FACTBOX-Five Facts About Naturalist E.O. Wilson | U.S. News®


(Reuters) – Here are five facts about American biologist, naturalist and environmentalist E.O. Wilson, hailed as the Darwin of the 21st century, who died on Sunday at age 92 :

* For his book “Pheidole in the New World,” a study of ants, Wilson did all 5,000 drawings himself, Harvard magazine said.

* Wilson honed his love of nature in the Boy Scouts, which he called an organization that “seemed invented just for me.” He reached the elite rank of Eagle Scout.

(Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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