Nocturnal animals are active during the night, and diurnal animals are active during the day. In addition, both sorts of animals are adapted to the differing light levels and challenges of the different parts of the day ... More »

Although they are occasionally seen during the daylight hours, deer are primarily nocturnal creatures. They tend to appear mainly at dusk or at dawn to browse for food. More »

The house mouse, a common pest animal throughout the world, is primarily nocturnal, but mice are a broad group of animals and various species differ in whether they are active during the night or day. Most species, but n... More »

Some examples of diurnal animals are humans, birds, pet dogs and cats, squirrels, elephants, gorillas, hawks, butterflies and honeybees. All of these animals are considered diurnal because they are mainly active during t... More »

The house mouse, a common pest animal throughout the world, is primarily nocturnal, but mice are a broad group of animals and various species differ in whether they are active during the night or day. Most species, but n... More »

Rats are primarily nocturnal although a major exception is the brown rat, which is active during both day and night. "Rat" is a general term applied to many members of different rodent families. In scientific terms, rats... More »

Most desert animals are nocturnal because it allows them to avoid extreme heat during the day. Some predators are nocturnal because their prey is active at night. More »