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    Fast Facts: Mar. 2

    • Both male and female platypus have spurs for self-defense on their back legs, but only the male spurs produce an extremely painful venom.
    • The largest Giant Pacific Octopus ever caught weighed about 600 pounds, and the tentacles spanned upwards of 33 feet in length.
    • The average Panda consumes between 20 and 40 pounds of food per day and can spend up to 16 hours eating. While they primarily eat bamboo, they also have been known to eat other plants, fish and small rodents.
    • Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.

       

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