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!
Solitary animals do not tend to share territory with others, and prefer to spend time apart from their own species.
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Alligators are amongst the most attentive parents in the reptile world, remaining with their young for as long as three years.
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!
Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. They live in water and so can often slither unnoticed along the riverbed.
The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!
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.
The Black Bear is the most familiar and smallest of bears found in North America. Interestingly, despite their name, their coats can be coloured black, brown, cinnamon, blue-black, blue-grey and even white.
Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.