Seagulls learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall and trick earthworms to come to the surface.
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Seahorses propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins located near the back of the head are used for steering.
Sheep have very good memories. They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years.
Whereas rodents have gnawing incisors that grow throughout life, the teeth of shrews wear down throughout life.
Skunks are legendary for their horrible-smelling spray. Produced by glands under its tail, this foul mist can be blasted as far as three metres.
Slithering around for hundreds of millions of years, snakes are so old that they existed when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
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!