The Different Kinds of Wild Animals Video for Kids

                                                     Wild Animals

Forests and national parks are home to many different species of wild animals. There are a lot of cool and strange facts about these animals. Some of them are listed below: –

Tiger: –

  • Tigers are the largest of the big cat family.
  • These carnivorous animals mainly feed on large mammals like deer, antelope etc.
  • These solitary hunters generally hunt alone during the night time.
  • They are good swimmers and like to cool themselves off in pools and streams.

Parrot: –

  • There are approximately 372 different species of parrots. Some of these species can imitate the human voice.
  • The budgerigar and cockatiel are the most common as pets.
  • Parrots are the only bird that picks food with their feet and then bring it to their mouth.

Hippopotamus: –

  • Hippopotamuses are considered the third largest land mammal.
  • Hippos love water and it is the reason why they spend 16 hours a day submerged in water.
  • They can hold their breath underwater for up to five minutes.
  • They can be very much aggressive if they feel threatened.

Zebra: –

  • Zebras are very fast moving animals and can reach speeds of up to 65kph.
  • There are three main species which are Grevy’s, Mountain, and Plains.
  • Each zebra has a unique pattern of stripes that acts like an equine fingerprint.

Elephant: –

  • Elephant is the largest land animal in the world.
  • They are the only mammals that cannot jump.
  • They have the longest gestation period of all the animals which is 22 months.

Lion: –

  • Lions are the only big cats that live in groups called pride.
  • The females of the pride do most of the hunting.
  • A lion may spend 20 hours a day sleeping.

Antelope: –

  • Antelopes can be found in grasslands, mountains, wetlands, and deserts.
  • There are total 90 different species of them.
  • In some species, the horns may grow up to 5 feet in length.

Cheetah: –

  • Cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. It can run at a speed of 70 miles per hour.
  • They prefer to hunt during the day to avoid competition from other powerful predators.

Hyena: –

  • Hyenas mainly live in savannas, grasslands, sub deserts and forests of Africa and Asia.
  • Females are larger and more dominant than males.

Camel: –

  • Camels mainly live in desert areas of Africa and Asia. They can be easily recognized because of their humps.
  • They can survive without water and food for long periods of time as they store fat in their humps.

Fox: –

  • Foxes live on every continent except for Antarctica.
  • They are part of the Canidae family and distant relatives of wolves.

Giraffe: –

  • Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world.
  • Baby giraffes can stand up and run within an hour of their birth.