100 Animal Facts

Every animal has a unique design and characteristics that make them what they are. They all have different methods to thrive and survive on this planet. Some thrive in extreme freezing conditions such as the record-breaking wood frog that can survive frozen completely into ice for nearly 7 months in -14.6°C, including temperatures as low as -18°C. Or the Sahara desert Ant which easily walks around in temperatures above 50°C making it the most heat-tolerant species that walks the earth. Researching animals is very exciting and interesting for this reason. And that’s why we have accumulated 100 facts about them for you to read! 

 

 

1. A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a human.

2. As Rhinos horns are in fact made of the softest material which is hair.

3. Wood Frogs are able to revive after months of being completely frozen into ice. They can survive in temperatures below (-18°c).

4. Cats don’t meow to communicate with each other, they meow to communicate with their humans.

5. A single elephant tooth can weigh 9 pounds.

6. If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow another.

7. A Whale’s heart only beats nine times per minute.

8. Bumblebees have hairy eyes.

9. Dolphins call each other by names.

10. Squirrels adopt other baby squirrels if their parents have died or have abandoned them.

11. Sloths have the slowest metabolism as they take two weeks to digest their food.

12. Koala Bear fingerprints are so indistinguishable from humans that there have been a few cases where they have been confused at a crime scene.

13. Elephant babies suck their trunks like human babies suck their thumbs.

14. Camel kidneys and intestines absorb so much water that the camel’s urine comes out thick as syrup and its feces are as hard enough to be used as fire fuel.

15. Crows visit their aging parents even after they have left their nest.

16. Whitetail deers can sprint at speeds up to 30 miles per hour

17.  Raccoons wash their food before eating them.

18. A reindeer is the only animal that is able to change its eye color.

19.  Cows have different “Moo” accents.

20. Thanks to squirrels, more trees are grown because they forget where they buried their nuts.

21. You can hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroke its tummy.

22. A mole can dig a hole 300 feet long in just one night.

23. Cats can hear Ultrasound.

24. Bears can smell animals underwater.

25. Cat owners are 30{90af7b4e3b5f527de1a1a657f407547bf0ca92fba45a98eda0bd62a4be4fdc7e} less likely to suffer from a heart attack.

26. Shark corneas are being used for a human eye transplant.

27. An elephant can smell water 3 miles away.

28. All this time you thought the animal on the firefox icon was a fox but you were deceived, it is a red panda.

29. Snow Leopards surprisingly are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been an attack on humans by a Snow Leopard before.

30. A Lion’s roar can be heard 5 miles away.

31. A Lion’s mane turns darker as it gets older.

32. A Jumping Spider is known to be the cutest insect on the planet.

33. If a Shark loses its tooth by biting into its prey, the tooth can be replaced by another one within one day!

34. A baby Goat is called a “kid”.

35. Crocodiles eat stones to help with digestion.

36. Hippo sweat is red like blood and its milk is pink.

37. Lobsters are in fact immortal as they don’t die from age but they can, however, die from disease or attacks.

38. We share 70% of our DNA with slugs.

39. A tiger can see 6 times better at night than humans.

40. Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.

41. Before they are even born, tiger sharks eat their twin brothers and sisters.

42. A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food every day.

43. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

44. Cows have best friends and mourn when they have been separated.

45. The eye of an Ostrich is bigger than its brain.

46. Frogs can’t vomit, but if it really has to, it will vomit its entire stomach.

47. Horses can’t vomit. They also can’t breathe through their mouths.

48. African elephants only have 4 teeth to chew their food with.

49. A beaver’s teeth never stop growing.

50. Hyenas chew meat along with the bones with no problem.

51. Bumblebees are actually very friendly. You can stroke a bumblebee so long as you don’t make quick threatening movements.

52. If you thought you were a heavy sleeper, think again, because snails beat your record as they sleep over two years!

53. Turkeys can reproduce without a mate.

54. Snail Venom can treat chronic pain.

55. A giant squid’s food passes through its brain before it gets to its stomach.

56. An Australian White-throated snapping turtle can breathe through its rectum.

57. Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backward.

58. Goats, as well as octopuses, are the only animals with rectangular eyes.

59. Dolphins can eat up to 30 pounds of fish every day.

60. Cheetas were trained by man to hunt as long as 3000BC

61. Goblin sharks have only been seen 50 times since its first discovery in 1897.

62. Jellyfish evaporate in the sun as they are 98%water.

63. Hyenas eat feces from other animals.

64. There are no ants in Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica.

65. Some lions mate 50 times a day.

66. Giraffe fur darkens as they get older.

67. Owls have 14 vertebrae in their necks which enable them to rotate their heads more than 270 degrees.

68. Ostriches can’t walk backward.

69. Octopuses have three hearts.

70. Moose can feel something as small as a fly on its antlers.

71. A panda’s diet consists of bamboos alone. However, their bodies were designed to eat meat.

72. Seahorses don’t have a stomach.

73. Like cows, goats to have different accents.

74. Elephants warn each other when a human is nearby.

75. Owls have eye tubes. Not eyeballs.

76. Underneath the snow-white fur, the polar bear’s skin is black.

77. Warm weather causes turtles to be born as females.

78. Some barn owls divorce.

79. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.

80. Zebra stripes repel bugs,

81. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day.

82. A group of ferrets is called a “business”.

83. Octopuses have the ability to taste with their arms.

84. Giraffes have black tongues so that they don’t get sunburnt when they eat.

85. Female bats help by babysitting other bat’s babies.

86. Otters have the world’s thickest fur.

87. Snow leopards can’t roar.

88. A group of owls is called a parliament.

89. Alligators can live for up to 100 years.

90. Rats laugh when tickled.

91. Underneath the tiger’s fur, there are stripes on its skin too.

92. Chameleons and mudskippers can move their eyes in different directions at the same time.

93. Cows produce more milk when being talked to.

94. A wombat’s poop is cube-shaped.

95. Orcas have different languages.

96. Horned lizards squirt blood from their eyes.

97. Crocodiles can gallop.

98. A starving mouse will start eating its own tail.

99. Woodpeckers can peck 20 times per second.

100. Penguins go months without eating just to protect their young.

 

Thank you for reading. 

 

 

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