Animals & beasts

Cute animals, scary animals and just plain strange animals

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.

Things you probably didn't know about flamingos

Things you probably didn’t know about flamingos

A favourite of animal lovers everywhere and a great decoration for this year’s Hulaween party I’m hosting with my fiancée Chloë. They’ve graced the cover of one of our policy wording booklets for a few years now, featured in a few of our ads, and given hope to lanky people all over the world.

Things you probably didn’t know about moths and butterflies

Spring has finally sprung, and what clearer sign of this can there be than the sight of butterflies drifting around the garden, gathering nectar? Well, I guess bees making a comeback (which I’m sure I’ll cover in the near future) and daffodils emerging.