Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    There are some species of snails that are extremely venomous.
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  • 242
    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
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  • 243
    There are no penguins in the North Pole.
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  • 244
    There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
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  • 245
    There are more than one million animal species on Earth!
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  • 246
    There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world.
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  • 247
    The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!
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  • 248
    The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
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  • 249
    The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
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  • 250
    The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it can kill 150 people.
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  • 251
    The venom of a small scorpion is much more toxic than the venom of a large scorpion.
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  • 252
    The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used.
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  • 253
    The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee!
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  • 254
    The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!
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  • 255
    The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
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  • 256
    The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
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  • 257
    The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
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  • 258
    The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
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  • 259
    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
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  • 260
    The penis of a barnacle may reach up to 20 times its body size!
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  • 261
    The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!
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  • 262
    The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly.
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  • 263
    The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
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  • 264
    The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers!
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  • 265
    The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.
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  • 266
    The octopus' testicles are located in its head.
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  • 267
    The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
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  • 268
    The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.
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  • 269
    The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.
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  • 270
    The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away!
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  • 271
    The lungfish can live out of water for three years in a state of suspended animation.
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  • 272
    The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years!
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  • 273
    The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute!
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  • 274
    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
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  • 275
    The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick.
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  • 276
    The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
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  • 277
    The first two years of a dog's life are equal to 24 human years.
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  • 278
    The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
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  • 279
    The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon.
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    The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns!
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