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!
A savanna is a vast plain with hills and forests which can be found on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical rainforests. The area is characterised by widely spaces trees so that the canopy does not close. Savannas have two different seasons; a very long dry season in winter, and a very wet season in summer.
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The African Bush Elephant, also known as the Savanna Elephant, can weigh up to 5.5 tonnes, making it one of the largest mammals alive!
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.
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!
Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
These majestic animals cross vast distances in huge numbers when migrating to find food and water.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching speeds of up to 113km/h. They can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
Cows like to sleep close to their families, and sleeping arrangements are determined by individuals’ rank in the social hierarchy.