The World of Bees

Honey bees fly from flower to flower, harvesting nectar and pollen to take them back to the colony.

The red panda

The red panda, also known as the lesser panda, is a relative of the black-and-white giant panda bear. Its home is the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Indian python

There are some species in the animal kingdom that do just fine with a single meal a month or even with a few months’ fast. An example of such species is the...

The rose chafer’s life

If we pay close attention as we walk through the forests and across the meadows, we can see miracles. Let’s learn more about the rose chafer.

The African penguin

Penguins do not only live in regions with freezing temperatures. They can also be found in the warmer temperate zone.

The California kingsnake

The California kingsnake is one of the most popular species of pet reptiles. It was named after its habit to consume other snakes every now and then.

Cattle

Cattle typically live in stables. They were domesticated around the same time as swine. Cow's milk is one of our most popular drinks.

Lemurs

Lemurs only live on the island of Madagascar. Here are a number of fascinating facts about them.

The Hamadryas baboon

A species of monkeys with complex social structure where hierarchical system can be clearly observed.

The pond slider

A popular pet of children. They can be easily recognised by the patches behind their eyes.

Predation

Predators on top of the food chain prey on other animals. Their relationship is hunter and hunted.

The snow leopard

A fearsome predator of snowy mountains. Of all the felids the snow leopard jumps the furthest.

The llama

A typical animal of the Andes kept as a beast of burden as well as for its meat and wool.

The ring-tailed lemur

This prosimian is an excellent example for a species' evolution in geographical isolation.Lemur means 'ghost' in Latin.

The lion

King of the savannahs, the lion is at top of its food chain. Its only enemy is man.

The mallard

One of the most common types of Anatidae, the ancestor of the domestic duck.

The common clownfish

This species is an excellent example for symbiosis. Living together with sea anemones they keep predators away.

The gorilla

The largest of the great apes. During evolution humans diverged from gorillas around 6 million years ago.

Raccoon

This little animal has the annoying habit of raiding waste containers and scattering rubbish all over the place.

Animal migration

Some animals cover huge distances on a seasonal basis in order to survive.

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