Fascinating facts about some of the world’s most amazing animals. From Aardvarks to Zebras our A-Z of the animal world is guaranteed to inspire. If your favourite animal’s not yet included, please let us know.
Baby camels are born without humps. They are however able to run within hours of birth. They call to their mothers with a lamb-like “baa” sound. Mother and child camel pairings are extremely close, staying together for several years.
Reindeer, as they are known in Europe and Asia, and caribou in the Americas, are large deer adapted for Arctic conditions.
Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching speeds of up to 113km/h. They can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
Chickens feel empathy for each other. Researchers proved that domesticated hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed.
Researchers have proved that chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environment around them, an ability once thought to be uniquely human.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.
Cows like to sleep close to their families, and sleeping arrangements are determined by individuals’ rank in the social hierarchy.
A cuckoo chick’s call can be so loud and demanding when wanting food that it can persuade birds other than its foster parent to feed it.