Our animals

Tundra Wolf Neckwarmer

Tundra wolf

"Survives the harshest winters on earth"

Tundra Wolf

Devilfish

"The toughest swimmers out there"

Devil Fish

Bulldog bat

"Feet give killer skills and instant takeoff"

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Desert lynx

"The most agile and acrobatic of cats"

Desert Lynx
Tundra Wolf

Tundra wolf Canis lupus tundrarum

"Survives the harshest winters on earth"

World Map Tundra wolfThe Tundra wolf is the biggest amongst the dog family of mammals. An adult male can weigh as much as 75 kilos, reaching 2m in length and 1m in height. Wolves are expressive, social animals, and can use their appearance to show that they are playful, or friendly or offensive. The Tundra wolf also squeals, yells, barks and howls to signal how he feels. The sound of wolves howling travels as far as 8km away. Just as well, because a pack of tundra wolves may range over areas of more than 40 000 sq km to find enough caribou to kill for survival. Wolves were long decimated in populated areas, but are now staging a comeback.

The Alaskan Tundra Wolf has a close relative in Finland and Russia, The White tundra wolf, which has an even longer coat. Just like the arctic wolves these animals survive in very harsh climates, with winter temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius. The dominant female in a pack breed in February with the dominant male, and she normally gives birth to four pups in springtime. The whole pack of wolves helps in raising the pups.

Tundra wolf

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Tundra wolf racing sledge

£85.00
Tundra wolf rucksack

Tundra wolf rucksack

£22.00
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Dogtags

£2.00

Devil Fish

Devilfish Eschrictius robustus

"The toughest swimmers out there"

World Map DevilfishThe Grey Whales were called Devilfish by early whalers because they defended themselves so fiercely. A male weighs 16 tonnes and a pregnant female up to 34 tonnes. She gives birth in the pleasant lagoons of northern Mexico. The 5m long newborns struggle to breathe and swim, but the mothers help their calves by lifting them to the surface with her tail flukes. The young devilfish soon learn to swim in the shallows, and by the end of the winter they can migrate an amazing 10 000km to their summer feeding grounds near the Arctic ice-pack. They 'spy-hop' during migration - raising their heads above water - probably to check the coastline.

Devilfish feed from the bottom of the ocean, eating tube worms, red crabs, small shrimp, herring eggs and larvae. Because they stay close to the shore, where the ocean floor is shallow, they were vulnerable from early whalers around Iceland and elsewhere in the Atlantic, where they were hunted to extinction. Today Devilfish are protected and are thriving in the Eastern North Pacific, where they have been known to let whale watchers touch them and even scratch their tongues!

Devilfish

Devilfish short wetsuit

5mm short wetsuit

£32.00
Devilfish slip and slide

Team Magnus slip and slide

£48.00
Neoprene rugby ball - navy and blue

Neoprene rugby ball

£12.00
Devilfish changing robe - front

Changing towel

£28.00
Devilfish swimbag - hazard orange

Devilfish swim-bag

£22.00
Dogtags

Dogtags

£2.00

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Bulldog bat Noctilio leporinus

"Never knocked off course"

world-map-bulldog-batThe Greater bulldog bat develops quickly, reaching adult size about one month after birth. They use their feet with enormous efficiency, covering vast ocean or river distances at dawn and dusk, sensing fish through echolocation and then using their long, sharp claws to catch them. With their excellent manoeuvring skills they can eat while they continue to hunt: The Bulldog bat can chew through bone and flesh, and regularly eats crustaceans, stinkbugs, crickets, winged ants, moths and scarab beetles. One of its astonishing skills is that it isn't knocked off course by anything: If knocked into water, the Bulldog bat can use its wings as oars to swim, and this bat even takes flight from water.

Another name for this animal is the Fisherman bat, because they can successfully kill as many as 30 fish during one trip. From a distance of 2m the Bulldog bat detects the ripples from very small fish, which are then impaled with the long talons of his feet. Bats are mammals that breed only once a year and normally only give birth to one pup. When adult the wingspan can reach 1m.

Bulldog bat

10 inch bike seat - grey

Seat - Bulldog bat bike - 10"

£8.00
12 inch bike seat - grey

Seat - Bulldog bat bike - 12"

£8.00
14 inch bike seat - yellow

Seat - Bulldog bat bike - 14"

£8.00
Dogtags

Dogtags

£2.00

Desert Lynx

Desert lynx Felis caracal

"Survives the harshest winters on earth"

World Map Desert LynxThe Desert lynx was a legendary hunter in ancient India and Persia. This small cat is famously agile. Leaping acrobatically into the air - 3m high if needed - it can bat a bird out of the air with its strong paws. Although closer to a domestic cat than a tiger, it can hunt deer, antelope and sheep with success. No wonder the Desert lynx has the survival skills to thrive across huge swathes of Africa and Asia. It inhabits woodland, savannah, scrub, humid forest zones, open semi-desert, even mountain altitudes of 2,500m. Another name for the hunter is desert lynx, as it needs very little water, getting all it's fluids from the tissue of it's prey.

A solitary animal, the Desert lynx mother raises her cubs on her own. They are born with strong black markings - making their faces look like upside down triangles. Great climbers and jumpers early on, the young Desert lynx can live independently at the tender age of nine or ten months. They will then strike out for themselves, often covering vast distances to find their own territory. As adults they are most easily identified by the long, black tufted ears.

Desert lynx

Desert lynx snowboard

Desert lynx snowboard

£66.00
Desert lynx salopettes black

Desert lynx salopettes

£25.00
Dogtags

Dogtags

£2.00