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10 Cool things about the monarch African butterfly

1. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING The monarch is believed to be the first butterfly ever to be documented. Ancient Egyptians drew pictures of butterflies on tombs as far back as 3,500 years ago and these images resemble the monarch.

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10 Cool things about the elephant

1. Strange relations The elephant’s closest living relative is the dassie. This might sound odd, but recent discoveries have shown that the elephant’s oldest ancestor was about the size of a rabbit.

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10 cool things about the brown house snake

1| AFRICAN REPTILE The brown house snake (Boaedon capensis) is a common African snake, spanning from southern Africa up to the west and east of the African continent. Belonging to the genus Boaedon, there are about seven different species of house snakes with the brown house snake being the largest of them all.

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10 cool things about giraffes

1.Mighty height The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world – even newborn babies are taller than most humans. His long legs and neck do make drinking difficult though.

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The sand cat

Also known as the sand dune cat, the sand cat is widely distributed in North Africa’s Sahara Desert, the Arabian Desert and deserts in Pakistan and Iran. They are small in size, but extremely hardy and well adapted to their ...

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