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By Steve Jenkins

How giant is a crocodile? What a few tiger, or the world’s biggest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's toes lengthy or an eye fixed that’s higher than your head?

Sometimes evidence and figures don’t inform the total tale. occasionally you must see issues for yourself—at their genuine dimension.

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G i a n t anteaters make their home in the far a s 6 0 0 m i l e s f r o m l a n d . A l o n g w i t h their r e l a t i v e s the a l l i g a t o r s , forests and g r a s s l a n d s of Central and S o u t h A m e r i c a . T h e y a r e a c r o c o d i l e s k i l l m o r e people a r o u n d the w o r l d than a n y other a n i m a l . favorite food of j a g u a r s , but can defend themselves by standing up on their back legs and s t r i k i n g out w i t h their c l a w s . Anteaters have poor v i s i o n but a v e r y g o o d sense of s m e l l .

Plant m a t e r i a l a n d d u n g . E l e p h a n t s a r e e n d a n g e r e d —they have l o n g been hunted f o r their i v o r y t u s k s , a n d much of the A f r i c a n f o r e s t a n d g r a s s l a n d w h e r e they live has been turned into f a r m l a n d . A male A f r i c a n elephant can s t a n d 1 3 feet tall at the s h o u l d e r a n d w e i g h a s much a s 1 4 , 0 0 0 p o u n d s . T h e s e s e n s i t i v e and i n t e l l i g e n t a n i m a l s live in g r o u p s and feed on g r a s s , s h r u b s , and t r e e s .

T h e s e tiny h a i r s and s m a l l m a m m a l s that the o s t r i c h e s are v e r y i r r i t a t i n g to the s k i n , e y e s , and mouth o f other a n i m a l s . eat, and the o s t r i c h e s w a r n of a p p r o a c h i n g l i o n s o r h y e n a s . If n e c e s s a r y , the o s t r i c h can defend itself against predators with powerful kicks of its l e g s . T h e ostrich e g g , w h i c h w e i g h s a l m o s t three and a h a l f p o u n d s , i s the l a r g e s t egg o f a n y a n i m a l .

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