African bush elephants, also known as Savanna elephants, are one of the largest mammals alive! They live on grass, fruit and roots. They spend most of their day eating, as they need to eat a large amount to get the calories they need. They strip leaves and branches off trees using their powerful trunk, and they use their tusks for digging and for scraping bark.
Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures. Many animals are thought to be just as smart as humans in certain areas like tool building, problem solving and communicating.
Fascinating facts about some of the world’s most amazing animals. From Aardvarks to Zebras our A-Z of the animal world is guaranteed to inspire. If your favourite animal’s not yet included, please let us know. Check out the Top 3 most loved animals! »
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.
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!
Baboons are noisy, sociable animals that live in big groups. They are similar to humans in so many ways. The bond between mother and infant baboon is very special, for example, and baboons even follow a daily routine much like our own!
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 Blue Whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant – their hearts, as much as a car.
Second only to the Blue Whale in size, the Bowhead Whale is one of the longest living mammals in the world! They are uniquely adapted to living all year round in the cold, harsh Arctic seas and are famous for their complex and beautiful songs.