Animal Facts

Animal Facts

There are 503 Animal Facts!

  • 81
    Dogs can make about 100 different facial expressions.
  • 82
    Jaguars frequently get high by eating hallucinogenic roots, which also increases their senses for hunting.
  • 83
    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.
  • 84
    A group of ferrets is called a business.
  • 85
    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.
  • 86
    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."
  • 87
    Rats 'laugh' when they are tickled.
  • 88
    Penguins have a gland above their eye that turns saltwater into freshwater.
  • 89
    The elephant shrew’s closest relative isn’t a shrew — it’s actually an elephant
  • 90
    When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.
  • 91
    When cats are happy, they may squeeze their eyes shut.
  • 92
    The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
  • 93
    The Angora rabbit is the world's fluffiest bunny, bred for its extremely long wool.
  • 94
    A newborn Chinese water deer is so small, it can (almost) be held in the palm of a hand.
  • 95
    Earthworms are 82% protein, rich in Omega 3, and pair well with cumin and curry. They reportedly taste like bacon.
  • 96
    There is a tiger named Kenny who is the only known tiger to have downs syndrome.
  • 97
    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!
  • 98
    A koi fish, named "Hanako", was owned by several individuals over many years and lived to be 226 years old, dying in 1977.
  • 99
    The colossal squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • 100
    Giant otters grow to almost 6 foot and hunt in packs.
  • 101
    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."
  • 102
    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).
  • 103
    If an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
  • 104
    A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  • 105
    The most expensive cow in the world was sold in 2009 for $1.2 million.
  • 106
    A group of kittens is called a "kindle".
  • 107
    The pea aphid insect explodes itself thereby sacrificing its life to protect its relatives from predators.
  • 108
    Titanoboa was the largest snake that ever lived.
  • 109
    The station master and operating officer at the Kishi Station, Japan, is a cat!
  • 110
    When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a whole herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
  • 111
    Freddie Mercury held parties with midgets carrying around trays of cocaine.
  • 112
    Camels and llamas can cross breed. The offspring is called a ‘Cama’.
  • 113
    Sharks have been on the planet longer than trees.
  • 114
    When a male gentoo penguin "falls in love" with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.
  • 115
    Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
  • 116
    The Jewel Wasp injects a drug into a cockroach’s brain, turns it into a zombie, rides it like a horse back to its burrow, and then lets its hatched larvae feed on the cockroaches body from the inside.
  • 117
    Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know they are at work. When you take it off they instantly become playful and energetic.
  • 118
    A new born kangaroo is small enough to fit in a spoon!
  • 119
    Sloths only poop once a week. The event is called 'the poo dance' because they wiggle their butts.
  • 120
    Honeypot ants are a unique insect that use their own bodies as living storage pots of honey.