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The pied avocet
The pied avocet has an unusually long, bowed beak. You wonder why? Isn't that quite impractical? Find out more in the factsheet!
Animals that travel the furthest
In autumn, many animals put on their socks. How far do animals travel, why do they travel and where to?
Why does the lynx have ear tufts? Why does it have such big paws? And where does its name come from? Check out its fact sheet.
The Fastest Snail in the World
Every year the famous snail racing world championships are being held in England. Learn more about this funny event!
Honey Bees Can Count to Four
Mammals such as primates, dolphins and elephants are considered particularly wise. But insects? Yes, it is true: bees can count!
Funny species names
Does the motorbike frog have a driving licence? Do flashlight fish need batteries? Check out these weird species names!
Rhinos don’t just live in Africa; they are also found in Asia. Check out our fact sheet about the Sumatran, Javan and Indian rhinoceros.
What is biological diversity? Why is it so important that there are lots of different animals, habitats and landscapes?