Arctic foxes are one of the iconic animals of the Arctic tundra. Their pure white coats camouflage them as they travel vast distances across this hostile environment in search of prey. Once killed for their fur, a hunting ban means that their populations are recovering, but climate change is now a threat and is forcing them to compete with red foxes.
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Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
The highly aquatic Columbia Spotted Frog can only live near permanent water bodies. Habitat destruction and modification is causing population declines in some parts of its range.
Fleas are incredible jumpers and have been around for about the last 100 million years!
Over 5,000 different frog species live in temperate and tropical habitats worldwide. They come in all different sizes and colours, but they all share the same basic shape, with large hind legs that are excellent for jumping, swimming and digging. They absorb water and oxygen through their thin damp skin and need watery environments to stop them drying out.
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. In a ‘stoop’ they can reach up to speeds of 200 mph!.