Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish the chance of young surviving.
Whether they run, fly or swim, some animals move incredibly fast to either escape predators or hunt other animals.
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Like cats kept as companions, leopards will growl when angry and purr when content.
While mongooses often live in burrows, they rarely dig them themselves, instead opting to move into vacant burrows left by other animals.
A male moose has a ‘dewlap’, a dangling flap under the chin. The size and shape of the dewlap may indicate dominance level. Males also use the dewlap to scent mark females by rubbing it against them during the mating season.
Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientific studies are increasingly confirming that they are sentient creatures.
When threatened ostriches run although their powerful, long legs can be formidable weapons, capable of killing a human or a potential predator like a lion with a forward kick.
They are very similar looking to the dolphin. However, the way to distinguish them generally is from: their smaller size; they have a rounder body shape and they lack the ‘beak’ of the better known dolphins.