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Fun Facts

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!

Native Americans called a prairie fire "red buffalo" because it sounded like a thundering buffalo herd.

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.