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.
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Aardvarks look a bit like pigs, with rabbit-like ears and a kangaroo’s tail—yet they are related to none of these animals. In fact, one of their closest living relatives are elephants!
Like other dogs, African wild dogs are highly social. They usually live in packs of six to twenty individuals with a dominant breeding pair. They communicate through a variety of vocalisations, movements and touch.
Alligators are amongst the most attentive parents in the reptile world, remaining with their young for as long as three years.
The Amazon River Dolphin flush a brighter shade of pink when it is surprised or excited. Just like a human blushing!
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and the ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study.
Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!