Amazing Facts about Animals

Amazing Facts about animals are here for your astonishment.

• Did you know - The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!

• A Cat can run about 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today - it is too lazy!

• A Cheetah can run 76 kilometers per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's really fast! The fastest human beings run only about 30 kilometers per hour (18 miles per hour).

• A Cheetah does not roar like a lion. It purrs like a cat (meow).

• A Zipper joins two pieces of material together. A zipper is used everywhere, on clothing, pencil cases, boots and suitcases, wallets and a zillion other things. Everyone thinks it was Whitcomb Judson who invented the zipper but it was really Elias Howe. Elias was so busy inventing the sewing machine that he didn't get around to selling his zipper invention which he called a
clothing closure.

• Did you know Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIES?

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• The original name for the Butterfly was flutterby!

• Bears whose brown fur is tipped with lighter-colored hairs are called grizzly bears. The smallest specie of bear is called sun or Malayan bear. Male bears are called boars. Bears are native to the continents of North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Alaskan brown bears, world's largest meat-eating animals that live on land, can weigh as much as 1,700 pounds (771 kilograms)

• The largest Frog in the world is called Goliath frog. Frogs start their lives as eggs often laid in or near fresh water. Frogs live on all continents except Antarctica. Frogs belong to a group of animals called amphibians.

• No two zebras have stripes that are exactly alike. Zebra’s enemies include hyenas, wild dogs and lions. Male zebras are called stallions. Zebras usually travel in herds.

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• There are more than 50 different kinds of Kangaroos. Kangaroos are native of Australia. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. Young kangaroos are called joeys.

• How do Reindeers survive in the extreme cold? Most animals don’t eat moss. It’s hard to digest, and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up with lots of moss. Why? The moss contains a special chemical that helps reindeer keep their body fluids warm. When the reindeer make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region, the chemical keeps them from freezing—much as antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in winter

• Few scientists believe that the earth began billions of years ago as a huge ball of swirling dust and gases. If you dig in your backyard, don’t worry about running into the earth’s core. You’d have to dig a hole 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) deep!

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• Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

• A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

• A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.

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• A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

• About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

• A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

• A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.

• A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

• A zebra is white with black stripes.

• Porpoises and dolphins communicate with each other by squeaking, growling, moaning and whistling. Porpoises and dolphins are mammals. There are about 40 species or kinds of porpoises and dolphins. Most porpoises and dolphins navigate by using echolocation. The largest member of the dolphin family is called an orca or killer whale.

• The hippopotamus gives birth under water and nurses its young in the river as well, though the young hippos do come up periodically for air.

• A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

• The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons.

• The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.

• The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

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