Do elephants remember you?

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Elephants have excellent memory, as they have to remember food and water sources hundreds of kilometres apart. This allows them to remember humans too. An elephant can either respond happily or be threatening depending on their memory of a person.   Elephants are considered to be one of the smartest animals in nature. The elephant’s brain is… Read more »

Are orangutans aggressive?

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Orangutans are typically less aggressive than other monkey species. This is because male orangutans live solitary lives, so are much less likely to have to compete with other males for resources. They only mate for a few days at a time, reducing competition for female orangutans.     Orangutan social structures   Most monkey species… Read more »

Where do giraffes get their pattern from?

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Each giraffe has their own unique set of spots, but it is thought that they in part inherit them from their parents. This explains why each subspecies of giraffe has its own general spot shape and colour. Their spots mainly function to camouflage them from predators, although they also help to regulate their temperature, and… Read more »

Does Barcelona have a zoo?

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Located in the heart of Barcelona, Barcelona Zoo is a great place to visit with family. It has many great enclosures to explore, such as a terrarium with crocodiles and other reptiles, 2 monkey galleries, and a large aviary with areas representing 4 different ecosystems.  Visiting Barcelona Zoo   If you’re looking for a zoo… Read more »

Can geckos get lonely?

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Since geckos are naturally solitary and territorial creatures, they do not get lonely if placed alone in a cage or left for some time away from their keeper. They much prefer having their food and heat to themselves rather than sharing it with another gecko.   As an owner of a gecko, you may be worried that… Read more »