Animal Facts

Animal Facts

There are 503 Animal Facts!

  • 41
    Cuban rescue workers use sniffer rabbits to find people in collapsed buildings.
  • 42
    Worker bees must visit around 4,000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.
  • 43
    Using a remote-controlled camera, biologists caught dolphins getting high by sucking on puffer fish. They were even caught passing the puffer fish around.
  • 44
    Dogs turn in circles before lying down because in the wild this turns long grass into a bed.
  • 45
    Squirrels will sometimes adopt orphaned baby squirrels that they’re related to.
  • 46
    When dragonflies mate, their tails form a love heart.
  • 47
    Ants tend to survive in a microwave because they find the coolest spot and wait!
  • 48
    Urechis unicinctus is a species of marine spoon worm that is widely referred to as the ‘penis fish’.
  • 49
    Dolphins sometimes have fun by blowing bubbles and creating rings of air underwater, which they then swim through.
  • 50
    The Savannah is the largest domestic cat breed. It resembles a small leopard and behaves like a dog. They can grow up to 40 lbs, have an eight foot vertical jump, and can be trained to walk on a leash and play fetch.
  • 51
    The Pudu deer is the world’s smallest deer. They live in bamboo thickets to hide from predators, and can weigh up to 12 kilograms .
  • 52
    The two oldest cats on record lived to 38 and 34 years old, both were owned by the same owner and lived off a diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee.
  • 53
    Measuring in at barely 2" long, the Pygmy Jerboa looks like a cross between a mouse and a duckling - and is extremely cute!
  • 54
    The world’s largest frog, the Goliath frog, can grow over 13 inches in length and can jump up to 10 feet in a single bound.
  • 55
    Sheep, goats, octopuses, and toads have rectangular pupils.
  • 56
    There's a rare breed of pig that looks like a sheep.
  • 57
    A scorpion can hold its breath for up to 6 days.
  • 58
    A zoo in China gave a gay penguin couple the opportunity to raise a chick.
  • 59
    Nervous dogs wag their tails to the left, and happy dogs to the right (from the dog’s point of view) – and fellow canines pick up on this lop-sided tail language.
  • 60
    Crows living in some urban areas drop nuts into traffic to let the passing cars crush them, then they wait for the red lights to stop the traffic so they can grab and eat it.
  • 61
    Cows as they are today never existed in the wild and were domesticated from aurochs some 10,500 years ago.
  • 62
    The reindeer is the only mammal that can see UV light.
  • 63
    There’s a bonobo named Kanzi who has learned to build a campfire and cook his own food.
  • 64
    George, the world's largest dog, weighed 233 pounds, stood at 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder, and ate 180 pounds of food a month.
  • 65
    Dolphins can rapidly heal from extreme injuries, such as shark bites, and regenerate their original body shape.
  • 66
    Baby rabbits are called kittens.
  • 67
    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!
  • 68
    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!
  • 69
    Christmas Island has bridges for crabs to stop them getting run over during the mass migration.
  • 70
    Cats are one of the only animals to domesticate themselves and approach humans on their own terms.
  • 71
    The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell."
  • 72
    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.
  • 73
    The most expensive dog in the world is the Tibetan Mastiff; worth $1.5 million.
  • 74
    There's a lizard known as the 'Jesus Lizard' that can run across water.
  • 75
    Cats recognise the voice of their owner, but never evolved to care.
  • 76
    The male seahorse carries babies and 'gives birth' to them instead of the female.
  • 77
    The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat which still exists today.
  • 78
    15% of snails survive digestion by birds and are found alive in their droppings, potentially leading to the spread of snail populations.
  • 79
    A fall of 30 feet can be survived by most cats.
  • 80
    The Platypus used to be considered a myth like Bigfoot and the Yeti.