Like other dogs, African wild dogs are highly social. They usually live in packs of six to twenty individuals with a dominant breeding pair. They communicate through a variety of vocalisations, movements and touch.
Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures. Many animals are thought to be just as smart as humans in certain areas like tool building, problem solving and communicating.
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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!
Baboons are noisy, sociable animals that live in big groups. They are similar to humans in so many ways. The bond between mother and infant baboon is very special, for example, and baboons even follow a daily routine much like our own!
Like human children, bear cubs are extremely playful; and just like human mothers, if things get too rough, mother bears will make them stop to protect them from hurting themselves.
The Blue Whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant – their hearts, as much as a car.
Second only to the Blue Whale in size, the Bowhead Whale is one of the longest living mammals in the world! They are uniquely adapted to living all year round in the cold, harsh Arctic seas and are famous for their complex and beautiful songs.
A group of crows is called a ‘murder’. They are extremely intelligent birds, some have been observed using basic tools!
Researchers have proved that chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environment around them, an ability once thought to be uniquely human.