Canada is a country in the northern part of North America with ten provinces and three territories.
Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy as well as a constitutional monarchy: Queen Elizabeth is the head of state. The country is also bilingual - English and French - at the federal level. The name Canada originates from the Saint Lawrence Iroquoian word for village, 'kanata.'
Hundreds of years ago, the American eel was a common sight on the Ottawa River in Canada. But today, the endangered species is at just 1 percent of its former strength, due largely to the many dams on the river. And the Ottawa River is especially important for the American eel — it's where they go to mature before making the epic journey back to their spawning grounds in the North Atlantic.
Tarantulas, scorpions and cockroaches are not appealing — but they are important! Eels in Canada are being chopped up by dams — but they don't get the attention they deserve because they aren't cute like pandas. Poisonous scorpions are more important for our ecosystem than you may have thought. And a taste for tarantula in Cambodia has decimated their numbers.
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