Ecosystems

Record breaking: Giant Amazon water lily

The Giant Amazon Water Lily was discovered growing in the River Amazon in 1801, and first grown in Europe in the mid 19th Century.

The giant millipede

In the wild, people have observed animals using natural substances in order to make themselves feel better.

Poison jewels: the dart frogs

These South American frogs are brightly coloured and highly poisonous. The colour alone deters many predators, but when threatened, these frogs also release deadly poisons through their skin.

Ancient gardeners: leafcutter ants

Farming isn’t solely a human activity. Other members of the animal kingdom also cultivate ‘crops’.

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