Animals & beasts

Cute animals, scary animals and just plain strange animals

Lemmings: The world's most misunderstood rodent

Lemmings: The world’s most misunderstood rodent

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.

Llamas: A fluffy cross between and sheep and a giraffe

Llamas: A fluffy cross between a sheep and a giraffe

They may well look like a sheep had an intimate liaison with a giraffe, and have an undeserved reputation for bad manners (possibly thanks to a habit of spitting). But let’s take a look at these interesting animals from South America.

Caw blimey: Things you might not know about crows, ravens and magpies

Sometimes birds get a bit of a bad rap. Yeah, they look pretty and sing nicely (most of the time) but they’re usually considered to be a bit dense. But it turns out that at least some birds don’t really deserve to be branded with the term bird-brained.

Amazing animal migrations from around the world

Amazing animal migrations from around the world

While I get comfy on my nice warm sofa, let’s take a look at some of the most captivating migrations undertaken by those loser animals that choose not to hibernate.

4 animals that can shoot their prey1

4 animals that can shoot their prey

As the great Homer Simpson once said, “Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals… except the weasel.”

Chameleons: There's nothing that isn't weird about them

Chameleons: There’s nothing that isn’t weird about them

When you really think about it, there’s nothing that isn’t weird about a chameleon.

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Almost everything you always wanted to know about bees

Summer feels like it’s been and gone, but what a glorious four or five days they were. Joking aside, summer is (supposedly) still here and there’s nothing more summery than the sight of a fat little bumble bee buzzing through the flowers.