Animal Types

Alien invasion!

Across the globe, fragile ecosystems are threatened by the arrival of invasive species – aggressive, adaptable animals from overseas, who quickly dominate their new surroundings

Animal Types

Reptiles & Amphibians

Save the frogs!

Frogs have colonised almost every corner of the planet, from the frozen Arctic tundra to the dry deserts of Namibia, but a third of all species are in danger of extinction

Mammals

Amazing underground animal-homes

Meet the burrowers! There’s a whole world of wildlife living under your feet. Going underground is an essential part of survival for these mammals

Mammals

10 fantastic fox facts

You may recognise the red fox, but what about the kit or swift fox? Find out all about these cat-like carnivores with these bite-sized facts

Reptiles & Amphibians

How do electric eels hunt?

Discover how the electric eel shocks its unsuspecting prey into submission

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How do sperm whales defend their young?

Discover how these cetaceans form a protective barrier between vulnerable pod members and potential threats like orcas As well as being the largest toothed whale and one of the deepest diving mammals on the planet, the sperm whale also has … Continued

Reptiles & Amphibians

Life cycle of the Tree Frog

Discover how the elusive red-eyed tree frog begins its life in water before moving to land

Mammals

Weird wild cats you never knew existed

Everyone knows about lions and tigers, but some of nature’s lesser known felines are just as fascinating. Meet the unusual cats that prefer life outside the spotlight

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Animal self-defence experts

Predation is a natural part of animal life but some creatures put up a fight with weird and wonderful defence mechanisms

Mammals

Is it too late to save the Polar Bear?

As climate change melts the ice they need to survive, these icons of the Far North, famed for their strength, endurance and courage, are facing a huge threat to their existence

Mammals

Snake slayers

Able to survive attacks that would kill a human in a matter of minutes, could the unassuming-looking mongoose be the toughest predator on Earth?

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Monkeys behaving badly

Naughty monkeys are everywhere and although these primates haven’t (yet) shown a taste for rock’n’roll, they certainly have a penchant for sex, drugs, and daylight robbery

Mammals

A guide to spotting rare UK wildlife

The UK shores are home to a variety of rare wildlife. No matter where you are located in the country, there’s always an opportunity to spot a rare animal if you know where to look.

Ocean animals

Will sharks be wiped out for good?

These prehistoric predators lived through four mass extinction events and survived what the dinosaurs couldn’t, but sadly overfishing may see these fearsome fish wiped out for good

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The mysteries of hibernation explained!

Many animals survive extreme conditions by taking shelter and shutting down for months on end. But how does hibernation protect them from the elements?

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Save the Chimps!

Our closest living relatives have suffered rapid population declines – and human activity is to blame

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What’s the noisiest animal on Earth?

These noisy creatures like to make themselves heard, whether it’s a deafening defence system, a blaring contact call or an ear-splitting mating song

Mammals

The fight to save the Amur Leopard

These elusive and secretive felines are one of the most threatened of all the big cats and are on the brink of extinction

Ocean animals

Dolphins – the Smartest Animals on Earth

Famous for their ability to learn and even rescue humans, the real story behind the immense intelligence of dolphins lies in their astounding wild behaviour

Mammals

Why save the panda?

Pandas have become the face of conservation, used to gain funding and attract attention. But with more animals facing extinction than ever before, is it working?

Birds

Get started in birdwatching with Chris Packham

From spotting garden visitors to identifying tricky species in far-flung locations, this guide will tell you all you need to know to get the best out of birdwatching

Mammals

Five reasons not to fear bats

We decided to bust some myths about the sky’s spookiest creature, and to explain to you why you shouldn’t be scared of bats.

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