Meet Africa’s most successful hunter! By working together, African wild dogs can 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! What they hunt depends on pack size – larger packs can take on bigger prey, such as wildebeest or zebra, while smaller packs hunt antelope.
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Amazon river dolphins are a strong part of Amazon folklore. Some say that if a person drowns, their spirit enters the body of a boto, while others say river dolphins transform into beautiful people at night to lure humans into their river forever. The magical shape-shifters will always wear a white hat to hide their dolphin blowhole!
Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world!
It is believed that the dingo is descended from the Asian wolf, Canis lupus pallipes.The earliest dingo skeleton found is 3500 years old and it is thought dingoes arrived in Australia between 4600–18, 300 years ago.
Humans and dogs have co-evolved through living together for over 12,000 thousand years.
Dolphins are extraordinarily intelligent animals who also display culture, something which was long-believed to be unique to humans.
Duck feathers have evolved to be highly waterproof. Even when they dive underwater, their underlayer of downy feathers will remain dry.