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.
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Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world!
It is believed that the dingo is descended from the Asian wolf, Canis lupus pallipes.The earliest dingo skeleton found is 3500 years old and it is thought dingoes arrived in Australia between 4600–18, 300 years ago.
Humans and dogs have co-evolved through living together for over 12,000 thousand years.
Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
Duck feathers have evolved to be highly waterproof. Even when they dive underwater, their underlayer of downy feathers will remain dry.
Prairie dogs play a vital role in maintaining the prairie ecosystem. Their churning activities aerate the soil allowing more water penetration, and their nitrogen-rich dung is a natural fertiliser which improves soil quality and vegetation.