Animals & beasts
Cute animals, scary animals and just plain strange animals
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
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 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
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
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
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.