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!
Humans are not the only ones that use tools to help them, some animals do to. Tools help animals to get food, to defend themselves and they can also be utilised to provide shelter from weather conditions.
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The Cross River Gorilla is Africa’s most endangered great ape, with only between 200 and 300 of these elusive creatures left. Conservation efforts are underway in Cameroon and Nigeria to bring the tiny population of Cross River Gorillas back from the brink by tackling forest loss and poaching.
Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
The elephant brain is the largest of all land mammals, with a mass of over 5 kg. It is similar in structure to the human brain.
Scientists have shown that gorillas live in complex social groups, display individual personalities, make and use tools, and show emotions like grief and compassion. We shouldn’t be surprised though – Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives, and they share at least 95% of their DNA with humans.
Most humans love to share their lives with animals, and in some countries more households have a companion animal than have a child.
Mountain Gorillas eat for up to 5 hours per day.
Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientific studies are increasingly confirming that they are sentient creatures.