The Adélie Penguin lives along the coastline and the small islands of the Antarctic continent. It breeds in rocky, ice-free coastal areas. When the sea freezes in the winter, they travel north and forage in the open ocean. Warming of the air and ocean is causing a decline in the West Antarctic Peninsula colonies.
Social animals are those animals who are highly interactive with other animals, usually members of their own species. For example, permanent groups of adults living together who have a recognizable and distinct society.
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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!
Meet Africa’s most successful hunter! By working together, African wild dogs are able to take on prey much larger than themselves and their success rate is 80% – that’s far more than lions, who kill successfully 30% of the time!
Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
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.
Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters around the globe and are the world’s second largest living fish reaching an impressive 8 metres (that’s almost the length of two cars).