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I’m Caitlyn, a science writer and communicator. And every Friday, I’m your go-to place for fun animal facts!

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Meet the Galápagos tortoise

As we enter winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, I find myself hunkering down. It’s so hard to get moving when it’s cold and dark outside! However, some animals are slow even though they live in warm environments. That’s right, I’m talking about the Galápagos (or giant) tortoise (Chelonoidis niger). As you might have guessed…

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Meet the American pygmy shrew

It’s a few days after American Thanksgiving. If you celebrated, it’s time to finish digesting all the food you ate and prepare to heat up some leftovers. But even if you think you ate a lot of food yesterday, some animals can eat even more. For example, blue whales eat between 10 and 20 tons of food…

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