Very aptly named! These boisterous bugs can create a small explosion to ward off predators.
Insectivores are carnivorous animals that feed on invertebrates such as insects and worms. While this may seem an unusual diet choice, there are lots of insects around making them a sustainable choice and they are high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Some insectivores specialise in catching and eating flying insects while others may search for those that crawl around, even feasting on aquatic insects and those that burrow underground.
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The Garden Skink is the most common skink found in suburban gardens around Victoria, Australia. It is found over most areas of the state except the semi arid northern and western regions. It lives in a variety of treed habitats.
A cuckoo chick’s call can be so loud and demanding when wanting food that it can persuade birds other than its foster parent to feed it.
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.
Making up 13% of all spider species globally, jumping spiders are known to be very curious and will leap on a human’s hand if placed in front of them – scary or cool, you decide!
The world’s smallest mammal. Tiny and mysterious, we need to know more about these rare flying mammals if we are to prevent their extinction.
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!