Prairie dogs live in underground burrows, extensive warrens of tunnels and chambers. The burrows have defined nurseries, sleeping quarters, and even toilets. They also feature listening posts near exits, so animals can safely keep tabs on the movements of predators outside.
The Copenhagen Zoo got two chubby hippo cubs in January 2011. Mothers and babies bask in and over the pond in Hippos Hall, where you can stand right on the other side of the glass and watch the big animals underwater.
The Siberian tiger is the heaviest and largest of all cats and it is also one of the world's rarest. It is highly endangered - in nature there is only 400 tigers left. For less than a hundred years ago there were 100,000.
This little otter (literally dwarf otter) live in family groups of 4-12 animals. Cubs are born in holes in riverbanks, and the male participant in the care of them.
Cubs are born in the den during January or February. Weighing less than 450 g at birth with little hair and closed eyes, they suckle for several months, emerging from the den in May or June, weighing 7–9 kg.
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