Earthworms are hermaphrodites. Each has both male and female sex organs. However, they cannot fertilize themselves.
Herbivores are animals that get their food from plants. Due to their plant based diet, herbivorous animals have mouths that have been adapted to eating plant material.
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The elephant brain is the largest of all land mammals, with a mass of over 5 kg. It is similar in structure to the human brain.
Living up to its name, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise is the biggest tortoise in the world!
The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth.
Guinea pigs, or cavies as they are also known, have been kept in households as companion animals since being introduced by European traders in the 16th century.
Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs.