The Black Bear is the most familiar and smallest of bears found in North America. Interestingly, despite their name, their coats can be coloured black, brown, cinnamon, blue-black, blue-grey and even white.
Crepuscular animals are most active during twilight, meaning dawn and dusk. Some will also be awake at other times too, though it depends on their needs.
Living this way helps animals to avoid extreme temperatures, to evade predators and, sometimes, to take advantage of high prey availability.
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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.
Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth.
Chinchillas are highly sociable animals. In the wild they live in colonies of over 100 individuals.
Deer are the only group of animals in the world to have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world!
In the wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them occupied, from foraging to reproduction to territorial defence. Captive rabbits, on the other hand, often lack stimulation, which can lead to behavioural problems and poor health.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.