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.
Whether they run, fly, or swim, some animals are capable of moving incredibly fast. This gives them a great advantage when they need to escape predators or, alternatively, hunt their prey.
The world’s fastest animal is the peregrine falcon which has a diving speed of 389 km/h (242 mph). See what other animals can move at an impressive speed in our Top 10 fastest animals list or scroll our A-Z archive of fast animals below.
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! »
Amur Leopards are one of the rarest felines in the world. They are confined to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China. They have thick white or cream fur with large, widely spaced black spots called “rosettes” covering the head, back, tail and legs, and long bushy tails that they use as a blanket in winter when temperatures drop!
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
They might look like a large gentle rabbit, but brown hares are powerful athletes that can reach speeds of 45mph. They’re also famous for their boxing skills!
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.
Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
In the wild hamsters spend most of their time digging and searching for food.