Amazing Facts » Unbelievable Animal Facts

Unbelievable animal facts that leave you awe-struck

Be prepared to be awe-struck and spell-bound by these unbelievable facts about animals. Nature, truly, is amazing.

1. The mountain goat have amazing climbing abilities that leave other animals, including most humans, far behind. They inhabit many of North America's most spectacular mountainous environments, and live at elevations of up to 4,000 meters.

The mountain goat

Image courtesy: oddee.com

2. Have you seen the laziest animal in the world? The two-toed sloth are so lazy and inactive that they even have algae growing on their body.

two-toed sloth

Image courtesy: topxbestlist.com

3. Turritopsis dohrnii, is known as the immortal jellyfish, which can theoretically live forever because it is capable of reverting to a sexually immature, colonial stage after reaching sexual maturity as an individual.

Turritopsis dohrnii

Image courtesy: bbc.com

4. A species of frog named Panamanian Golden Frog does not have ears: they listen with the help of their lungs.

Panamanian Golden Frog

Image courtesy: yesiknowthat.com

5. Can survival mechanisms evolve to this stage? Opossums can emit a protein that can effectively neutralize almost all poisons that enter their body.

Opossums

Image courtesy: distractify.com

6. Sea cucumbers have the amazing ability to change their tissue structure into liquid form, and then back again.

Sea cucumbers

Image courtesy: japantimes.co.jp

7. The Alaskan wood frog can freeze solid and stop breathing and bounce back to life once winter ends. Their blood is antifreeze-like with help from cryoprotectants, which are substances circulating in their blood that lower the freezing point of their body fluids.

The Alaskan wood frog

8. If you go into the desert in the middle of the night, and switch on an ultraviolet (UV) light, under the beam, you will see scorpions glow a vibrant blue-green!

scorpions glow a vibrant blue-green

Image courtesy: blogs.discovermagazine.com

9. An octopus is a truly amazing animal. It has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood. Two hearts do the task of pumping blood to the gills, while a third one circulates it to the rest of the body. The nine brains: one central brain and a large ganglion at the base of each arm to control movement. Their blood contains the copper-rich protein hemocyanin that gives the blue colour, and it is more efficient than hemoglobin for transporting oxygen at very low temperatures and low concentrations.

octopus

Image courtesy: theterramarproject.org

10. Sea otters are truly brotherly. They hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

Sea otters

Image courtesy: boredpanda.com

11. Squirrels have great altruistic feelings. They will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned.

Squirrels

Image courtesy: boredpanda.com

12. Talk about complex communication systems! Before chicks hatch, they are able to communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds!

chicks hatch

13. See the frighteningly beautiful shot of the Australian Peacock Spider.

Australian Peacock Spider

Image courtesy: oddee.com

14. The Tardigrade, also known as the water bear, is the most incredible animal in the entire world. It is an extremophile. They live in extreme environments in terms of temperature, pressure, toxicity and radiation.

The Tardigrade

Image courtesy: oddee.com


International Short Story Writing Contest for School Children