The Cross River Gorilla is Africa’s most endangered great ape, with only between 200 and 300 of these elusive creatures left. Conservation efforts are underway in Cameroon and Nigeria to bring the tiny population of Cross River Gorillas back from the brink by tackling forest loss and poaching.
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Living up to its name, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise is the biggest tortoise in the world!
Gerbils have a quiet and calm nature. They are inquisitive and curious and not easily startled.
Gibbons are the gymnasts of the animal kingdom bridging gaps of over 10 metres when brachiating.
The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth.
Scientists have shown that gorillas live in complex social groups, display individual personalities, make and use tools, and show emotions like grief and compassion. We shouldn’t be surprised though – Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives, and they share at least 95% of their DNA with 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.