Lions are the only big cats to live in groups, called prides. Prides are close family groups.
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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Meerkats are tremendous diggers and can dig up their own body weight in earth in only a couple of seconds.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. In a ‘stoop’ they can reach up to speeds of 200 mph!.
Pigeons are incredibly complex and intelligent animals. They are one of only a small number of species to pass the ‘mirror test’ – a test of self recognition.
There has been a change of attitude towards the polecat by farmers and foresters who now welcome them as they benefit from its voracious appetite for a variety of rodents and rabbits.
The beautiful red fox, with its bushy tail and dog-like features, lives throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Foxes are heavily persecuted for fur, sport and ‘pest control’, but at the same time they have thrived alongside humans in many urban and suburban areas.