Animals

Lapwing
Its name mimics its call, it once had its own paliamentary act and other things you didn’t know about the lapwing.
Migrating wildebeest, Serengeti
Here are some of the world’s most amazing migrations, from the best-known wildebeest in the Serengeti to the not so famous bearded pig in South East Asia – in 1983 the number migrating through the rainforests of Borneo was estimated at one million.
Deer
Bone vs keratin, branched vs unbranched, shed vs permanent... Ben Garrod explains what sets antlers apart from horns.
Black-tailed prairie dogs.
The figures below represent the maximum offspring that one could expect a wild female of each species to have in her lifetime. Factors such as food availability will have an impact on these numbers for any individual.
Kestrel hovering
BBC Wildlife section editor Sarah McPherson answers your wild question. 
Orca
New research into orcas’ hunting behaviour provides a clue to the evolution of menopause.
Elephant
Guess how long a gorilla lives? Answer: 35 years. And what about tigers, tapirs, bats and bears? Our top 10 reveals the surprising lifespans of some of our fellow mammals.
Zoo
The BBC Springwatch presenter shares his thoughts on zoos and their role in conservation.
Lemming
The latest scientific news reveals that lemmings bark to warn of their bite. 
Polar bear warning sign
You may want to say tiger or polar bear, but cats, dogs and deer can also cause serious harm. Meet 7 of the most deadly mammals.
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