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"A-Z Animals was founded on three guiding principles: accurate content you can trust, spreading knowledge on the animal kingdom, and giving back"
Today, more than 30,000 species are threatened with extinction, and thousands would already be lost without tireless conservation efforts. Knowing that the first step toward conservation is spreading knowledge of the incredible animals species across our planet, A-Z Animals was founded in 2008 to offer an online encyclopedic resource across animals of all kinds. Read More
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Long, black tongue can grow to 18 inches long!
The fastest land mammal in the world!
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
There are more than 160 different species!
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
It's horns are made from keratin!
Spends 80% of it's time resting!
Has no real natural predators!
Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!
Lives in small groups called prides!
Extremely thick winter fur!
There are less than 3,000 left in the wild!
The most numerous species of tiger!
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Renew their horns every year!
Some species have a poisonous bite!
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Which animals are the most dangerous? Which species kill the most people every year?
You might instinctively assume carnivorous predators like lions, tigers, and bears top the list of most dangerous animals on Earth when it comes to killing humans, but you may be surprised to learn who the most dangerous species really are.
What is a hybrid animal? While you might think that hybrid creatures only exist in fables and myths, the truth is that there are a number of crossbred animals that exist both in captivity and in the wild.
Hybrid animals usually originate from two similar types of animals mating, like lions and tigers, but it is also possible to use science to create these creatures through a process called "somatic hybridization." Somatic hybridization allows scientists to manipulate the genes of two similar species of animals in order to create an interesting new animal that has useful traits from both of its parents.
Check out the list below for 12 real examples of incredible hybrid animals.
What is the fastest animal in the world? The answer isn't straightforward. Many factors — like gravity, wind, and animal size — must be considered. To boot, researchers have yet to clock the speeds of every earthly species. Plus, there's still some disagreement in the scientific community regarding the methodologies used for some of the current standings.