Aardvarks look a bit like pigs, with rabbit-like ears and a kangaroo’s tail – yet they are not related to any of these animals. In fact, one of their closest living relatives is the elephant!
A grassland is a large open area dominated by grass with few or no trees. These areas are full of grazing and roaming animals. Grasslands occupy about one quarter of the Earth’s land area.
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The African Bush Elephant, also known as the Savanna Elephant, can weigh up to 5.5 tonnes, making it one of the largest mammals alive!
Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
These majestic animals cross vast distances in huge numbers when migrating to find food and water.
Very aptly named! These boisterous bugs can create a small explosion to ward off predators.
They might look like a large gentle rabbit, but brown hares are powerful athletes that can reach speeds of 45mph. They’re also famous for their boxing skills!