Creatures of the night, nocturnal animals are specially adapted to thrive in the dark.
Owls have excellent night vision and can hunt in complete darkness.
The only mammals capable of sustained flight, bats use echolocation to navigate.
These clever creatures are known for their dexterous hands and masked faces.
Hedgehogs are insectivores that come out at night to feed.
These insects produce a chemical light to attract mates.
Native to Africa, aardvarks are nocturnal insectivores.
These wild cats are known for their beautiful spotted coats.
Unlike butterflies, most moths are active during the night.
These large spiders hunt for prey at night.
Native to New Zealand, kiwis are flightless birds that forage at night.
Often associated with the African savannah, hyenas are skilled nocturnal hunters.
Often seen in urban areas, possums are marsupials active during the night.
These small marsupials glide from tree to tree in search of food.
Their large ears help dissipate heat in the desert environment.