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.
Carnivores are animals that get their food by eating other animals. A carnivorous animal that hunts and kills other animals is a predator, while a carnivorous animal that eats animals that have already died is a scavenger.
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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!
The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
The bobcat is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and dusk, although they become more diurnal during autumn and winter in response to prey activity.
Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth.