While mongooses often live in burrows, they rarely dig them themselves, instead opting to move into vacant burrows left by other animals.
Diurnal animals are most active during the day time.
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Prairie dogs play a vital role in maintaining the prairie ecosystem. Their churning activities aerate the soil allowing more water penetration, and their nitrogen-rich dung is a natural fertiliser which improves soil quality and vegetation.
Ring-tailed lemurs are meticulously clean animals. After feeding they groom themselves thoroughly, using its comb-like teeth and the long claw on the second toe of its hind foot.
In winter, the robin puffs up its plumage to insulate its body against cold winds.