Animal Facts

Animal Facts

There are 483 Animal Facts!

11 days ago
After octopuses breed, they develop dementia. They then live the rest of their lives in this confused, seemingly lost state, with apparently no knowledge of previous events.
12 days ago
Sloths can swim three times faster than they can move on land. They can also hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
14 days ago
After being in captivity for 23 years, the orca from Free Willy, Keiko, was set free in 2002. Weeks later, he appeared at a Norwegian fjord apparently seeking human contact and even gave rides to children on his back.
15 days ago
About 60 million years ago, there was a species of turtle that was so large and had such powerful jaws that it could have devoured a crocodile.
16 days ago
A hippo sleeping underwater automatically rises to the surface every ~4 minutes and breathes without waking.
25 days ago
Dogs sometimes fake being sick to get attention.
1 month ago
When Koko, the gorilla famous for knowing sign language, was asked where gorillas go after death, she responded by signing “Comfortable hole, bye.”
1 month ago
It has been estimated that a bite from a grizzly bear can crush a bowling ball.
1 month ago
The Tree Lobster, once thought to be extinct, is an insect that can grow to the size of a human hand, and it can only be found on a small island of rock that is Ball's Pyramid, Australia.
1 month ago
When Washoe, the first chimp to use sign language, was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY."
2 months ago
Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world - they have even been known to rescue other animals, such as trapped dogs.
2 months ago
Whales and dolphins can't taste anything other than salt.
2 months ago
Some farmers in Kenya are using elephants' natural fear of bees and building "beehive fences" that keep wild elephants from trampling the crops. It keeps the farms safe, and prevents farmers from having to kill elephants to defend their livelihood!
2 months ago
In 2011, a male tiger in India adopted a litter of orphaned cubs, taking on the role of ‘mother’. Wildlife officials say such behavior had never been observed before.
2 months ago
Ralph, the world's largest bunny, weighs 55 pounds and eats $90 worth of food a week.
2 months ago
There is a sea snail that wears a suit of iron plated armor. It is the only known animal to use iron sulphide as skeletal material.
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