They're small. They're fierce. They're everywhere. And there's probably a lot you don't know about them.
There are over 15,000 species of ants on earth. That’s 3 times as many ant species as all mammal species combined.
You can find ants almost everywhere on the planet except for very cold environments like Antarctica and underwater.
Like humans, ants are social and live in groups. In a colony, every ant has a specific job such as gathering food, defending the colony, or caring for the young. Ant colonies can have up to 3 million individuals.
Ants do a lot of things humans also do. For instance, farming food, herding animals as livestock and building complex homes (with ventilation systems and all).