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Diane Diegor

Hello, I'm Diane Diegor. I'm a travel and nature enthusiast. I love learning about other cultures and tasting their food.

I'm a regular contributor to Storyteller Travel.

Do Porcupines Shoot Their Quills? (Fact Check) 4 Defense Behaviors

Did you know that there are 58 species of porcupines! These rodents are adorable. But beware. The name “porcupine” comes from Latin and means “quill pig.” So as cute as they are, it is better to give them some distance. Those quills can cause some damage. But are you safe even at a distance? Do …

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Do Rattlesnakes Nurse Their Babies? (Fact Check) Snake-Milking?

Photos occasionally surface on social media that appear to show a rattlesnake nursing her young. Do rattlesnakes nurse their babies? The quick answer is no. Rattlesnakes are reptiles and as such, they do not have mammary glands. An animal without mammary glands cannot lactate (produce milk). The photo in question was staged. (I guess you …

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Lake Maracaibo: Lightning Capital of the World (297 Days a Year)

How do you feel about thunder and lightning? If you are like me, you will open the curtains wide and pull up a chair to watch the show. You may even wonder where to travel to catch the best lightning show in the world. In this article, you’ll learn about the lightning capital of the …

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28 Giant Armadillo Facts (2 Types) Largest Living and Extinct

What comes to your mind when you picture an armadillo? Perhaps you picture a cute little rolly-polly creature. Today we are going to talk about giant armadillos. While they are cute, they are not little. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about the giant armadillo. We’ll also talk about its bigger, but extinct, …

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All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking at. The statistics provided in this article are from the Geophysical Institute (Spanish site) in Ecuador. They …

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What Sound Does a Hippo Make? Guide to Hippo Noises, Roars, Mating Displays

Hippopotami are huge, strong, and very loud animals! What sound does a hippo make? They make a variety of noises and sounds – both above and underwater. Beyond the stomping and splashing noises they make as they move around their 3,300+ pound (1,500 kilograms) bodies, they also make a variety of vocalizations. In this article, …

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How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There? Complete Travelers Guide

Are you wondering how many Spanish speaking countries there are? Perhaps you have learned a little bit of Spanish in school, and are wondering where this could prove useful. Or maybe you love the culture and want to explore it further. There are 20 Spanish-speaking countries. This includes countries where Spanish is either the official …

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25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we’ll “dive” into Galapagos Islands facts, including fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos Geography and Climate 1. Where are the Galapagos Islands located? The Galapagos Islands are located in the …

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Ecuador’s Cloud Forests: 13 Things to Know (Travelers Guide)

Sure, Ecuador has the Amazon rainforest. But have you heard of the cloud forest in Ecuador? In this article, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s cloud forests, what to see, where to find them, and how to prepare for your trip. Cloud Forests in Ecuador: 13 Things to Know 1. What is a cloud forest? If you …

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African Deer Guide: Meet the Barbary Stag (Africa’s Only Deer)

Africa is known for having all sorts of wonderful animals, including a wide variety of antelopes. But what about African deer? In this article, you’ll learn all about the only African deer. We’ll also discuss what all the other deer-like animals in Africa are. The only deer native to Africa is the Barbary stag (Cervus …

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