Fun Facts About Animals

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You are at the right place if you are searching for the most informative list of animal facts!

Here are some of the best animal fun & interesting facts!

1. Usually, a lion in the wild makes no more than twenty kills a year.

2. A Chinese newborn water deer is so small that it can be held almost in the palm of the hand.

3. Gorillas can catch human diseases and colds.

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4. Male Ostriches can roar like lions as well as both male and female Ostriches can run faster than horses.

5. The lioness does 90% of the hunting.

6. The smallest dog in the world was a Yorkshire Terrier that weighed just four ounces.

7. Dolphins, whales, water snakes, crocodiles, turtles, alligators, and other water going animals will drown if held undersea for too long.

8. Farmers in China hold approximately half of the world’s pigs.

9. On average, while not as colourful, dogs have better eyesight than humans.

10. Deer don’t have gall bladders.

11. In green areas, there are on average 50,000 spiders per acre.

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12. Snakes are carnivores, meaning that they eat mostly small creatures ones like insects, birds, frogs and other small mammals.

13. Dogs have approximately 1,700 taste buds.

14. A bat’s leg bones are so small that of the 1,200 bats species, only two can walk on the ground. These are the Burrowing Bat and the Vampire Bat.

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15. Many male songbirds sing over 2000 times a day.

16. Elephants, humpback whales and human females are the only mammals to experience menopause.

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17. Blue-eyed lemurs are the only one of two (non-human) primates to have blue eyes.

18. A tarantula spider can live without food for more than 2 years.

19. When you raise the tail of a kangaroo off the ground it can’t jump – they’re using their tails for balance.

20. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it is going to get pale.

21. Cows can sleep standing up, however, they can only dream lying down.

22. The Fox weighs 14 pounds on average.

23. The red fox’s scientific name is Vulpes Vulpes.

24. Typically, alligators live between 30 and 50 years.

25. A single tooth of an elephant can weigh up to 9 pounds.

26. The turkey is one of North America’s most famous birds.

27. American soldiers attempted to train bats to drop bombs during World War II.

28. The scientific name for a grey wolf is Canis Lupus Lupus.

29. Move your thumb into their eyeballs to break the grasp of a crocodile’s jaw — it will let you go instantly.

30. When given in combination with hand signals or gestures, it is much easier for dogs to learn the spoken commands.

31. Only a small amount of alcohol on a scorpion can cause it to go mad and sting itself to death.

32. Male rabbits are called “bucks” whereas females are called “does.”.

33. The flamingo can only eat when its head is topsy-turvy.

34. Animals produce 30 times as much waste as humans, which is 1.4 billion tons per annum.

35. Ants never fall asleep. They still don’t have the lungs.

36. Owls are usually alone, but when seen together, the group is called a “Parliament“.

37. Within a single day, only one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas to fill about 400 litres of bottles.

38. Pear and apple seeds contain arsenic, which is potentially toxic to dogs.

39. Cows have one large stomach, which is divided into four compartments to move through the different digestive stages.

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40. An anteater is almost 6 feet long, and its mouth is only one inch wide.

41. Weighing as much as thirty lions, the blue whale is as big as three Greyhound buses.

42. A herd of sixty cows will produce a ton of milk in under a day.

43. A grasshopper can jump twenty times the length of their own body.

44. Baby kangaroos are just about one inch long at birth-no bigger than a large water bug or a queen bee.

45. A human being can detect the smell of a skunk a mile away.

46. In Africa, there is a butterfly with enough poison in its body to kill 6 cats.

47. Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.

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48. In reality, a black panther is a black leopard.

49. The first honey bees appeared about 30 to 40 million years ago.

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50. The world’s stupidest dog is afghan hounds.

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