Alligators are amongst the most attentive parents in the reptile world, remaining with their young for as long as three years.
Freshwater is water that occurs naturally on Earth's surface in ice sheet, ice bergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers or streams. Freshwater has low concentrations of dissolved salts and does not include seawater.
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The Amazon River Dolphin flushes a brighter shade of pink when it is surprised or excited. Just like a human blushing!
Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. They live in water and so can often slither unnoticed along the riverbed.
Beavers are social animals, living in large family groups of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings from the previous spring.
Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world.
Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
Duck feathers have evolved to be highly waterproof. Even when they dive underwater, their underlayer of downy feathers will remain dry.
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.