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African penguins

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African Penguin

Did you know African penguins are also called jackass penguins because they make donkey-like braying sounds to communicate? Read more >

New Animals

Check out the animals we recently added to our Animal Facts page.

  • Macaw

    Macaws, a kind of parrot, are adept at mimicking a wide range of sounds, including human speech. But their natural call sounds like a shrill scream.

  • Chinchilla

    Native to the Andes mountains in South America, chinchillas are highly social rodents, with as many as 100 chinchillas living together in a herd.

  • Burmese Python

    Did you know snakes can swim? Did you know snakes can climb trees? One snake, the Burmese python, can do both. It can swim (and stay underwater for up to 30 minutes), and it can also climb trees using its prehensile tail.

  • Brazilian Black Velvet tarantula


    Unlike many other spiders, tarantulas do not depend on a web to catch their prey. Instead, they grab their prey and sink their fangs in. This injects a mild venom that paralyzes their catch.

  • Giant anteater

    Giant Anteater

    Giant anteaters have long tongues covered with sticky saliva and tiny backward-pointing spines. They use their sticky tongues to slurp up as many as 30,000 to 35,000 ants or termites a day.

Animal Quiz

Australian Animals Quiz

Test your knowledge about the animals that live Down Under!

At Animal Fact Guide, you can learn about interesting and endangered animals from around the world. Discover what makes an animal unique and get wildlife conservation tips on our Animal Facts pages.

Then test your knowledge with our fun, free Animal Quizzes! You can also download free coloring pages, word searches, and animal mazes on our Activity Sheets page.