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Fun Animal Facts

Humans and animals are so different from one another, yet they are so similar. It is rather difficult to say what is it that we love the most in animals. Is it their looks or just that they are so cute. Is it the emotional reaction that they extract from us or is it their beautiful looks, or their natural innocence. Whatever it may be, these fun facts would sure bring a smile on your face.

  • A python is capable of swallowing an entire rabbit and can eat approximately 150 mice over a period of 6 months.
  • Fireflies are creatures that can light up without generating heat.
  • When a baby panda is born, its size is smaller than that of a full-grown mouse and it weighs about 4 ounces.
  • The eyes of a donkey are placed in positions such that it is able to see all his four legs at one time.
  • When a dolphin is asleep, only half of his brain shuts down, the other half is awake which helps the dolphin come up to the surface of the water for air.
  • The hippopotamus baby is born underwater.
  • Even if a chameleon is completely blind, he will change colors to adapt to his surroundings.
  • Researchers have claimed that dogs have around 1700 taste buds.
  • In one hour, a bat is capable of consuming 1000 insects.
  • Guess who get to sleep the most? Ferrets sleep for around 20 hours in a day.
  • From all the cheetah cubs that are born, only 5 to 10 percent of them make it to adulthood.
  • There are around 15,000 muscles in an elephant’s trunk through which it can consume approximately 200 liters of water.
  • When a mouse is starving, he will end up eating his own tail in absence of food.
  • The only animal that is capable of turning its stomach inside out is the starfish.
  • People consume goat’s milk more than any other milk-giving animal.
  • Alligators can move ahead, to the left, to the right but never can move backwards. They have to compulsorily turn around.
  • A butterfly has around 12,000 eyes.
  • When a hippopotamus sweats, the color of its sweat is pink.
  • There oysters in the Caribbean that can climb trees.
  • The swan is the most beautiful animal and it has approximately 25,000 feathers on its body.
  • A baby whale is up to 1/3rd of its mother’s length when in the womb.
  • There are no teeth in the upper jaw of a goat.
  • Turkeys have an excellent sense of taste but a very bad sense of smell.
  • The tuna fish is capable of swimming approximately 40 miles in one day.
  • Penguins can jump up to 6 feet when out of water.
  • The eyes of a bumblebee have hair grown on them.
  • The sense of smell is so strong in some dogs that they can even smell a dead body under the water.
  • When a duck quacks, the sound echoes. However, it is impossible to hear the echo.
  • Recently, they use shark corneas in human eye transplants.
  • The vision of a dog is much better in low lights.
  • Certain species of owls have extra special feathers to fly without making any noise.
  • The female polar bears start conceiving a bear cub just at the age of four or five.
  • A chicken that has white ear lobes produces white colored eggs, while a chicken with red ear lobes produces brown colored eggs.
  • The eyes of a squid can get as big as the size of a basketball.
  • When a dog gives birth to puppies, they are born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  • There are around 3,000 species of lice in the world.
  • The fastest swimmer is the sailfish that can swim at the rate of 109 km/h.
  • There is a dog that cannot bark. Its name is Basenji, and it is the only one species of dogs that is bark-less!
  • A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its inner mouth, hence it is unmovable.
  • The Irish deer was the largest deer to have existed, however it was extinct approximately 7,700 years ago.
  • According to the records, the longest an elephant ever lived was for 82 years.
  • Every cow that belongs from a different geographical region has a different accent of mooing.
  • The shape of pupils of a goat and octopus’ eyes is rectangular.
  • Crocodiles can consume stones.
  • The size of a crocodile’s brain is as big as a cigar.
  • The eyesight of tigers is six times stronger than that of humans at night.
  • A male gorilla is capable of consuming 40 pounds of food in one single day.
  • Once the mating season is over, all the female harp seals get together in a group to give birth to their babies.
  • The fur of a giraffe gets darker and darker as it grows old.
  • Every dolphin has a characterized different whistle from the other dolphins.
  • The number of bones in a human neck is similar to the number of bones found in the giraffe’s neck.
  • There is no visual difference in the physical appearance of a male and a female heron.
  • Frogs cannot swallow until they blink.
  • Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica do not have any traces of ants.
  • Jellyfishes are made up of 98% of water; hence, they can just evaporate in the sun.

These are some amazing and extraordinary facts about animals that will leave you surprised. Visit out archives regularly as learning about animal facts is great fun.

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