The American Pika lives in isolated rocky areas at up to 3,000 metres in elevation and is well-adapted to cold alpine climates. Biologists fear that these hearty creatures may not survive global warming; unlike many wildlife species that are shifting their ranges north or to higher altitudes in response to changing climate, pikas have nowhere else to go.
A territory is an area of land that is protected from others for the purposes of mating, feeding or nesting. Animals that defend their territories are referred to as territorial. Territories can be defined in a number of ways, for example, they are often marked by scent.
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The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world, so small in fact that it is often mistaken for an insect.
Black Rhinos are actually grey in colour and distinguished from their relative the White Rhino by lip shape and diet.
Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
Don’t be misled by their tiny size, these tiny frogs are poisonous to the touch!
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. In a ‘stoop’ they can reach up to speeds of 200 mph!.