Poison vs. venom: What's the difference? - Rose Eveleth
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Here's a list of poisonous animals. Here's a list of venomous animals.
As a Canadian-Australian, I have always wondered why it is that Australia has so many venomous animals that can kill you while Canada has virtually none. But it's not just Australia - it seems like all beautiful, warm places are cursed with venomous native species. So I set out to find the truth: why have all these venomous species evolved in the world's best holiday destinations?
Why Do Venomous Animals Live In Warm Climates?
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