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A young eagle was about to graduate from his nest, when he saw a large pig running around in the forest below.

“Ooh, that looks yummy,” he said.

“No dear,” his mum said, “you’re not ready to hunt something so big yet.  Start with mice.”

Being a good lad, the young eagle listened to his mum and learned how to hunt mice proficiently.

Then his mind began to wander towards his original goal of catching pigs again.

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A mother camel and her baby were lying around under a tree.

The baby camel asked, “Why do camels have humps?”

The mother camel considered this and said, “We are desert animals so we have the humps to store water so we can survive for a long time without needing to drink.”

The baby camel thought for a moment then said, “OK, why are our legs long and our feet round?”

The mother replied, “They are suited for walking long distances in the desert.”

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Penguins dive into the water every day to chase a hearty meal of fish.

Leopards go out and hunt for their prey.

Giraffes wander around the savannah looking for trees with the fresh shoots that they eat.

Hummingbirds fly throughout the forest looking for nectar filled flowers.

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Snails love lettuce.

They may move slowly, but they always find a way to get to their destination.

When you see them move, they don’t seem to be making much progress, but they always seem to make it to the lettuce in your garden, chomping away contently.

They understand that the lettuce won’t come to them, so every night, they venture out to get their meal.

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There aren’t too many more magnificent sights in nature than an eagle swooping down on their prey.

It’s a wonderful combination of power, grace and precision as the talons reach out and they catch their next meal.

But before an eagle swoops, they need to see the opportunity.

They use their extraordinary vision and focus to see their prey from high in the sky.

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A desperate rabbit runs faster to get away from the fox.

A hungry lion sprints with all of her energy to catch her prey.

A determined ant moves around, over or under any obstacles in its way.

A focused spider tries to spin its web despite the wind and rain destroying it over and over again.

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A lion in the zoo looks like a lion in the wild.

It has big teeth.

It has big claws.

It can still roar.

The male still has a big mane.

It still looks fearsome.

A lion in the zoo looks like a lion in the wild, but it doesn’t do what a lion in the wild does.

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Lightning bugs (also known as fireflies) are remarkable and beautiful creatures.

There are over 2,000 species of these wonderful beetles around the world and they each have a distinctive way of using their little inbuilt lamps.

Some flicker.

Some glow.

Some flash.

The important thing is that they each shine their lights in the darkness.

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The common swift is a remarkable bird that is perfectly built for flying.

After the young swift grows its adult feathers and takes flight for the first time, it will never land on the ground for its entire life.

They eat, drink, mate and even sleep while they are soaring, with a single flight often lasting almost a year.

Here’s the deal.

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dont-give-up-too-soonSnowy was a beautiful little pony.

Since the day she was born, she had wanted to be a show jumping pony, just like her mother and every day she would pester her mother to be allowed to jump.

Eventually, Snowy’s mum decided that she was big enough and they went into the jumping arena together for the first time.

Snowy was very excited, but when she saw how big the jumps were, she starting shaking.

“I don’t think that this is a good idea.  I could never jump that high.  I think that we had better leave.” She said.

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