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.
Good eyesight is important for survival for many animals, especially those that are active during the day.
But did you know that eyes come in all shapes and sizes and that not all animals have two as we do? Worms don't have any at all while scallops can have up to 200! Some animals see in colour while others don't, with many animals seeing only in black and white!
Location varies too. Eyes of prey species, for example, are often on the sides of their head to give them a larger field of view.
Predators have eyes adapted to seeing long-distance with some eagles able to spot prey on the ground from 2 to 3 miles up in the air! Read on below to discover more fascinating facts about animals with impressive eyesight!
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Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world!
Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
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.
Around half the global population of grey seals are found around the British coasts.
Harbour seals’ whiskers are so sensitive they can sense a fish over 35m away. Their whiskers can also determine the size and shape of a fish using vibrations from the water.
Making up 13% of all spider species globally, jumping spiders are known to be very curious and will leap on a human’s hand if placed in front of them – scary or cool, you decide!