Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    There’s a rare breed of chicken called Ayam Cemani that’s completely black. They have black plumage, legs, nails, beak, and even black meat, bones, and a black tongue!
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    Rex the German Shepherd was a rescue dog with a bad temper. He refused to be fed by humans and would attack strangers, but he’s a changed dog after falling in love with Geraldine the goose!
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    Christmas Island has bridges for crabs to stop them getting run over during the mass migration.
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    Cats are one of the only animals to domesticate themselves and approach humans on their own terms.
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    The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell."
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    The Pistol Shrimp can snap its claws together to create a sound of 218 decibels, louder than as supersonic jet at full speed. It only lasts for 1 millisecond. The snapping action also creates a bubble that is greater than 5000 Kelvin, close to the surface temperature of the sun.
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    The most expensive dog in the world is the Tibetan Mastiff; worth $1.5 million.
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    There's a lizard known as the 'Jesus Lizard' that can run across water.
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    Cats recognise the voice of their owner, but never evolved to care.
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    The male seahorse carries babies and 'gives birth' to them instead of the female.
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    The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat which still exists today.
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    15% of snails survive digestion by birds and are found alive in their droppings, potentially leading to the spread of snail populations.
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    A fall of 30 feet can be survived by most cats.
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    The Platypus used to be considered a myth like Bigfoot and the Yeti.
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    Dogs can make about 100 different facial expressions.
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    Jaguars frequently get high by eating hallucinogenic roots, which also increases their senses for hunting.
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    A banana slug can be 6-8 inches and their erect penis can be just as long. Also, their penises emerge from their heads. After sex, banana slugs eat each others penises.
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    A group of ferrets is called a business.
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    If a vampire bat goes 2 days without drinking blood, they can die. However, well fed female bats will puke up blood and share it with other bats that they like in exchange for grooming.
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    Once the Queen is deemed unfit to serve due to old age or disease, worker bees cluster tightly around her body until she dies from overheating, a process known as "cuddle death."
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    Rats 'laugh' when they are tickled.
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    Penguins have a gland above their eye that turns saltwater into freshwater.
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    The elephant shrew’s closest relative isn’t a shrew — it’s actually an elephant
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    When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.
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    When cats are happy, they may squeeze their eyes shut.
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    The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
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    The Angora rabbit is the world's fluffiest bunny, bred for its extremely long wool.
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    A newborn Chinese water deer is so small, it can (almost) be held in the palm of a hand.
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    Earthworms are 82% protein, rich in Omega 3, and pair well with cumin and curry. They reportedly taste like bacon.
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    There is a tiger named Kenny who is the only known tiger to have downs syndrome.
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    Queen ants have one of the longest life-spans of any known insect - typically up to 30 years. Western harvester ant queens can live up to 40 years!
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    A koi fish, named "Hanako", was owned by several individuals over many years and lived to be 226 years old, dying in 1977.
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    The colossal squid has the largest eyes in the world.
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    Giant otters grow to almost 6 foot and hunt in packs.
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    A parrot named Alex was subject of a 30-year experiment. His last words to his caretaker were: "You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you."
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    The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago).
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    If an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
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    A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
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    The most expensive cow in the world was sold in 2009 for $1.2 million.
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    A group of kittens is called a "kindle".
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