Tenrecs! They’re spiky like hedgehogs, but more closely related to elephants – and that’s not the only unusual thing about them…
Animals & beasts
Costa Rica is home to 52 species of hummingbird – one for every week of the year!
Home to two different sloth species, Costa Rica is considered the best place in the Americas to “hang out” with these laid back animals.
Pinnipeds come in many forms – seals, sea lions and walruses. They’re similar in many ways, but what sets them apart?
First off, I’m sorry. As something of an arachnophobe myself, I know how scary these creepy crawlies can be. Just ask my wife about the time I walked through the spider exhibit at the London Zoological Society, while making a small keening noise and trying to make myself as tiny as possible.
I once knew an absolute animal who would fall asleep while eating a kebab at the end of the night. But that’s not the sort of animals I’m talking about here. Going to sleep is the highlight of my day. Don’t pity me – I live a full and well-rounded life. It just so happens that napping down brings me a huge amount of joy. Maybe I was a desert snail in a past life…
Is there more to these flightless birds than an odd gait and a fancy tuxedo? Let’s find out together.
Cats come in two kinds, right? Big huge things that roam the wilds of Africa and Asia, hunting prey and roaring everywhere. And the humble domestic cat, leaving you half-dead birds and lounging in the most inconvenient places.
As far as birds go, the ostrich surely has to be the king. It’s the biggest and the fastest bird of all, with the largest eggs. It also has the meanest resting bitch face of any other bird. Just look at it.
I’ve never understood why people don’t like rodents. Mice, rats – they’re all adorable in my eyes. Of course, I wouldn’t want to see one sitting on my kitchen worktop eating my cheese but you get my drift.