Animals

  1. A bear has 42 teeth
  2. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain
  3. Rabbits like licorice
  4. Reindeer like bananas
  5. The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds
  6. Birds need gravity to swallow
  7. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  8. Cats spend 66% of their life asleep
  9. Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs
  10. Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
  11. African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  12. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  13. Elephants sleep between 4 – 5 hours in 24 period
  14. It’s possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down
  15. Frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open
  16. Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump
  17. Frogs don’t drink (they absorb water through their skin)
  18. Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards
  19. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head
  20. Dragonflies have 6 legs but can’t walk
  21. A crocodile can’t move its tongue
  22. Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal
  23. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  24. Cows don’t have upper front teeth
  25. An octopus pupil is rectangular
  26. Cats can’t move their jaw sideways
  27. Its physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky
  28. A group of frogs is called an army
  29. A group of rhinos is called a crash
  30. A group of kangaroos is called a mob
  31. A group of whales is called a pod
  32. A group of geese is called a gaggle
  33. A group of owls is called a parliament
  34. The only animals that purr are cats
  35. White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf
  36. Cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length
  37. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels
  38. A crocodile can’t stick out its tongue
  39. Only female mosquitoes bite
  40. Hummingbirds can’t walk
  41. Owls can’t move their eyes from side to side
  42. Flamingos can bend their knees backwards
  43. Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning
  44. More people die from falling coconuts then from shark attacks
  45. Gorillas sleep 14 hours a day
  46. The lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years
  47. The stomach acids found in a snakes stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair
  48. There are more chickens than people
  49. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes
  50. Emus can’t walk backwards
  51. The average hen lays 228 eggs a year
  52. More people are allergic to cows milk than any other food
  53. More people are killed from bees than snakes
  54. The life span of a house fly is between 10 to 25 days
  55. A dolphins top speed is 60kmh (37mph)
  56. A sharks top speed is 70kmh (44mph)
  57. There are 70 million sheep in New Zealand (with 4 million people)
  58. Sharks are immune to all known diseases
  59. African elephants only have 4 teeth
  60. 1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year
  61. It takes 1 alligator to make a pair of shoes and 3 for a pair of boots
  62. A flea can jump 350 times its body length
  63. A honeybee’s top speed is 24kph (15mph)
  64. Horses have 18 more bones than humans
  65. A cheetahs top speed is 114kph (70mph)
  66. Horses sleep standing up
  67. Bats are the only mammals that fly
  68. A snail can sleep for 3 years
  69. Tigers have striped skin as well as fur
  70. Crocodiles are colour blind
  71. A chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body
  72. Dogs sweat through the pads on their feet
  73. Hippopotamuses are born under water
  74. Whales can’t swim backwards
  75. Camels are born without humps
  76. The average porcupine has 30,000 spikes
  77. Tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food
  78. Crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river
  79. There are more insects in the world than all other animals combined
  80. Giraffes can’t swim
  81. Crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper
  82. An elephant’s trunk can hold over 5 litres of water
  83. Bull’s can run faster uphill than down
  84. A moth has no stomach
  85. Grasshoppers have white blood
  86. It takes 4 hours to hardboil an ostrich egg
  87. You have fewer muscles than a caterpillar
  88. Giraffes have no vocal cords
  89. Most birds eat twice their body weight each day
  90. Armadillos can walk underwater
  91. The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers
  92. The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract it’s claws
  93. Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their necks
  94. Dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away
  95. Flamingos can only eat when their head is upside down
  96. The fingerprints of koala bear are indistinguishable to that of a human
  97. Porcupines float in water
  98. There are a million ants for every person on Earth
  99. Coconuts kill over 150 people each year (more than sharks)
  100. Giraffes has the highest blood pressure of any animal
  101. India has over 50 million monkeys
  102. Your foot is the most common body part bitten by insects
  103. A squid has 10 tentacles
  104. You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than any other
  105. More people are killed by hippopotamuses then by lions, elephants and water buffalos combined
  106. A woodpeckers tongue can wrap around its head twice
  107. Snakes can’t blink
  108. Ants don’t like baby powder (talcum powder)
  109. A rat can tread water for 3 days
  110. Dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout
  111. Sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km (2.5miles) away
  112. Flamingoes can live up to 80 years
  113. The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica
  114. Sharks never stop moving even when they sleep or rest
  115. Greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed
  116. When 2 zebras stand side by side they usually face each other in opposite directions to keep an eye out for predators
  117. Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music
  118. Elephants communicate in sound waves below the frequency that humans can hear
  119. Giant tortoises can live in captivity longer than any other animal
  120. Snakes can’t bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise)
  121. A blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating
  122. Gorillas can’t swim
  123. House cats have 18 claws
  124. Giraffes can’t cough
  125. Deer don’t like hay
  126. There are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos
  127. A platypus can eat its weight in worms every day
  128. Fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle
  129. Mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes
  130. Only 4 out of 20,000 species of bees produce honey
  131. March 14 is ‘save a spider day’
  132. There are over 4,300 known species of ladybugs
  133. Butterflies taste with their back feet
  134. Bees have 4 wings
  135. 60 cows can produce a ton of milk each day
  136. Police dogs are trained to respond to commands in foreign languages usually German or Hungarian)
  137. Jellyfish don’t have a brain
  138. Ferrets sleep between 18 – 20 hours a day
  139. A group of foxes is called a skulk
  140. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
  141. A King Cobra is the biggest of all poisonous snakes and can grow to over 4 metres (13 feet) long
  142. Lions in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year
  143. A male baboon can kill a leopard
  144. Rhinoceros have 3 toes on each foot
  145. A shrimp has 5 pairs of legs
  146. Elephants can run up to 40kmh (25mph)
  147. Baby rattlesnakes are born in August and September
  148. Most snakes have 1 lung
  149. Camels have 3 eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
  150. The night vision of tigers is 6 times better than humans
  151. In Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions
  152. Out of the 250+ known species of shark only 18 are known to be dangerous to man
  153. An ostrich can outrun a horse
  154. Ostriches can live up to 75 years old
  155. Sheep won’t drink from running water
  156. Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground
  157. Wild cobras can live up to 20 years old
  158. The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk a day
  159. A blue whale can weigh as much as 30 elephants and as long as 3 large tour buses
  160. The greyhound is the fastest dog and can reach speeds of up to 72kph (45mph)
  161. The fastest fish in the sea is the swordfish and can reach up to speeds of 108kph (68mph, 59knots)
  162. Female condors lays a single egg once every 2 years
  163. Hippopotamuses have skin 3.8cm (1.5in) thick
  164. An arrow frog has enough poison to kill over 2,200 people
  165. Whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals
  166. Penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere primarily in Antarctica (excluding zoos above the equator)
  167. Toads only eat moving prey
  168. When born, a baby giraffe is 1.8m (6ft) tall
  169. A bear in hibernation loses up to 25% of its body weight
  170. Pandas spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo
  171. Crocodiles continually grow new sets of teeth to replace old ones
  172. The skeleton of an African elephant accounts for about 15% of its body weight
  173. There are over 1,600 known species of starfishes
  174. There are over 320 species of parrots
  175. There are over 40,000 muscles tendons in an elephant’s trunk
  176. There are over 690 known species of bats
  177. There are over 130 species of owl
  178. A garfish has green bones
  179. A camel can shut its nostrils during a desert sandstorm
  180. A cat can keep purring while inhaling and exhaling
  181. A fox litter is 10 to 15 pups
  182. The spikes of a newborn hedgehog begin to appear within 24 hours
  183. Camels can drink 94 litres (25 gallons) of water in less than 3 minutes
  184. You can smell a skunk 1.6km (1 mile) away
  185. Drumsticks contain the least amount of meat on a chicken
  186. A dragonfly can fly at 40kph (25mph)
  187. A queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day
  188. Ants can lift 50 times their own weight
  189. It takes 110 silkworm cocoons to make an average tie
  190. Queen termites can live up to 50 years
  191. Most spiders have transparent blood
  192. Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles
  193. The fastest insect is the Australian dragon fly (its top speed is 57 km/h (35mp/h))
  194. Honey bees kill more people each year than snakes
  195. There are over 100,000 different species of butterflies
  196. There are over 80,000 different species of ants
  197. It takes 5 years for an oyster to produce a medium sized pearl
  198. Moths have white blood
  199. Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years
  200. Only pregnant females polar bears hibernate
  201. Polar bears are strictly carnivores
  202. Some dinosaurs had tails over 13m (45 feet) long
  203. The average age of a polar bear in the wild is 17 years
  204. The tallest mammal is the giraffe
  205. Warthogs can reach speeds of 48km/h (29mph)
  206. Warthogs live for 15 years
  207. When baby polar bear cubs are born they cannot see or hear for their first month
  208. Less than 20% of shark attacks are fatal
  209. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time
  210. A chameleon’s tongue is twice as long as its body
  211. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in tall
  212. A woodpecker can peck 20 times a second
  213. Catfish have over 100,000 taste buds
  214. Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet
  215. No two spider webs are the same
  216. Worker ants may live for 7 years and the queen up to 15
  217. The study of insects is called entomology
  218. The average life span of a mosquito is 2 weeks
  219. There are over 900 species of bats
  220. After bananas a zoo gorilla’s favorite food is celery
  221. The African Rock Python can survive 2 years without eating
  222. Gatophobia is the fear of cats
  223. Helminthophobia is the fear of worms
  224. Herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles
  225. Hippophobia is the fear of horses
  226. Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish
  227. Melissophobia is the fear of bees
  228. Myrmecophobia is the fear of ants
  229. Ornithophobia is the fear of birds
  230. Zoophobia is the fear of animals
  231. A lion feeds once every 3 to 4 days
  232. Lions can’t roar until the age of 2
  233. All owls lay white eggs
  234. All snakes are carnivorous
  235. The tentacles of the giant arctic jellyfish can reach 36.6 meters (120 feet)
  236. Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h (43mp/h) in 3 seconds
  237. The oldest cockroach fossils are over 280 million years old

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