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Dena Haines

Hi, I'm Dena Haines. And I'm co-founder of Storyteller Travel. I love to cover food, animals, and destinations around the world.

I also blog about photography at ClickLikeThis.

10 Facts About Darwin’s Cotton in the Galapagos (Gossypium darwinii)

While exploring the Galapagos Islands we came across some Darwin’s cotton. I had never seen a cotton plant before (not much cotton is grown in Canada) the only cotton I was familiar with was what comes in plastic bags at the beauty counter in the pharmacy or grocery store. I was surprised to see how …

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What Do Bears Eat? Diet of All 8 Species (Omnivore Foods)

How do bears diets vary across species (grizzly, polar, brown, black, etc.) and regions? What do bears eat? Learn which bears are mostly carnivorous, which are mostly herbivorous, and what foods they favor. All bears are omnivores. While panda bears have a 99% herbivorous diet, polar bears are mostly carnivores. The other six species are …

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Which Land Animal has the Longest Tail? Lizards, Monkeys, Rodents

Animal tails are for balance, climbing, and attracting females. Which land animal has the longest tail? In this post, you’ll learn about the longest tails: by overall length and by a ratio of their body length. The giraffe has the longest tail of all land animals, at 39 inches (1 meter). With a tail over …

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What Do Elephants Eat? All 3 Species: Food, Water, Milk

Elephants can weigh +13,000 lb, the earth’s largest land animal. What do elephants eat that helps them grow so large? Learn about the diet of all three species, plus the volume of food and water they consume daily. Elephants are herbivores, so they spend their days looking for grass, roots, fruits, and other plant-based foods. …

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How Long do Elephants Live? Average Lifespan of African, Asian Species

Elephants are popular at zoos and on safari. How long do elephants live? In this post, we’ll consider the lifespan of both Asian and African elephants in the wild and in captivity. African elephants live for 56-70 years in the wild but only live for an average of 17 years while in captivity. Asian elephants …

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16 Largest Peninsulas in the World (By Area)

There are thousands of peninsulas out there. Have you ever wondered which ones are the largest? In this post, I’ll cover the largest peninsulas in the world. They are listed by area – in square miles and kilometers. What’s the world’s largest peninsula? The Arabian Peninsula is the world’s largest at 1.2 million square miles, …

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14 Largest Deserts in the World: Listed by Area

What is the largest desert in the world? Here are the largest major deserts of the world, sorted by size. They are from every continent, and both hot and cold deserts. The largest desert in the world is the Antarctic Desert, followed by the Arctic Desert. These two enormous deserts might not be what we …

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21 Kenyan Food and Drinks to Try (Dishes, Drinks, Desserts in Kenya)

If you’re curious about Kenyan food, this post will help. You’ll learn about traditional cuisine in Kenya – including dishes, desserts, and drinks. Which one do you want to try? 21 Kenya Food Guide: Dishes, Drinks, Desserts Kenyan food is as diverse as the people who prepare it. While there are some cultural staples like …

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115 Happy Beach Quotes & Sayings (Sunshine & Ocean Captions)

Looking for some inspirational beach quotes? Here are our favorite beach sayings and captions – perfect for your Instagram post or just to boost your happiness. 115 Beach Quotes and Sayings I put this list of beach quotes together – because I LOVE the beach. And because you’re here, you must love it too. I’ve …

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What Do Kangaroos Eat? All Species (Likes, Plants, Meat?)

What do kangaroos eat? The short answer is grass (like a cow). The longer answer depends on the kangaroo and where it lives. Ground-dwelling kangaroos are herbivores, meaning they only eat plants and vegetables. There are four kangaroo species and they each have slightly different diets. Keep reading to learn more about these beloved Australia …

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