Meet our amazing animals, from tiny marching leafcutter ants to a giant 193kg silverback gorilla.
Discover key facts about your favourite animals - from the foods they eat to the threats they face in the wild. And find out how we’re tackling threats and protecting endangered species with our global conservation work. You can also download our full species register document.
Abdim’s stork are thought to bring rain and good luck, and form huge flocks of up to 10,000 birds.
African bullfrogs have a monstrous appetite, and will eat anything that moves, from large birds, to snakes and even other bullfrogs!
They have an 80% hunt success rate, making them one of the most successful predators on earth.
These lemurs can actually swim, with mothers even carrying their young on her back whilst paddling along.
Alpacas are a domestic animal bread from the vicuña, which are native to the Andes.
The anam leaf turtle is one of the most endangered reptiles on earth, there are only around 50 remaining individuals in the wild. Little is known about them, but we are working to better understand the species.
Young otters do not open their eyes until they are 40 days old, taking their first swim after about nine weeks old.
There are only several hundred Asiatic lions in the wild, and they only live in the Gir Forest, India, in an area that is smaller than Greater London.
They have the ability to regenerate digits and limbs, and despite being commonly bred in captivity, they are almost extinct in the wild.
Aye-ayes use their long finger to tap on branches and listen for hollow sounds, then they use their strong front teeth to rip open the bark before reaching into the hole to pull out their prey.
This turtle’s head is so big it can’t be withdrawn inside its shell. Instead, the top and sides of its head are covered with a large bony ‘roof’ that acts like armour.
Squirrel monkeys have the largest brain, proportionally, of all primates.