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.
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)
This helps them to avoid predators. To complete her disguise, they can also produce an unpleasant smell
African wild dogs have a higher kill rate than lions and can take down antelope that weigh as much as 225 kilos (500 pounds).
Our German-speaking readers will be happy to know that his 1877 scientific paper is freely available to read online (check our source!)
With mackerel sharks, tunas are the only species able to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water... even when it's 43 °F!
Fun fact: after the female lays eggs, the male guards them and keeps them moist with his urine
The courtship and bonding of these birds are critical, as the female must trust the male to provide her with everything when she is incubating and raising chicks