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Because lions only inhabit certain limited parts of Africa, which is a very large continent with varied geology, they cannot accurately be said to dominate wildlife on that continent, though they are apex predators who tend to be at or near the top of their ecosystem's food chain. And while lions are skilled hunters and fierce predators, some other predators, such as hyenas, have been known to outcompete and even dominate lions.

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      Q: What are the natural resources of the African Savanna?

      A: The natural resources in the African Savanna include a multitude of grasses, oil, uranium, platinum, diamonds, coal, gold and oil. Because the Savanna spans nearly 5 million square miles of Africa, there are different natural resources in different parts of the continent. For example, the Congo region is known for being one of the largest diamond producing areas of the world. Ghana, Guinea and Mali are major producers of gold.
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    • Who colonized South Africa?

      Q: Who colonized South Africa?

      A: South Africa was colonized by two different powers, the Dutch and the English. The Dutch East India Company established the first colony in 1652. The British took over the colony in 1795, returned it during the Peace of Amiens in 1802, and then re-occupied it in 1809.
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    • Is Cape Verde part of Africa?

      Q: Is Cape Verde part of Africa?

      A: Cape Verde is an independent island country comprised of 10 islands; it is part of the continent of Africa. Cape Verde is located approximately 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Verde comprises a total area of 1,557 square miles.
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    • What countries border Kenya?

      Q: What countries border Kenya?

      A: Kenya is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. The total area of Kenya is 224,960 square miles, of which 5,200 are under the waters of Lake Rudolf. It is located on the equator, with 250 miles of coastline on the Indian Ocean. The highest elevation 3.23 miles, and the lowest elevation is sea level.
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    • What are some mountain ranges in Africa?

      Q: What are some mountain ranges in Africa?

      A: The Ruwenzori Range, Atlas Mountains, Virunga Mountains and Aïr Massif are mountain ranges in Africa. The Ruwenzori Range stretches roughly 80 miles along the north-south border of Uganda and Congo. Small lakes, river valleys and glaciers have formed between the towering snow peaks, carrying water to the Semliki River. The tallest section is Mount Stanley, which peaks at 5,119 meters.
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    • What is the climate in Africa?

      Q: What is the climate in Africa?

      A: Africa is a huge continent with a wide variety of landscapes and climates, from the dry, hot desert climate found in the northern countries in the Sahara desert to the tropical rainforests toward the center of the continent and the subarctic climates found in mountainous regions in southern Africa. There is not a single, dominant climate throughout the African continent, with different geological features such as lowlands or mountain ranges impacting climate differently in different places. However, much of Africa is dominated by the massive Sahara desert, and the continent is home to a huge proportion of the planet's arid lands.
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    • What type of biome is Antarctica?

      Q: What type of biome is Antarctica?

      A: Tundra is the primary biome of Antarctica. The tundra biome is characterized by extreme cold and a lack of vegetation, which is mostly reduced to dwarf shrubs, grasses, mosses and lichens. Tundra is also distinguished by low biodiversity, as almost no amphibians or reptiles can survive its temperatures.
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    • Do people live in Antarctica?

      Q: Do people live in Antarctica?

      A: There are no permanent residents of Antarctica. However, there are many research stations in Antarctica that are populated throughout the year by professionals sent to study the continent.
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    • What animals live in the South Pole?

      Q: What animals live in the South Pole?

      A: Penguins are among the few animals that live in the South Pole. The South Pole is situated in the continent of Antarctica, where temperatures are too frigid most months of the year to be able to sustain much animal life. Due to this, there are no land-based vertebrate animals on the continent. In addition to penguins, approximately 200 species of fish are found in Antarctica's waters.
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    • Which continents does the Arctic Circle pass through?

      Q: Which continents does the Arctic Circle pass through?

      A: The Arctic Circle passes through three continents: Asia, Europe and North America. This includes eight countries: Russia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the United States (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland) and Iceland.
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    • Why do penguins live in Antarctica?

      Q: Why do penguins live in Antarctica?

      A: Penguins live in Antarctica because they are especially adapted to the cold through their unique feathers, small feet and circulatory system. For instance, one of the species that lives in Antarctica, the emperor penguin, has an especially small bill and feet that help it to conserve heat.
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    • What is the climate like in Antarctica?

      Q: What is the climate like in Antarctica?

      A: The climate in Antarctica is extremely cold with very little precipitation. The coldest ever temperature to be recorded on Earth was -128.56 degrees Fahrenheit in Antarctica at Vostok Station.
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      Q: How many time zones does Asia span?

      A: There are about 70 individual time zones in Asia, from Iran Daylight Time (IRDT) to Armenia Summer Time (AMST) and Japan Standard Time (JST). These time zones are all based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is the international time standard.
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    • What are some of Asia's most endangered animals?

      Q: What are some of Asia's most endangered animals?

      A: There are many endangered species in Asia, including fish such as the Sompong's rasbora of Thailand, mammals such as the south China tiger, primates such Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, reptiles such as the Red River giant softshell turtle and birds such as the spoon-billed sandpiper. As of February 2015, some of these animals, such as the Sumatran elephant and the Yangtze finless porpoise, are considered critically endangered.
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    • What is the climate in Asia?

      Q: What is the climate in Asia?

      A: Asia has a wide variety of climates because of its huge size. Asia has some of the coldest places in the world as well as some of the hottest, driest and wettest places.
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    • On which continent is Iraq located?

      Q: On which continent is Iraq located?

      A: Iraq is located on the continent of Asia. It is a part of the Middle East, a region of Asia and North Africa that nurtured some of the oldest human cultures on the planet.
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    • Where is the Gobi Desert located?

      Q: Where is the Gobi Desert located?

      A: The Gobi Desert is located in Asia in northern and northwestern China as well as parts of southern Mongolia. It has several distinct features including the Eastern Gobi Desert Steppe, the Alaskan Plateau and the Gobi Lakes Valley.
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    • What is a century egg?

      Q: What is a century egg?

      A: A century eggs is a Chinese delicacy that consists of an egg that has been preserved over a period of several weeks or months. Though the name implies that these eggs cure for many years, the process actually takes much less time.
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    • How long is the Great Barrier Reef?

      Q: How long is the Great Barrier Reef?

      A: The Great Barrier Reef is 1,429 miles long and runs along the coast of northeastern Australia. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers about 132,819 square miles and contains about 3,000 separate coral reefs.
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    • What is the national animal of Australia?

      Q: What is the national animal of Australia?

      A: Australia has not adopted an official national animal, but has designated the red kangaroo and the emu as Australia's "native animals." These two species appear on its shield, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.
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    • Which type of deadly jellyfish is nearly invisible?

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    • Did Australians invent the boomerang?

      Q: Did Australians invent the boomerang?

      A: Though boomerangs are iconically associated with Australian Aboriginal peoples, it's difficult to know exactly when and where this tool originated. Ancient humans used boomerangs for thousands of years before the advent of more modern tools. The oldest-known boomerang is thought to be about 20,000 years old and was actually found in Poland.
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    • Where is the Australian Outback?

      Q: Where is the Australian Outback?

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    • What is the oldest city in Australia?

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