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.
Species listed as vulnerable under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are not endangered currently, but are considered at high risk of being endangered in the wild.
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Most Atlantic Cod spawn between the months of January and April and females release up to five million eggs. Overfishing and specifically the harvesting of young fish before they have reproduced successfully is a serious threat to this fish.
Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters around the globe and are the world’s second largest living fish reaching an impressive 8 metres (that’s almost the length of two cars).
The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching speeds of up to 113km/h. They can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
It is believed that the dingo is descended from the Asian wolf, Canis lupus pallipes.The earliest dingo skeleton found is 3500 years old and it is thought dingoes arrived in Australia between 4600–18, 300 years ago.
The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
Greater bilbies are commonly known as bilbies due to the lesser bilby now being extinct. They are marsupials found only in Australia and are also called rabbit-eared bandicoots. The Easter Bilby is an Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny.