Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
A good sense of hearing is important to many animals, but especially those that live in the dark or are active at night as they can't rely on their eyes as much as we do. Sound also travels better in water than light does, so it is essential to many marine animals.
By listening to the world around them, animals can find prey, locate potential mates and hear oncoming predators.
Find out which animals hiding within our A-Z archives have the best hearing below and click the photos to find out more.
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The bobcat is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and dusk, although they become more diurnal during autumn and winter in response to prey activity.
They might look like a large gentle rabbit, but brown hares are powerful athletes that can reach speeds of 45mph. They’re also famous for their boxing skills!
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.
Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth.
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.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.