Macaws, a kind of parrot, are adept at mimicking a wide range of sounds, including human speech. But their natural call sounds like a shrill scream.
Native to the Andes mountains in South America, chinchillas are highly social rodents, with as many as 100 chinchillas living together in a herd.
Did you know snakes can swim? Did you know snakes can climb trees? One snake, the Burmese python, can do both. It can swim (and stay underwater for up to 30 minutes), and it can also climb trees using its prehensile tail.
Unlike many other spiders, tarantulas do not depend on a web to catch their prey. Instead, they grab their prey and sink their fangs in. This injects a mild venom that paralyzes their catch.
Giant anteaters have long tongues covered with sticky saliva and tiny backward-pointing spines. They use their sticky tongues to slurp up as many as 30,000 to 35,000 ants or termites a day.
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