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Welcome to A-Z Animals

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Welcome to A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!

Random Animals

Sun Bear

Sun Bear

The smallest species of bear in the world!
Dogue De Bordeaux

Dogue De Bordeaux

Extremely loyal and devoted to it's master!


Friendly, loving and docile!
Indian Star Tortoise

Indian Star Tortoise

Popular in the exotic pet trade!
Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Your Animal Questions Answered!

Tue 27th September 2016 (0 comments)

Ever wondered why dolphins jump out of the water, why cats knead or why bats sleep upside down? Well look no further as we have tackled some of the most common and slightly obscure questions about your favourite animal species to give you the answers you have been looking for!

Why do giraffes have black tongues?
A giraffes tongue (which is up to 21 inches in length) is thought to be black in colour to protect it from sunburn. Giraffes spend a large part of their day feeding in the hot African sun and it is thought that without the dark colouration, their tongues would be easily burnt!

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Recent Blog Articles

Bernie BearBernie the Bear's Animal of the Day

African Wild Dog
Today Bernie the Bear wants to show you the African Wild Dog.
Also known as the painted dog!
Simon Snail If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Pademelon.

Recently Added Animals

Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Dwarf CrocodileDwarf Crocodile
Digs burrows in river banks to rest!
The tail feathers of the male can be 1m long!
Their guano is used in face creams!
Vervet MonkeyVervet Monkey
Rarely found more than 450m from trees!

Reference Library

Go to our Reference Library and Glossary to learn about Animal Habitats, Diet, Behaviour and much more...