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If You See These Ants Evacuating, Act Fast to Protect Yourself

January 10, 2015

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  • From super-sniffers to electricity detectors to swimming tongues, animals present an infinite array of impressive sensory capabilities.
  • Would you ever think the rough, tough hide of an alligator is exceptionally sensitive to the slightest change in vibrational energy? Or that red wood ants are very efficient earthquake detectors? Did you know elephants communicate using seismic activity generated by their trunks and feet?
  • Here we offer a collection of little-known facts about the sensory acuity of a dozen different members of the animal kingdom.

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