Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
Birds are characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws and the laying of hard-shelled eggs. They live worldwide and range in size from a bee hummingbird (2 in) to an Ostrich (9ft). Different species have evolved over time to adapt to aquatic environments, with others losing their ability to fly.
Fascinating facts about some of the world’s most amazing animals. From Aardvarks to Zebras our A-Z of the animal world is guaranteed to inspire. If your favourite animal’s not yet included, please let us know. Check out the Top 3 most loved animals! »
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. In a ‘stoop’ they can reach up to speeds of 290km/h.
Spur-Winged Geese are testament to the saying, “you are what you eat’’. Spur-Winged Geese absorb poisons from toxic beetles they occasionally ingest, making their own flesh deadly to consume.