Facts & stats

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Badgers are very strong animals and can move heavy stones when digging.

Badgers are very social animals and will live together with their family members in their ‘clan’.

As well as their excellent digging skills, badgers are also very good at climbing and swimming.

Foxes have an excellent sense of sound. They can hear a watch ticking from 40 yards away!

Foxes use 28 different types of calls to communicate with each other.

The Latin name for a fox is ‘Vulpes Vulpes’

Ducks have an oil gland near their tail which, whilst preening, allows them to cover their feathers in oil so that they do not get miserably wet.

Ducklings learn and grow up fast. They are able to fly when they are just two months old!

Ducks have excellent vision – With three eyelids and eyes which are located on either side of its head, a ducks vision is absolutely quacking! Ducks can see in colour and have a field of vision of nearly 340 degrees!

Swans tend to mate with the same partner for life.

Swans can fly as fast as 60MPH.

A male swan is called a cob and a female swan is called a pen.

Hedgehogs have very poor eyesight, but make up for it with their excellent sense of smell and sound.

There are 17 different types and species of hedgehog in the world including African, Asian and Desert and European.

A hedgehog’s heart beat reduces from 190 to 20 beats per minute when hibernating.