Remarkable Animals

Have you ever watched a weaver bird build its amazing nest? Or seen the elaborate constructions put together by the bower bird to impress its bride-to-be? Did you know that the lammergeier of the Himalayas deliberately drops bones onto rocks to smash them so it can eat the marrow? Or seen the tricks the lapwing performs in order to protect its young?
Animal behaviour is varied and fascinating, but it is sometimes very difficult to understand why animals behave the way they do. Because of this, a number of wonderful myths have grown up around animals. For instance, it is believed that the ostrich buries its head in the sand when faced with danger. This is not true! Here are some remarkable animals and some amazing facts and myths that surround them.

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