Dogs wag their tails to communicate, but too much tail wagging can end in a trip to the vets.
Hamsters may look adorable as they fill their faces, but their puffy cheeks can be the difference between life and death in the wild
What persuades them to leave the warmth of their wintering grounds and make the dangerous return trip?
It’s common knowledge that bigger animals like dogs and horses are faster than little creatures like ants and mice, so why aren’t elephants the fastest runners?
It’s no secret that we humans love our sleep. Without it, brain function rapidly degenerates, and we’re not the only ones this affects.
Lisa Watkins, deputy head of ungulates and white rhino keeper at West Midland Safari Park, works with some of the world’s largest creatures
Tony Cholerton, a senior tiger keeper at ZSL London Zoo, speaks to us about what it’s like to spend every day with these big cats
The vertebrate record for most offspring has been set by the oceanic sunfish, which can produce a staggering 300 million eggs at a time
Hibernation is a winter activity for animals that live in cool countries to escape the weather, but in hot countries animals do the opposite It’s called aestivation, and animals do it to avoid the hottest times of year … Continued
Snakes are thought to have evolved from four-legged reptiles, and the oldest snake fossils are dated at 150 million years old
Animals of different classes have extremely different bones, varying in size, structure and even material
Rodents, rabbits and even some apes eat their own dung to absorb maximum nutrition from their meals