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14 new shrews!

Shrews are some of the smallest mammals on Earth. None of them are bigger than a mouse, and although they resemble mice, they are not rodents. Shrews are insectivores. They spend their lives hunting down insects in underbrush or burrowing for them through the soil.   Shrews stay…

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Moths vs butterflies

One of the most basic questions asked about moths is: How is a moth different from a butterfly? The real answer is that all butterflies are specialized moths. Every species of moth and butterfly is a member of the insect group Lepidoptera; another way to…

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