Life has been on the planet for 3.8 billion years. The earth is about 4.6 billion years old.
Over 30 000 000 species of life have been discovered so far.
99.9% of all species ever on the planet are now currently extinct.
The process of extinction is natural. But presently the rate (speed) of extinction is far too quick.
The earth's largest ecosystem is the ocean. 71% of the planet is covered in water. Can you swim?
There are 462 species of birds in Canada.
Over a third of mammals that live on land in Canada are rodents, like mice, squirrels, beavers, & porcupines.
Approximately 35 000 species of insects live in Canada.
There's over 30 000 edible species of plants. The North American diet concentrates on only 30 or so.