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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
Use this guide to learn about animal habits and rituals. Find the perfect match for your Valentine!
Not only are a fennec fox's ears useful for hearing, but they also act like radiators to disperse heat. This animal mates for life and lives in family units of up to ten individuals.
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Male prairie chickens usually choose “booming ground” or “lek” sites on a higher elevation with short grass in order to perform their mating dances, calling for females.
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In response to frigid Antarctica tempatures, male emperor penguins keep the eggs warm for nearly five months! Care and feeding from both parents helps chicks grow up fast.
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Sniffer dogs are deployed at airports and checkpoints, putting wildlife smugglers on alert. This task force sniffs out wildlife contraband—tiger bones, elephant tusks, rhino horn, and even live turtles.
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Male sockeye salmon compete for females and females compete for the best gravel nest site where they deposit 2,000 to 5,000 eggs.
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These goose-sized birds can live as long as 17 years and have a wingspan nearly five feet in length. Blue-footed boobies use their vibrant blue feet in a showy mating dance ritual.
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The giant panda is adored by the world and considered a national treasure in China. The panda also has a special significance for WWF because it has been WWF's logo since our founding in 1961.
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Gray wolves are part of the dog or Canidae family, a group characterized by intelligence and adaptability. Like other members of the dog family, wolves are very territorial.
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Sloths are slow moving tree-dwellers. A male sloth usually stays in the same tree for his entire life, but the female moves after giving birth, leaving her tree to the offspring.
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Bottlenose dolphins live in groups numbering about a dozen individuals, and learn at an early age the complex socialization skills that will prepare them for future survival.
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African elephants help to maintain suitable habitats for other species. In central African forests, up to 30 percent of tree species may require elephants to help with dispersal and germination.
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Tigers are mostly solitary, apart from associations between mother and offspring. Individual tigers have a large territory and the size is determined mostly by the availability of prey.
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The snow leopard’s powerful build allows it to scale great steep slopes with ease. Its hind legs give the snow leopard the ability to leap six times the length of its body.
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Polar bears have a water-repellant coat. While swimming, they can sustain a pace of six miles per hour by paddling with their front paws and holding their hind legs flat like a rudder.
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