Pangolins are amazing: they are the only known mammal to have scales, they have amazing long tongues, and yet they are the most heavily poached animal in the world, despite the fact that most people don’t even know that they exist.
We’ve all heard of the world’s largest mammals, from whales to bears, elephants to hippos. But could you name the smallest? Dive in below to discover primates the size of your thumb, shrews a little larger than a paper clip and more.
They may not have everything in the looks department, but warthogs are smart. Though they have tusks, they know flight is better than fight. They also know that aardvarks make the best holes, and will squat in their abandoned dens.
Meet the fennec fox: thriving mostly in the Northern part of the Sahara, fennec foxes are nocturnal creatures with giant ears and cream colored fur. They are the smallest member of the canid family, though they have the biggest ears of any other fox. There is much debate over their biological classification: Some say they’re … Continued
Polar bears are in trouble: the cold, Arctic environment they are used to is quickly vanishing due to climate change. Rising carbon emissions have contributed to global warming, causing sea ice to melt. Polar bears rely on sea ice for hunting, and without it their range and ultimately their population will disappear. But hope is … Continued
Meet Tino, a 2-and-a-half-month-old white rhino who is fast on his feet. Not only does running help the young rhinoceros burn off energy, but it keeps mom on her toes as well.