The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching speeds of up to 113km/h. They can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
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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Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
Not just a thing of legend, the largest squid documented is over 45ft (14m) long!
The highly aquatic Columbia Spotted Frog can only live near permanent water bodies. Habitat destruction and modification is causing population declines in some parts of its range.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but vampire bats have an even more interesting distinction — they are the only known mammals that survive solely on blood.
It is believed that the dingo is descended from the Asian wolf, Canis lupus pallipes.The earliest dingo skeleton found is 3500 years old and it is thought dingoes arrived in Australia between 4600–18, 300 years ago.
Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.