The dome shape of a tortoise or turtle’s shell helps the animal get back on its feet if it accidentally flips over.
Photograph by Viktor Micevski, Dreamstime
Great Danes were originally bred to catch wild boar, but they’re just as happy fetching tennis balls. Or trying to, at least!
Photograph by Danielle Mussman, Dreamstime
Many species of frogs have sticky pads on their toes that help them grip surfaces. Unfortunately this toad doesn’t have that advantage.
Photograph by Emosyne, iStockphoto
Cats feel with their whiskers to figure out if a space is too small to squeeze through. It looks like this sourpuss tried anyway.
Photograph by arisara chaorakam, Shutterstock
Hamsters have a natural instinct to burrow and will wedge themselves in small spaces like this cardboard tube.
Photograph by Shantell, iStockphoto
This looks like a sticky situation. The carnivorous sundew plant lures small insects with its sweet-tasting "juice," which acts like a glue to trap the bugs.
Photograph by Cathy Keifer, Shutterstock
Fewer than 2,000 giant pandas are left in the mountains of southwest China—but that’s almost twice as many as there were in the late 1970s. Hang in there, little guy!
Photograph by Hung Chung Chih, Shutterstock
Smart and curious, goats will explore fences for gaps or weak spots.
Photograph by MyImages - Micha, Shutterstock
By play fighting, these rowdy Bengal tiger cubs are learning how to hunt.
Photograph by Julian W, Shutterstock
As winter approaches, squirrels will gather and bury food to eat later. This greedy squirrel got stuck trying to snatch seeds from a bird feeder.
Photograph by geertweggen, Shutterstock
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