A tuatara's teeth are connected to its jawbone and when lost, cannot be replaced. As a tuatara gets older, it has to eat softer food like earthworms and slugs.  
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  Have you ever seen a cat fall on its back? Even if you have, cats land on their feet most of the time, even if they are falling from an object that's just a foot tall. They are born...
  Asian elephants can weigh over 6 tons or 11,000 pounds while African elephants weigh nearly 8 tons or over 15,000 pounds. The largest elephant weighed roughly 11 tons - as heavy as two schoolbuses! At birth, baby elephants already...
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