We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this!
Researchers decided to conduct a study on the giant anthills that litter the African plains. In order to do so, cement must be poured into the colonies, allowing it to dry. Once the cement is hardened, the colony can be dug up from the ground
After pouring more than 10 tons of cement into the anthill, the researchers were amazed at what they found.
The ant colony stretched more than 26 feet below the ground and took up 530 square feet!
We would hate to step on that anthill!!!
The unbelievable aspect of it all is the design. It's as if an architect had sat down and designed everything! It's built to maximize airflow and efficiency. Wow!
The animal kingdom continues to amaze us!
Tags: africa, ants, colony, research