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View factsheets about a number of endangered and common species.
Arctic Fox Factsheet
Arctic Fox Factsheet Arctic foxes are related to other foxes, wolves, and dogs and are members of the canid family. They have evolved to survive in one of the harshest climates on earth. Protected and camouflaged by .. Read more ...
Asiatic Black Bear Factsheet
Asiatic Black Bear Factsheet The Asiatic black bear's scientific name literally means, "Moon bear of Tibet" and it is easily distinguished by the characteristic crescent shaped area of white fur on its chest. This bear is .. Read more ...
Badger FactSheet
Badger FactSheet Badgers are Britain's largest carnivores, but being shy, secretive and nocturnal, they are rarely seen. Distinctive black and white markings on their faces are most visible at night when badgers .. Read more ...
Bottlenose Dolphin Factsheet
Bottlenose Dolphin Factsheet Bottlenose dolphins are agile, gregarious and highly intelligent animals. They communicate using body movements and sounds, often beyond human perception. They also use a series of clicking noises .. Read more ...
Brown Bear Factsheet
Brown Bear Factsheet Second only to polar bears, brown bears are one of the world’s largest land carnivores and can weigh up to 380kg. They live in regions of dense forest, open alpine areas and river valleys, although .. Read more ...
Chimpanzee Factsheet
Chimpanzee Factsheet Chimpanzees are highly intelligent animals who share 98.6% of their genetic DNA with humans, making them our closest relative. They make use of tools such as rocks to crack nuts in half or sticks .. Read more ...
Elephant Factsheet
Elephant Factsheet The African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal, measuring up to four metres in height. African elephants have larger ears than Asian elephants and have two ‘fingers’ at the tip of their .. Read more ...
Gibbon Factsheet
Gibbon Factsheet Lar gibbons - also called white-handed or common gibbons - live in family units consisting of one male, a female and their young. They communicate using complex, loud calls. Their haunting song .. Read more ...
Orangutan Factsheet
Orangutan Factsheet Orangutans are highly intelligent animals, sharing approximately 96% of our DNA. The name orangutan comes from the Malay word ‘orang’ for person, and ‘hutan’ which means forest, literally ‘person .. Read more ...
Polar Bear Factsheet
Polar Bear Factsheet The polar bear is the world's largest land carnivore. It is the master of the high Arctic's severe world of frost, ice and snow, where temperatures regularly drop to as low as minus 50 .. Read more ...
Rhino Factsheet
Rhino Factsheet Rhinos have survived more or less genetically unchanged for 60,000 years. Today, persistent demand for their horn in traditional Asian medicines and as handles for traditional Yemenite daggers puts .. Read more ...
Tiger Factsheet
Tiger Factsheet The tiger is the largest member of the cat family and is the only species of wild cat that has stripes, providing camouflage in the forest when hunting. The pattern of stripes is unique for each .. Read more ...
Yellow-eyed penguin Factsheet
Yellow-eyed penguin Factsheet Yellow-eyed penguins are among the world’s rarest penguins, and are only found in New Zealand. They get their name from their distinctive yellow headband and eyes. The Maori name for the Yellow-eyed .. Read more ...


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