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Domestic sheep are raised all over the world and are one of the most common herd animals in history. The first domestic sheep were located in the Middle East and Central Asia, but farmers all around the world raise them today, in virtually every environment imaginable.

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    • What does a female blue jay look like?

      Q: What does a female blue jay look like?

      A: Female blue jays are bright blue with a bluish-cast white chest and belly, and the wings and tail appear "tiled" with blocks of blue, white and black. The blue head feathers stand up in a crest that is accented with black. Both females and males look the same.
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    • How long does it take for a turkey vulture egg to hatch?

      Q: How long does it take for a turkey vulture egg to hatch?

      A: Turkey vulture eggs are laid in the spring and take between 30 and 40 days to hatch. The turkey vulture egg is a chalky white egg with brown speckles. It is laid in a tree, a cliff or a rocky area with little or no nest.
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    • Where do crows build their nests?

      Q: Where do crows build their nests?

      A: Crows typically build their nests in the crooks of tree branches near the trunk, in bushes, on the side of cliffs or in the nooks of man-made structures. They very rarely place their nests at ground level.
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    • Where do ostriches live?

      Q: Where do ostriches live?

      A: Ostriches live in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia and down into Tanzania. There's also a population of ostriches in South Africa. Ostriches used to live in the Middle East and southwestern Asia until they were extirpated from those areas.
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    • What is the largest bird in the world?

      Q: What is the largest bird in the world?

      A: The ostrich is both the largest and the heaviest bird in the world. Females are 6 feet tall on average, while the male of the species can reach a height of 9 feet. Adult ostriches weigh from 220 to 350 pounds.
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    • What do turkeys eat?

      Q: What do turkeys eat?

      A: The natural diet of the wild turkey is omnivorous with the majority of it being plant matter, although the turkey also opportunistically eats insects and other small animals. Turkeys are foragers, and their diet changes with the location and season.
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    • What blood type do mosquitoes like?

      Q: What blood type do mosquitoes like?

      A: While they are willing to feed on anyone, mosquitoes do have a preference for who they bite. Mosquitoes prefer people who have type O blood over those with any other type.
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    • What is a dragonfly's habitat?

      Q: What is a dragonfly's habitat?

      A: Dragonflies thrive in freshwater environments, and they live in temperate, tropical and terrestrial locations. Immature dragonflies are born in bodies of freshwater, and they require nutrients derived exclusively from freshwater sources to survive. Upon maturing, however, adult dragonflies gravitate towards land, but still require adjacent bodies of freshwater for food and sustenance.
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    • How do you get rid of stink bugs?

      Q: How do you get rid of stink bugs?

      A: Stink bugs typically enter homes in search of warm places to hide during colder months. To prevent infestation, seal off entry points, remove excess moisture around the house, use a vacuum cleaner, keep lights off, and eliminate food sources. You need caulk, airtight containers and a vacuum cleaner.
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    • What is a Giant Asian praying mantis?

      Q: What is a Giant Asian praying mantis?

      A: The Giant Asian praying mantis, also known as Hierodula membranacea, is a large winged insect of the mantidae animal family. Males can grow to be 3 inches long, whereas females can reach closer to 3.5 inches. The reference to praying in the mantis' name describes the positioning of the front limbs on the insect, rather than the carnivorous characteristics of the animal.
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    • Where do dragonflies live?

      Q: Where do dragonflies live?

      A: Dragonflies live around freshwater and lay eggs in freshwater, usually on plants. Dragonfly larvae have gills and live underwater. When a larva is mature, it climbs out of the water and molts, following which an adult dragonfly emerges from the shed skin. Adult dragonflies live around water as well but are capable of flying long distances in search of food and mates.
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    • What is a Sun Scorpion?

      Q: What is a Sun Scorpion?

      A: Sun scorpion is another name for a camel spider. The camel spider is not truly a spider; it is an arachnid known as a solpugid. These animals are closely related to scorpions and spiders, but they do not sting or carry venom.
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