Explore the Special Abilities of Animals
Some dogs are expert diggers; some are born to swim. Your kids might have seen that the family pet has a special ability. To find out more about animal talents, take your kids to a local zoo or wildlife preserve.
Boa constrictors (and other snakes) have heat pit receptors that allow for the detection of other organisms. But unlike most other snakes, boas have “aglyphous” teeth – meaning their fangs don’t carry venom. They make up for this lack by constricting their prey. Did you know that?