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 woodland is an area dominated by trees. The majority of trees overlap to form a continuous canopy which shades the ground below to different degrees.
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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.
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 Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world, so small in fact that it is often mistaken for an insect.
Masters of camouflage and expert rock climbers, this goat-like animal lives in the mountains of the Himalayas.
The bobcat is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and dusk, although they become more diurnal during autumn and winter in response to prey activity.
Very aptly named! These boisterous bugs can create a small explosion to ward off predators.
They might look like a large gentle rabbit, but brown hares are powerful athletes that can reach speeds of 45mph. They’re also famous for their boxing skills!