We asked the LearnEnglish team what animals they find interesting or fascinating. Here's what they said.
I really like dogs. They're so friendly and they like interacting with humans. When you get back home after a long day at work, dogs come to the door to greet you and they are always excited to see you. They make you feel better, even if you are very tired! I'd like to have a pet dog one day, but I don't know whether a small, medium-size or large dog would be better.
Many years ago, I learned to identify the 30 most common birds where I lived, both by sight and by their songs or calls, as well as lots of common trees and plants. I was shocked at how different my experience of nature was after that. It helped me orient myself in the woods much more, and I also noticed many more details and got much more interested in birds. I wouldn't want to have one as a pet, though. To be honest, that seems a bit cruel to me.
I really like looking at insects! I know that may sound a bit strange, but I often stop when I'm out running to look at butterflies, worms, beetles and any other bugs I find. If you take the time to look at them closely, you see really unusual colours and features. I must admit, I don't have time for mosquitoes and flies, as they don't seem to have a useful function. They're just really annoying!
I love crows! They're super intelligent and have loads of different tools and tricks. Crows can use cars at traffic lights to crack open their nuts and they have fun skiing down roofs covered in snow. Check out all the YouTube videos of crows doing amazing things! Crows can also recognise and remember human faces, so don't be mean to a crow – they don't forget and forgive!
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