Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
Excellent Sense of Smell
Smell is important in the animal world, although some animals have a much keener sense than others. As well as using their noses to locate food, animals can use smell to communicate with each other, for example through marking of territories. Smell can also be used for identification of individuals.
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Badgers are fantastic diggers. They live in family groups in underground homes known as setts. Setts can have many rooms, linked by tunnels and and are kept exceptionally clean.
Like human children, bear cubs are extremely playful; and just like human mothers, if things get too rough, mother bears will make them stop to protect them from hurting themselves.
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
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.
Cows like to sleep close to their families, and sleeping arrangements are determined by individuals’ rank in the social hierarchy.
Humans and dogs have co-evolved through living together for over 12,000 thousand years.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.