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Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus)Arctic Fox
Extremely thick winter fur!
Avocet (Recurvirostra)Avocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Badger (Taxidea Taxus)Badger
Can reach speeds of 30 km/h!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Beaver (Castor Canadensis)Beaver
Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos)Brown Bear
A dominant predator in it's environment!
Bumble Bee (Bombus)Bumble Bee
The most common species of bee!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
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!
Chamois (Rupicapra Rupicapra)Chamois
Natively found in the European mountains!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo)Common Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Common Frog (Rana Temporaria)Common Frog
Found throughout the European continent!
Common Loon (Gavia Immer)Common Loon
Also known as the Great Northern Diver!
Common Toad (Bufo Bufo)Common Toad
Most active in wet weather!
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!
Deer (Odocoileus virginiana)Deer
There are around 40 different species!
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!
Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus)Edible Frog
Are known to guard the muddy banks!
Falcon (Falconiforme)Falcon
The fastest creatures on the planet!
Ferret (Mustela Putorius Furo)Ferret
Thought to be a sub-species of polecat!
Finnish SpitzFinnish Spitz
Likes to bark a lot!
Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina)Fire-Bellied Toad
Found across mainland Europe and Asia!
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!
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!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hare (Lepus Europaeus)Hare
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris)Hedgehog
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
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!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Kingfisher (Coraciiformes)Kingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Lemming (Lemmus Lemmus)Lemming
Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!
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!
Marsh Frog (Pelophylax Ridibundus)Marsh Frog
Has bright green skin!
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!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moose (Alces Alces)Moose
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
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!
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!
Pike (Esox)Pike
There are 5 different species!
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)Polar Bear
Could be extinct within the next 30 years!
Pond Skater (Gerridae  )Pond Skater
There are 500 different species!
Pool Frog (Pelophylax Lessonae)Pool Frog
The rarest amphibian in the UK!
Porcupine (Erethizon Dorsaum)Porcupine
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Puffin (Fratercula arctica)Puffin
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
Purple Emperor (Apatura Iris  )Purple Emperor
Inhabits deciduous forests!
Puss Moth (Cerura Vinula )Puss Moth
Caterpillars squirt formic acid!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)Rabbit
There are more than 50 different species!
Raccoon (Procyon Lotor)Raccoon
Known to wash their food before eating it!
Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides)Raccoon Dog
The only hibernating canine!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus)Reindeer
Also known as the Caribou!
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!
Sand Lizard (Lacerta Agilis)Sand Lizard
Males turn green in spring!
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!
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus)Snowy Owl
One of the largest owl species in the world!
Spadefoot Toad (Mesobatrachia)Spadefoot Toad
They spend most of their time underground!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Squirrel (Sciuridae)Squirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Stag Beetle (Lucanidae  )Stag Beetle
More than 1,200 different species!
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!
Tawny Owl (Strix Aluco)Tawny Owl
The most widespread owl in Europe!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
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 Vole (Arvicola amphibius)Water Vole
The largest Vole species in the UK!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
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!
Wolverine (Gulo Gulo)Wolverine
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
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