Animal of the Month – April

Name an adorable flightless bird that lives in cold conditions! That’s right, it’s the emperor penguin! These penguins live in the Antarctic and is considered to be the tallest and heaviest penguin in the world. The chicks of emperor penguins usually hang out together in a group called “crèches”. Climate change and industrial fishing has been Read more about Animal of the Month – April[…]

Animal of the Month – March

What is one of the smallest species of turtle? The Hawksbill Sea turtle! This omnivorous animal is often found in tropical coral reefs and unsurprisingly its diet consists of toxic coral reef sponges (that they’re immune too). Despite being protected by international turtle laws the IUCN (International Union Conservation of Nature) lists this animal as being critically Read more about Animal of the Month – March[…]

Animal of the Month – February

What animal is known for it’s white lips and white chin? The European Mink! The European Mink lives in Europe (obviously) near water and is widely mistaken for the American Mink (but it’s actually smaller).  Their fur actually changes colour, dark in winter and red in the summer. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature Read more about Animal of the Month – February[…]

Animal of the Month – January

Do you know what animal bobs their head when agitated? The Burrowing Owl (#survivaltip #yourewelcome). Burrowing owls are native to South and North America, often living in open grassy areas. On this planet  the burrowing owl is the only owl that lives in burrowing holes. These owls are special because they are not nocturnal and are actually Read more about Animal of the Month – January[…]

Animal of the Week!

Did you know baby koalas are called ‘Joeys’? Koalas live in eucalyptus trees found in forest areas and are native to Australia. They are herbivores as their diet consists of mainly eucalyptus leaves which are toxic to most animals. A common misconception is that this charming animal is a bear but it’s actually a marsupial Read more about Animal of the Week![…]

Animal of the Week!

What is the closest modern relative to the elephant? Its the manatee! These lovable aquatic mammals are also called the sea cows and live in marshy coastal areas. The manatee exhibits solitary behaviour and spends half of their day sleeping (#goals). The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) consider these animals Read more about Animal of the Week![…]

Animal of the Week!

What animal has the largest eyes out of all mammals? That’s right, a Tarsier! This adorable primate lives in south-east Asia. These animals are nocturnal which is why they have their characteristic large eyes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has labelled these animals as a ‘conservation-dependent species’ because these animals rely on conservation  to avoid extinction. More Read more about Animal of the Week![…]