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.
Herbivores are animals that get their food solely from plants. Due to their plant-based diet, the mouths and digestive systems of herbivorous animals have special adaptions for eating plant material. For example, did you know that cow stomachs have four compartments to help breakdown the vegetation they eat?
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Butterfly wings are not solely for flight; they also act as miniature solar panels.
Baby camels are born without humps. They are however able to run within hours of birth. They call to their mothers with a lamb-like “baa” sound. Mother and child camel pairings are extremely close, staying together for several years.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.
Cows like to sleep close to their families, and sleeping arrangements are determined by individuals’ rank in the social hierarchy.
The Cross River Gorilla is Africa’s most endangered great ape, with only between 200 and 300 of these elusive creatures left. Conservation efforts are underway in Cameroon and Nigeria to bring the tiny population of Cross River Gorillas back from the brink by tackling forest loss and poaching.
Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world!