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By David Burnie

ISBN-10: 0756629144

ISBN-13: 9780756629144

Filled with eye-popping images and much out proof, all of the questions you'll ever ask in regards to the animal country are responded during this unique kin reference.

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How do pandas survive on bamboo? 42 44 46 48 How do termites avoid the heat? For all animals—big or small—getting too warm can be deadly. That’s why animals in hot places need ways of keeping cool. Some of them hide from the midday sun, or only come out after dark. Grassland termites beat the heat by living in air-conditioned nests. The part they Termite live in is buried below the ground. Above them is a gigantic mound, made of sunbaked clay. Up to 13 ft (4 m) high, the mound contains tunnels that cool the air that circulates through the nest.

They then feed these juices to young worker ants, who hang upside down deep inside their nests. Gradually, the workers swell up like tiny balloons, turning into living water tanks. When the weather turns dry, the workers regurgitate small droplets of nectar for the other ants to drink. Q How much can a thirsty camel drink? A Camels can go for a week without Honey ants Q Can animals survive being dried out? A Some microscopic animals can Water bear on plant drinking, even in the blazing desert sun.

2 Desert hedgehogs can sense when it is getting hot. They find somewhere cool where they can sleep during the hot months. Q How does a flamingo collect its food? A When a flamingo feeds, it holds its beak upside down in the water. Instead of catching fish, it eats microscopic plants and animals which it sieves out of the water. Its tongue works like a pump, and it collects its food with special fringes on its tongue and its beak. Flamingos usually live in shallow lakes or coasts and are the only birds to collect food in this way.

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