Our world would not be even close to the same without bees. Cross pollination helps at least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of the world’s wild plants. Bonus fun fact: Scientists have discovered that bees can be great detectors of the presence of land mines and toxic chemicals.
If “Al Pacas” aren’t Al Gore’s favorite animals, they should be. Alpacas set a perfect example of how to tread lightly on the Earth. They have a very low environmental impact due to their padded feet that don’t hurt the meager soil of the High Andean mountains, and they graze gently in a way that doesn’t kill the plants they consume.
So what do you think, humans? Think we can make the list next year?
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