The Amazon River Dolphin flushes a brighter shade of pink when it is surprised or excited. Just like a human blushing!
Most often referred to in bats and dolphins, echolocation is the use of sound and echoes to sense the surrounding environment. Animals emit sound waves, which then bounce of objects close to them. The direction and time it takes for echoes to return indicates the location of the object, whether it is a physical barrier, prey species or another individual.
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Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
Killer whales or orcas are considered to be highly intelligent and curious marine mammals. Despite their name, there have been no recorded human fatalities caused by killer whales in the wild.
The world’s smallest mammal. Tiny and mysterious, we need to know more about these rare flying mammals if we are to prevent their extinction.
They are very similar looking to the dolphin. However, the way to distinguish them generally is from: their smaller size; they have a rounder body shape and they lack the ‘beak’ of the better known dolphins.
Whereas rodents have gnawing incisors that grow throughout life, the teeth of shrews wear down throughout life.