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Grasslands

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Fun Facts

  1. A square foot of prairie holds about 500,000 nematodes, a type of roundworm. They may well be the dominant plant-eaters of the prairie...not bison!
  2. Native Americans called a prairie fire "red buffalo" because it sounded like a thundering buffalo herd.
  3. Termitaries (termite mounds) on the African savanna are favorite home sites for an unusual number of creatures: elephant shrews, bats, rodents, warthogs, aardvarks, pangolines, porcupines, hyenas, vipers, and ants.