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Animals A-Z

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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    Aardvark

    Aardvark

    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!

    African Wild Dog

    African Wild Dog

    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.

    Alligator

    Alligator

    Alligators are amongst the most attentive parents in the reptile world, remaining with their young for as long as three years.

    Amazon river dolphin

    Amazon river dolphin

    The Amazon River Dolphin flush a brighter shade of pink when it is surprised or excited. Just like a human blushing!

    Ant

    Ant

    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.

    Arctic fox

    Arctic fox

    Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)

    Armadillo

    Armadillo

    Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!