Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters around the globe and are the world’s second largest living fish reaching an impressive 8 metres (that’s almost the length of two cars).
Diurnal animals are active during the day and sleep at night - just like humans! We are a great example of a diurnal animal!
All important activities, including hunting or foraging for food, take place during daylight hours. Find out more about some of the most interesting diurnal animals in our A-Z archives; just click the photos below!
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The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world, so small in fact that it is often mistaken for an insect.
Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
These majestic animals cross vast distances in huge numbers when migrating to find food and water.
There are three castes of bumblebee: the large Queen; the smaller female worker bees; and the males (drones), which are very small relative to the others.
Butterfly wings are not solely for flight; they also act as miniature solar panels.
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.