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.
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Beavers are social animals, living in large family groups of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings from the previous spring.
Masters of camouflage and expert rock climbers, this goat-like animal lives in the mountains of the Himalayas.
The black rhinoceros is in fact grey in colour. They often assume the colour of the local soil in which they wallow.
These majestic animals cross vast distances in huge numbers when migrating to find food and water.
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!
There are three castes of bumblebee: the large Queen; the smaller female worker bees; and the males (drones), which are very small relative to the others.
Butterfly wings are not solely for flight; they also act as miniature solar panels.