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.
It is not only marine animals that are strong swimmers, terrestrial animals can be good swimmers to. Being a strong swimmer is beneficial – it can be a form of travel, to get from one location to another, a method of cooling down in hot weather, or an escape from predators.
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Alligators are amongst the most attentive parents in the reptile world, remaining with their young for as long as three years.
The Amazon River Dolphin flushes a brighter shade of pink when it is surprised or excited. Just like a human blushing!
With their distinctive black and white bodies and brightly coloured beaks, puffins are well known and easily recognisable birds in the auk family. In summer, their broad, triangular beaks and legs are bright orange but in winter, following the end of the breeding season, they dull to a grey colour.
Atlantic salmon are incredible fish that migrate thousands of miles in their lifetime from saltwater to freshwater habitats to spawn. Migrations are incredible to watch, with salmon leaping their way up streams and waterfalls!
Beavers are social animals, living in large family groups of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings from the previous spring.
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.