Animal Facts

Animal Facts

There are 503 Animal Facts!

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    A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
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  • 162
    It has been scientifically proven that stroking a cat can lower one's blood pressure!
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  • 163
    Drivers kill more deer than hunters do.
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  • 164
    Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
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  • 165
    A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
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  • 166
    In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil.
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  • 167
    The oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years.
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  • 168
    Shark corneas are used in eye transplants and shark bone marrow can be used to graft human bones.
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  • 169
    We share 70% of our DNA with a slug.
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  • 170
    A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.
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  • 171
    Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
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  • 172
    Tigers can see 6 times better at night than humans.
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  • 173
    The sound of a tiger's roar can travel a distance of up to 2 miles (~3 km).
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  • 174
    A dairy cow can produce more milk when listening to music.
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    It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2,000 balloons.
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  • 176
    Vampire bats adopt orphans, and are one of the few mammals known to risk their own lives to share food with less fortunate roost-mates.
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  • 177
    Jellyfish as a species are actually older than dinosaurs and sharks.
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  • 178
    A 42-foot sperm whale has about 7 tons of oil in it.
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  • 179
    Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.
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  • 180
    An alligator can go through 2,000 to 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.
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  • 181
    Jumping fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than the space shuttle.
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  • 182
    Lobsters have blue blood.
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    The oldest known animal in the world was 'Ming' the 405 year old clam, discovered in 2007.
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  • 184
    Sharks, like other fish, have their reproductive organs in their chests.
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  • 185
    Alligator snapping turtles can live for over 150 years. Scientists know this because some of the turtles had musket balls in their stomachs.
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  • 186
    The octopus does not have a blind spot.
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  • 187
    The elephant brain weighs about 6,000g.
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  • 188
    The cat brain weighs about 30g.
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  • 189
    Cats and dogs can hear ultrasound.
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  • 190
    A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face. The tail area and paws also carry the cat's scent.
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  • 191
    The costliest cat ever is named Little Nicky, who cost his owner $50,000. He is a clone of an older cat.
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    One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
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  • 193
    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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    A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
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  • 195
    Dogs have been man's pet for over 14,000 years.
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  • 196
    Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.
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  • 197
    There are more chickens than people in the world.
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  • 198
    The world's oldest crow was 59 years old. Its name was Tataji.
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  • 199
    The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
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  • 200
    Cats have a weak sense of taste. They have only 473 tastebuds, humans have 9,000.