The African Bush Elephant, also known as the Savanna Elephant, can weigh up to 5.5 tonnes, making it one of the largest mammals alive!
Deserts are hostile dry environments with very little rain, typically <10 in annually. They are barren and characterised by sand and very little vegetation, as few plants can survive in areas with such low rainfall.
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Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
Baby camels are born without humps. They are however able to run within hours of birth. They call to their mothers with a lamb-like “baa” sound. Mother and child camel pairings are extremely close, staying together for several years.
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.
Gerbils have a quiet and calm nature. They are inquisitive and curious and not easily startled.
In the wild hamsters spend most of their time digging and searching for food.
Both male and female harp seals return to their breeding grounds each year. Males compete with each other for access to females.
Horses use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions.