Aardvarks look a bit like pigs, with rabbit-like ears and a kangaroo’s tail – yet they are not related to any of these animals. In fact, one of their closest living relatives is the elephant!
A grassland is a large open area dominated by grass with few or no trees. These areas are full of grazing and roaming animals. Grasslands occupy about one quarter of the Earth’s land area.
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Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
The black rhinoceros is in fact grey in colour. They often assume the colour of the local soil in which they wallow.
Black-footed ferrets have a variety of vocalizations, including chatters, chuckles, barks, and hisses.
These majestic animals cross vast distances in huge numbers when migrating to find food and water.
Very aptly named! These boisterous bugs can create a small explosion to ward off predators.
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.