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Every week, we share an interesting fact from the natural world on our social media. These are the things that we tell our children, too. We collected last month’s ‘Did you know?’ and ‘Bee facts’ posts for you, so you can share these with your little one.

Bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant.

There are more than 1000 different kinds of bamboo and most of them grow very fast. The fastest ever recorded was 89 cm a day. This is a length of a guitar or a height of a chair.

African Buffalos Vote on the Direction they’d Like the Herd to Move on

When they are resting, the females stand up, shuffle a bit and sit back down again.
They sit in the direction they want to travel. Sometimes it takes an hour, but when they finished ‘voting’, they travel in the decided direction.

The Largest Active Volcano on Earth is the Manua Loa

It is a massive volcano constructed by countless lava flows. Measured from the seafloor, the height of the volcano is more than 9000 metres. The last time it erupted was 27 years ago.

Reindeer Eyeballs Turn Blue in Winter

The arctic reindeer is the only mammal whose eyes shine a different colour depending on the season. They can see in the ultraviolet range. Their eyes change in colour from gold in summer to blue in winter to improve their vision in lower light levels.

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