By Steve Jenkins
How tremendous is a crocodile? What a couple of tiger, or the world’s greatest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's ft lengthy or an eye fixed that’s greater than your head?
Sometimes proof and figures don’t inform the total tale. occasionally you must see issues for yourself—at their real dimension.
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For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to P e r m i s s i o n s , Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 1 5 Park Avenue South, N e w York, N e w York 1 0 0 0 3 . com The text of this book i s set in Futura. The illustrations are collages of cut and torn paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file. Manufactured in Singapore TWP 10 pi The giant Gippsland earthworm lives in Australia.
T h e ostrich e g g , w h i c h w e i g h s a l m o s t three and a h a l f p o u n d s , i s the l a r g e s t egg o f a n y a n i m a l . T h e s a l t w a t e r c r o c o d i l e i s the w o r l d ' s l a r g e s t reptile. It g r o w s up to 2 3 feet long and w e i g h s a s much a s a ton. S a l t w a t e r c r o c o d i l e s , w h i c h can live in both f r e s h and salt w a t e r , a r e f o u n d in the r i v e r s and coastal a r e a s of A u s t r a l i a and S o u t h e a s t A s i a , w h e r e they eat f i s h , b i r d s , m o n k e y s , buffalo, and livestock.
T h e g o r i l l a , found in the f o r e s t s of central A f r i c a , i s an e n d a n g e r e d S i b e r i a n t i g e r s can be up to 1 4 feet long (including their tail) and a n i m a l . People have shot a n d captured s o m a n y g o r i l l a s that they w e i g h a s much a s 7 0 0 p o u n d s . T h e y are stealthy a n d p o w e r f u l are in d a n g e r of b e c o m i n g extinct in the w i l d . T h e s e gentle but p r e d a t o r s , a b l e to leap 3 0 feet in a s i n g l e b o u n d .
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