Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Chimpanzee siblings hugging each other. The chimpanzee's natural habitat is the forest and forest edges of central and western Africa. It is social, living in large communities that may contain dozens of individuals arranged in loose family groups. The chimp is highly communicative, using a wide range of facial expressions, vocalisations and gestures. It feeds on a variety of foods including both plants and animals. It is thought that humans and chimps had a common ancestor as little as 5 million years ago.
© Tony Craddock/Science Photo Library
Emperor penguin chick and adulta (Aptenodytes forsteri), Snow Hill Island
Emperor penguin chick and adulta (Aptenodytes forsteri), Snow Hill Island, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Polar Regions The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. It is the only penguin that breeds during the winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the closely related King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.
© Thorsten Milse
Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman
Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman "You Naughty Boy, you'll fall over!" "Oh...." Date: circa 1890s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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