The Mighty Himalayas

The Himalayas are the world's highest range of mountains. They stretch 2,500 km (1,550 miles) across Asia. The world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, stands in the midst of the Himalayas. The snow leopard is probably the world's most rare and elusive cat. It lives high on mountains, including those of the Himalayas, far from human... Continue Reading →

Cool Caves

A large cave will take thousands of years to form. From insects to bats, many animals find a cave a good place to live. Caves are often damp, if not wet. Stalactites form drip by drip as minerals are deposited by water dripping from the roof. A stalactite forms from the roof down. Many bats... Continue Reading →

Mountains and Caves

Mountains and caves are rocky habitats. The first offers exposure to all sorts of weather, the second offers shelter - but no sunlight. Earth has some impressive mountain ranges. The map shows the location of some of the best-known of these. Mountains support all sorts of animals. Many, like the mountain lion, have adapted to... Continue Reading →

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