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10+ Interesting Facts About Giant Armadillos

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Giant armadillos are the largest of 20 living species of armadillos . They can grow to a length of 1.2 meters (47 in) and weigh around 26 kg. Giant armadillos are present only in South America . Their natural habitat includes tropical and subtropical forests , savanna, and other areas with a large termite population. Giant armadillos’ primary food is termites , and they would eat an entire termite mound. They also eat ants , worms, and spiders. Giant armadillos have at least 74 teeth. It is the highest number of teeth among land mammals. ( Source ) Mountain lions and jaguars are the only natural predators  of giant armadillos.  Mountain lion is one of the two natural predators of giant armadillo The claws of giant armadillos are 8 in (20 cm) long. These are the longest claws among living mammals . The claw-to-body ratio in these armadillos is 22%, which is also more than any living animal. ( Source ) Giant armadillos use their long and strong claws to dig burrows that can be 16 ft (

30 Interesting Facts About Uganda

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Uganda is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. Uganda is the 2 nd most populous landlocked country in the world after Ethiopia . ( Source )   Uganda shares Lake Victoria, the world’s 2 nd largest freshwater lake, with Kenya and Tanzania . Additionally, eight major rivers and four big lakes also exist in the country. Uganda means “ land of the Ganda. ”  Uganda had one of the highest HIV prevalence rates  during the 1990s. But it successfully reduced the infection rate during the 2000s. But again, the HIV rate in Uganda is increasing, and its HIV new infection rate is the second highest in Africa after South Africa . ( Source ) Uganda remained under British rule from 1894 to 1962. The African nation gained independence on 9 th October 1962. Idi Amin is the most well-known military leader of Uganda. His military dictatorship lasted for eight years (1971 to 1979). He took several controversial steps, like expelling all Asians from Uganda and crushing opposition through for

25 Interesting Facts About Malawi

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Malawi is a small landlocked country in southeastern Africa. A major portion of Lake Malawi is located in Malawi. It covers almost 33% area of the country. There are over 1,000 known fish species in Lake Malawi, more than any other lake in the world. According to estimates, there are more than 2,000 fish species in Lake Malawi. ( Source ) Lake Malawi is the 9 th largest lake and the 4 th largest freshwater lake in the world. It is also the 2 nd deepest lake in Africa . It is also known as Calendar Lake due to its unique features of 365 miles in length, 52 miles of maximum width, and flowing of 12 rivers into the lake. ( Source ) The oldest human cultural artifacts in Malawi are more than 50,000 years old. But the oldest known human fossils are between 8000 and 2000 BCE. The Bantu people started arriving in this area after the 1 st Century CE. Kamuzu Banda was the first prime minister of Malawi. He was declared president for life in 1971. Malawi adopted the one-party system f

35 Interesting Facts About Somalia

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Somalia is the easternmost country in Africa. It is located in the area known as the Horn of Africa. Somalia has the second-longest coastline in Africa and the longest in mainland Africa. The length of this coastline is 3,025 km, and it is just behind the island country of Madagascar  in coastline length. ( Source ) Somalia is one of the most homogenous countries in Africa. More than 85% of people in the country are ethnic Somalis. Around 99% of Somalis are Sunni Muslims . Most of them are adherents of Shafii madhab. Islam entered the country during the 7 th Century. Somalia remained under the rule of several Muslim sultanates between the 7 th and 19 th centuries. Somalia came under the occupation of Italy and Britain in the 19 th Century. The Somali Dervish resistance movement fought against Ethiopia and Britain in northern Somalia. This movement continued from 1899 to 1920 and is known as the  longest and bloodiest resistance against colonial power in Africa. ( Source ) Th