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.
Carnivores are animals that get their food from killing and eating other animals. A carnivorous animal that hunts and kills other animals is a predator, and a carnivorous animal that mainly eats animals that have already died is called a scavenger.
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Like other dogs, African wild dogs are highly social. They usually live in packs of six to twenty individuals with a dominant breeding pair. They communicate through a variety of vocalisations, movements and touch.
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!
The Amur Leopard is one of the rarest felines in the world. They are speedy creatures able to run up to 35 miles per hour, faster than Usain Bolt!
Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. They live in water and so can often slither unnoticed along the riverbed.
Most Atlantic Cod spawn between the months of January and April and females release up to five million eggs. Overfishing and specifically the harvesting of young fish before they have reproduced successfully is a serious threat to this fish.
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.