Top Facts for World Earth Day

Top Facts for World Earth Day

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  • Asia is the largest continent. It has the biggest land area and the world’s biggest population.
  • Oceania is the smallest continent of the planet.
  • The world’s longest river, the Nile, is in Africa.
  • Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world and located in North America.
  • The Andes is the world’s longest mountain range and are located in South America.
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  • The blue whale is the largest animal on our planet and can weigh up to 180 tonnes (that’s the same as 33 elephants!)
  • The Sahara in Africa is the world’s largest desert. It can reach temperatures of up to 57°C.
  • Giant pandas are one of the rarest animals in the world. 99% of their diet consists of bamboo.
  • Kangaroos are a type of marsupial. They carry their babies in a pouch and are only found in Australia.
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  • Red foxes are found almost everywhere in the world. They can produce 28 different sounds to communicate with each other.
  • The Amazon Rainforest has over 10 million species of animal, as well as many more that are yet to be discovered.  
  • Polar bears are well suited to living in the arctic circle. They are excellent swimmers, can hold their breath for 2 minutes and have a thick layer of fur and blubber that keeps them warm.
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