The Black Bear is the most familiar and smallest of bears found in North America. Interestingly, despite their name, their coats can be coloured black, brown, cinnamon, blue-black, blue-grey and even white.
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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Duck feathers have evolved to be highly waterproof. Even when they dive underwater, their underlayer of downy feathers will remain dry.
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.
The Leatherback Turtle is the 4th largest reptile in the world. That is heavier than some rhinos!
Olive ridley sea turtles return to the beach they were born to lay their eggs, some travelling over hundreds of miles to return to the same spot.
Otters are playful, intelligent and inquisitive animals who are often seen enjoying themselves sliding around on muddy banks or in snow.
Larger penguins generally inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are generally found in temperate or even tropical climates.