concern. People are killing elephants for their…
The Map of Life, or MOL, tracks the biodiversity around the world. Researchers are using the map to predict where an unknown species may be hiding. The data model shows that amphibians and reptiles are the most undiscovered animals. This is because they are often smaller in size and don’t…
Sea urchins don’t have eyes, so they use their feet to see. Tucked among their spines are little holes. Inside the holes are tentacle-like things called “tube feet.” The tube feet have light-sensitive cells at their base. Researchers think the sea urchin’s whole body acts like a giant eyeball. Urchins…
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