The memory of an elephant is legendary: Even after many years, it can still remember where to find waterholes, or recognise those elephants from which it was separated.
Bison, which are often also known as buffalos, are extremely strong, compact wild cattle from North America. The front section of their body is covered in a thick, dark coat.
Even though you cannot see it so well on the adult animals: Elephants have hair, especially on the head and the back. You can see the funny fuzzy hair on baby elephants particularly well.
Elephants have extremely flexible and strong trunks with 150,000 muscle fascicles. African elephants have two "gripping fingers" at the tip of the trunk, where as Asian elephants only have one.
Jaguars and leopards with black coats are called black panthers.
The boa constrictor is one of the snakes which kills its prey by coiling around it and suffocating it slowly instead of with a venomous bite.
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Baby cheetahs weigh just 300 grams when they are born. Their coat already has the typical black spots, and their face the unmistakable tear drop stripes.
Cheetahs are the fastest land animals in the world. With their slim bodies and powerful, long legs, they can accelerate up to 120 km/h within a few seconds.
Cobras are dangerous venomous snakes who frighten their enemies by rearing up and spreading their hoods.
Crocodiles are the largest reptiles in the world and the closest living relatives of birds, with whom they share a lineage from the archosaurs.
Pandas always have a big appetite. They eat at least 10 kg of bamboo each day.
Pandas have a striking black and white coat that makes it easier for other pandas to spot them in dense woodland.
Giant turtles carry large, bony shells on their back that house their head and appendages when danger calls.
At the time of their birth, baby giraffes already weigh 50 kilograms and fall from a height of two metres to the ground. But they don't hurt themselves and can already run after a short time.
Why do giraffes have spots? It is hard to imagine that they would serve as camouflage for such large animals. But it is true: From afar, giraffes look like a big tree.
Gorillas are very peaceful animals, which is why they are also known as gentle giants.
Male gorillas often beat their fists on their chests.
Great white sharks are the world’s largest predatory sharks. They attack their prey from deep down below.
Anacondas are among the longest and heaviest snakes in the world.
After polar bears, Grizzlies are the world’s second largest bears. Because of their height and their aggressive behaviour, they are considered as very dangerous in their home, North America.
Hippopotamuses live in African waters. Because of their aggressive behaviour, they are considered one of the most dangerous species there. Hippopotamuses live in the water and go ashore to eat.
Spotted hyenas might not be the most beautiful predators in the African savannah, but they are certainly the most successful. They live in clans of up to 80 animals and hunt at dawn and at dusk.
Jaguars have the strongest bite of any big cat: twice as strong as that of a lion.
There are 65 kangaroo species – ranging from the small tree-kangaroo to the red giant kangaroo, which is the largest of all. When it stands upright, it is as tall as an adult human.
Lions are the largest predatory cat in Africa. Their fur is usually sand-colored and the adult male has a dark mane.