Why do dogs bark?

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Dogs bark to communicate with other dogs and with humans. Dogs are descendants of wolves, which are social animals that live in packs, and they share many of the behaviours that exist within such animal groups. Few domestic dogs live together in packs (though they often consider their human family their group), but they still use complicated behaviours that involve smell, sight, and hearing to communicate.

Where does the Easter Bunny come from?

According to Wikipedia, the Easter Bunny is a mythical character depicted as an anthropomorphic rabbit. In legend, the creature brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house for the children to find when they wake up in the morning.


Australian animals

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Australian animals are a diverse range of mammals, marsupials, reptiles, birds and acquatic life. They range from cute and cuddly domestic cats and dogs to some of the world's most venemous creatures including deadly spiders and snakes.

Endangered animals

Polar bears

Why are Antarctic animals in danger? Read about some of the most endangered animals in the world and why endangered species should be protected. Don't miss our special feature on the Polar bears and their struggle to survive in the Arctic, one of the harshest environments on the planet.

Wild animals

Wild animals

Take a look at some wild animals and the world's greatest predators and discover just what it is that separates them from the rest of the animal kingdom. Find out why wild animals shouldn't be kept as pets.



Dinosaurs first appeared about 230 million years ago but the first Australian dinosaur fossil to be found was in 1903 at Cape Paterson, Victoria, by geologist William Ferguson. Read more dinsosaur facts in our great feature.


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