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!
Nocturnal animals are mostly active at night. They have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight. Most nocturnal animals are active at night to avoid predators.
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The Amur Leopard is one of the rarest felines in the world. They are speedy creatures able to run up to 35 miles per hour, faster than Usain Bolt!
Badgers are fantastic diggers. They live in family groups in underground homes known as setts. Setts can have many rooms, linked by tunnels and and are kept exceptionally clean.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but vampire bats have an even more interesting distinction — they are the only known mammals that survive solely on blood.
Gerbils have a quiet and calm nature. They are inquisitive and curious and not easily startled.
Greater bilbies are commonly known as bilbies due to the lesser bilby now being extinct. They are marsupials found only in Australia and are also called rabbit-eared bandicoots. The Easter Bilby is an Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny.