The unique platypus, a mammal with a duck-like bill, beaver-like tail, and otter-like feet, resides in Australian freshwater habitats. Females lay eggs and raise their young in burrows before they venture out independently.
House mice, the most widespread species of mice, burrow in various locations both indoors and outdoors, including walls and attics, constructing nests with grass and other materials.
Giant anteaters, found in Central and South American forests, eat 30,000 ants daily. With their thick fur, they break open ant hills and use their tongues to gather food.
The secretary bird, native to sub-Saharan Africa, is a large bird of prey with a distinctive appearance. It hunts small mammals and reptiles in African grasslands.
Hamadryas baboons, revered by ancient Egyptians, live in large troops for protection. Their threatening behaviors include yawning, lip-smacking, and intense eye contact.
Jerboas, small rodents, leap high and move in zigzag patterns. They rely on insects and plants for water. The desert-dwelling species has large ears.
Burrowing owls live in ground burrows, attracting prey with scat. They are small and vulnerable to larger owls and mammals.
Northern lynx, small and powerful felines with tufted ears, hunt birds and use broad paws as snowshoes. Prized for fur, their population declines.
Hairy armadillos have movable plates, emit shrill screams, and dig burrows with hind feet. Solitary creatures with unique characteristics.
The houbara bustard, hunted by princes, is a flightless bird. Conservation efforts have led to population growth.