Ants. Yep, where would the world be without them? They seemingly hold much of it together for the rest of us in all sorts of cool ways. Through moving of soil by nest building activity and by collecting food they affect the level of nutrients in the soil. This can indirectly impact the local populations of many animal groups, from decomposers such as Collembola, to species much higher up the food chain, like us. More than 10,000 known ant species occur around the world. They are especially prevalent in tropical forests, where they may be up to half of all the insects living in some locations.
Let Kids Be Kids advocates for the rights of all those in the animal kingdom. Yep, humans too.
And, in particular, all those Ants out there.
(Photo: photo National Geographic )
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