Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
Spiders have transparent blood.
Ladybugs bleed to protect themselves. When alarmed, they release drops of a reddish or yellowish bitter tasting liquid from their mouths and from the pores at their joints. This repels prospective attackers.
Female elephants are called cows. They start to have calves when they are about 12 years old and they are pregnant for 22 months.
Only 11 percent of the earth's surface is used to grow food.
The Nile River in Africa is the longest river (6,825 kilometers) of the earth.
Plants often grow from seeds.
Seventy percent of the plants identified by the U.S. National Cancer Institute as useful in the treatment of cancer are found only in rainforests.
There are two major types of rainforest: temperate rainforests and tropical rainforests.
One-fifth of the world?s fresh water is found in the Amazon Basin.