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Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Antelope (Alcelaphinae)Antelope
Renew their horns every year!
Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus)Asian Elephant
Domesticated for hundreds of years!
Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)Asian Giant Hornet
The largest wasp in the world!
Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus)Asian Palm Civet
It mainly eats mangos and coffee!
Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus tibetanus)Asiatic Black Bear
Known to eat 160 different tree-borne fruits in Thailand!
Avocet (Recurvirostra)Avocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Barb (Barbus Barbus)Barb
There are over 2,000 known species!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bear (Ursidae)Bear
There are 8 different species!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris Tigris)Bengal Tiger
The most numerous species of tiger!
Binturong (Arctictis binturong)Binturong
Also known as the Asian Bearcat!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Bumble Bee (Bombus)Bumble Bee
The most common species of bee!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Camel (Camelus dromedarius)Camel
Can survive without water for 10 months!
Caracal (Caracal Caracal)Caracal
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Centipede (Chilopoda)Centipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
Chameleon (Chamaeleonidae)Chameleon
There are more than 160 different species!
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)Cheetah
The fastest land mammal in the world!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)Clouded Leopard
Has canines that can be two inches long!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo)Common Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crocodile (Crocodylus)Crocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
Deer (Odocoileus virginiana)Deer
There are around 40 different species!
Dhole (Cuon Alpinus)Dhole
Only 2,000 left in the wild!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dormouse (Gliridae)Dormouse
Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster)Eagle
Has exceptional eyesight!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)Elephant
Spends around 22 hours a day eating!
Falcon (Falconiforme)Falcon
The fastest creatures on the planet!
Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina)Fire-Bellied Toad
Found across mainland Europe and Asia!
Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)Fishing Cat
Scoops fish out of the water using it's paw!
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus)Flamingo
Sleeps on just one leg!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Flying Squirrel (Pteromyini)Flying Squirrel
Can glide up to 90 meters!
Fox (Vulpes vulpes)Fox
There are 12 different species in the world!
Frog (Rana Temporaria)Frog
There are around 5,000 different species!
Gecko (Gekkonidae)Gecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Gerbil (Gerbillinae)Gerbil
Originally known as the Desert Rat!
Gharial (Gavialis Gangeticus)Gharial
Found in the murky waters of Northern India!
Gibbon (Hylobatidae)Gibbon
Found in dense jungles and tropical forests!
Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus)Glass Lizard
Can grow up to 4ft long!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Goat (Capra Aegagrus Hircus)Goat
Most closely related to the Sheep!
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)Golden Oriole
Migrates between Europe and Asia!
Goose (Branta)Goose
There are 29 different species!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Green Bee-Eater (Merops Orientalis)Green Bee-Eater
Mainly eats honeybees!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris)Hedgehog
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Hummingbird (Trochilidae)Hummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
Hyena (Crocuta Crocuta)Hyena
There are four different species!
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Indian Elephant (Elephas Maximus Indicus)Indian Elephant
Found throughout south-east Asia!
Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus Palmarum)Indian Palm Squirrel
Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!
Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Unicornis)Indian Rhinoceros
Also known as the one-horned rhino!
Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Indian Star Tortoise
Popular in the exotic pet trade!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Jackal (Canis Aureus)Jackal
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Kingfisher (Coraciiformes)Kingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Leopard (Panthera pardus)Leopard
Spends much of the time high in the trees!
Leopard Cat (Prionailurus Bengalensis)Leopard Cat
There are 11 different species!
Liger (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris)Liger
The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
Lion (Panthera leo)Lion
Lives in small groups called prides!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Long-Eared Owl (Casuarius)Long-Eared Owl
Ear-tufts make it look bigger!
Magpie (Pica Pica)Magpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Markhor (Capra Falconeri)Markhor
Less than 2,500 left in the wild!
Masked Palm Civet (Paguma Larvata)Masked Palm Civet
Found throughout Asia, India and China!
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)Mayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Mole (Talpidae)Mole
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
Mongoose (Helogale Parvula)Mongoose
Range in size from just 1 to 3 foot!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor Lizard (Varanus Indicus)Monitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
Monkey (Macaca Fascicularis)Monkey
There are around 260 known species!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Mule (Equus Mule)Mule
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Neanderthal (Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis)Neanderthal
Roamed Asia and Europe for around 100,000 years!
Newt (Lissotriton Vulgaris)Newt
Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!
Nightingale (Luscinia Magarhynchos)Nightingale
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Parrot (Psittacine)Parrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
Peacock (Pavo Cristatus)Peacock
Most commonly found on the Indian mainland!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Pig (Sus Scrofa Scrofa)Pig
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
Pika (Ochotona Minor)Pika
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas!
Pond Skater (Gerridae  )Pond Skater
There are 500 different species!
Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsaum)Porcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)Rabbit
There are more than 50 different species!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
Rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae)Rhinoceros
It's horns are made from keratin!
River Dolphin (Platanistoidea )River Dolphin
There are 4 species in the Southern Hemisphere!
River Turtle (Emydidae)River Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)Robin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Salamander (Caudata)Salamander
There are more than 700 different species!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Sheep (Ovis Aries)Sheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Slow Worm (Anguis Fragilis)Slow Worm
Found widely throughout British gardens!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Squirrel (Sciuridae)Squirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Stoat (Mustela Erminea)Stoat
Average adults weigh about 200 grams!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Tiger (Panthera Tigris)Tiger
The largest feline in the world!
Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Tortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
Tree Frog (Hyla)Tree Frog
Found in warmer jungles and forests!
Vulture (Aegypius Monachus)Vulture
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water Dragon (Physignathus)Water Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
White Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)White Tiger
None have been seen in the wild for 50 years!
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)Wild Boar
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Wolf (Canis Rufus)Wolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
Zebu (Bos Primigenius Indicus)Zebu
There are around 75 different species!
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