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.
Animals listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List for Threatened species are considered to be at high risk from extinction.
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The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
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.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.
Mountain Gorillas eat for up to 5 hours per day.
Ring-tailed lemurs are meticulously clean animals. After feeding they groom themselves thoroughly, using its comb-like teeth and the long claw on the second toe of its hind foot.