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.
Animals listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List for Threatened species are considered to be at high risk from extinction.
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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!
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
Researchers have proved that chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environment around them, an ability once thought to be uniquely human.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.
Mountain Gorillas eat for up to 5 hours per day.