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!
Omnivores are animals whose diet includes both plants and other animals. Some actively hunt for their food while others scavenge, and the amount of meat or vegetation in their diet varies with species and often with what is available. Omnivores are often opportunistic feeders, taking advantage of what food is around them. This makes them more adaptable and able to cope with changes in their environment.
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Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and the ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study.
Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
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!
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.
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.