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

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(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.

* Wilson’s other honors include the U.S. National Medal of Science, two Pulitzer Prizes for non-fiction and a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 25 most influential people in 1995.

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