My favourite animals

  1. hedgehogs
  2. dogs
  3. giraffes
  4. African lions

Hedgehogs

I love hedgehogs because they're friendly, playful and they're so cute. My favourite breed is the African pygmy. hedgehogs don't like to be in a cage together. hedgehogs will curl up in a ball when they feel in danger.Some people consider hedgehogs useful pets because they prey on many common garden pests.

  • weight: 14-39 oz
  • size: Head and body, 5-12 in; tail, 1-2 in
  • diet: carnivores
  • life span: 2-5 years
  • type: mammals

Dogs

dogs are loving, caring, loyal, friendly. dogs have accompanied humans for some 10,000 years. Some scientists assert that all dogs, domestic and wild, share a common ancestor in the small South Asian wolf.Today humans have bred hundreds of different domestic dog breeds.

  • weight: 3-175 lbs
  • size: Height at the shoulder, 6-33 in
  • diet: omnivores
  • life span: 10-13 years
  • type: mammals

Giraffes

Giraffes are the world's tallest mammals. Long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles an hour over longer distances. Giraffe's height helps it to keep a sharp lookout for predators. It's difficult and dangerous for giraffe's to drink at a water hole.

  • weight: 1,750-2,800 lbs
  • size: 14-19 ft
  • diet: herbivores
  • life span: 25 years
  • type: mammals

African Lions

Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Only male lions have manes, the impressive long hair that encircles their head. Female lions are the pride's primary hunters. The African lions scientific name is Pathera leo.

  • weight: 265-420 lbs
  • size:Head and body, 4.5-6.5 ft; tail, 26.25-39.5 in
  • diet: carnivores
  • life span: 10-14 years
  • type: mammals