Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs.
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. Check out the Top 3 most loved animals! »
Horses use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions.
Most humans love to share their lives with animals, and in some countries more households have a companion animal than have a child.
Some hummingbirds are so small, they have been known to be caught by dragonflies and praying mantis, trapped in spider’s webs, snatched by frogs and stuck on thistles.
The world’s smallest mammal. Tiny and mysterious, we need to know more about these rare flying mammals if we are to prevent their extinction.
With their stunning white winter coats, Mountain Hares are a sight not to be missed. They are smaller than brown hares and easily distinguishable by their white tail, which remains the same colour year round.
Hyenas are famous for their scavenging abilities, but the Spotted Hyena is in fact a strong hunter too. Also known as the “laughing hyena”, Spotted Hyenas hold a bite so powerful that it can crush a giraffe’s bones!