50 Amazing Facts about Animals : I


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A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

A bear can run up to 30 mph.

A Candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel.

A chameleon’s tongue is as longer than its body.

A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

A full grown giraffe’s neck can weigh up to 500 pounds.

A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.

A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot child inside.

A hippopotamus can stay under water for up to 30 minutes.

A jellyfish is 95% water.

A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.

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

A newborn giant panda is only the size of a stick of butter.

A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

A platypus remains blind for 11 weeks after birth.

A rat can fall from a 5 story house without injury.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

A scallop has 35 blue eyes.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

A snail’s reproductive organs are in its head.

A whale’s penis is called a dork.

A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.

All oysters are born males but may change from gender to gender.

All polar bears are left handed.

America owns 55 million dogs and 60 million cats.

An adult blue whale’s heart beats around 6 times per minute.

An adult lion’s roar can be heard from up to 5 miles away.

An annoyed camel will spit at a person.

An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Armadillos have four babies at the same time, and they are always the same sex.

Armadillos, opossums and sloths spend up to 80 percent of their lives sleeping.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Beavers can hold their breath underwater for 45 minutes.

By some unknown means, an iguana can end its own life.

Camels have three eyelids.

Cats do not have a collarbone, so they can fit through any opening the size of their head.

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.

Dairy cows can produce 25-30 gallons of saliva every day.

Despite man’s fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.

Detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies.

Dolphins are the only other animals besides humans that get pleasure out of sex. They are also the only other animals that have sex for reasons other than reproduction.

Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

 

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