Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth.
For some animals, such as kangaroos and wallabies, jumping is the primary source of movement. For others, it is a method of escaping predators or catching prey. For dolphins, it could be fun, a form of communication or a way of cleaning parasites, we just don't know!
Whatever the reason though, some animals were born to jump - did you know fleas can jump over 200 times their body length? Isn't that amazing!
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Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
In the wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them occupied, from foraging to reproduction to territorial defence. Captive rabbits, on the other hand, often lack stimulation, which can lead to behavioural problems and poor health.
Fleas are incredible jumpers and have been around for about the last 100 million years!
Many species of frog care for their offspring. For example some poison dart frogs lay their eggs on the forest floor so they can guard them and urinate on them to keep them moist.
Gerbils have a quiet and calm nature. They are inquisitive and curious and not easily startled.
Most young impala are born around mid-day as this is the safest time to give birth since most of their enemies are resting. Half of newborn are killed by predators within the first few weeks of life.