Lions are the only big cats to live in groups, called prides. Prides are close family groups.
For diurnal animals that are most active during the day, good eye sight is important for survival. Animal eyes have evolved differently depending on species. Prey species often have eyes located to the side of their heads which enables them to see the area around them and birds of prey have amazing eye sight that enables them to spot prey on the ground from 15,000 ft up in the air.
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Meerkats are tremendous diggers and can dig up their own body weight in earth in only a couple of seconds.
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.
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.
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.