The Adélie Penguin lives along the coastline and the small islands of the Antarctic continent. It breeds in rocky, ice-free coastal areas. When the sea freezes in the winter, they travel north and forage in the open ocean. Warming of the air and ocean is causing a decline in the West Antarctic Peninsula colonies.
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The American Pika lives in isolated rocky areas at up to 3,000 metres in elevation and is well-adapted to cold alpine climates. Biologists fear that these hearty creatures may not survive global warming; unlike many wildlife species that are shifting their ranges north or to higher altitudes in response to changing climate, pikas have nowhere else to go.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!
Pangolins are the only mammal in the world to be covered from head to toe in scales. They eat an enormous 70 million insects every year.
Larger penguins generally inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are generally found in temperate or even tropical climates.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. In a ‘stoop’ they can reach up to speeds of 290km/h.