Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters around the globe and are the world’s second largest living fish reaching an impressive 8 metres (that’s almost the length of two cars).
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Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
Not just a thing of legend, the largest squid documented is over 45ft (14m) long!
The Garden Skink is the most common skink found in suburban gardens around Victoria, Australia. It is found over most areas of the state except the semi arid northern and western regions. It lives in a variety of treed habitats.
Around half the global population of grey seals are found around the British coasts.
Harbour seals’ whiskers are so sensitive they can sense a fish over 35m away. Their whiskers can also determine the size and shape of a fish using vibrations from the water.
Both male and female harp seals return to their breeding grounds each year. Males compete with each other for access to females.
Making up 13% of all spider species globally, jumping spiders are known to be very curious and will leap on a human’s hand if placed in front of them – scary or cool, you decide!