Their presence is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the tower; a superstition holds that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it"
Carrion provides more than 50% of their diet. These big cats are in competition with spotted hyenas for eating!
The red kite (Milvus milvus) lives in Europe and North Africa. At signs of danger, a mother will signal the young who will "play dead" when a predator is near.
It is the national bird of Guatemala, and its image is found on the country's flag and coat of arms. It also lends its name to the country's currency, the Guatemalan quetzal
Enoploclythia leachi inhabited the current Central Europe 70 to 100 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous
The method still used today consisting in wrapping the worm around a stick and pulling it out is found in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating to around 1550 BC
The tails measure 30, 15, and 10 mm. It is likely that the base of the lizard's spine was fractured and that a tail grew from each vertebra
Its opposable "false thumb" is actually a modified bone. It allows the Giant Panda to hold bamboo while eating. The biologist Stephen Jay Gould discusses this feature in his book of essays on evolution and biology, The Panda's Thumb
The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb)