Animal Facts

Animal Facts

There are 503 Animal Facts!

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    The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
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    The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
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    The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
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    The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
  • 285
    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
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    The penis of a barnacle may reach up to 20 times its body size!
  • 287
    The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!
  • 288
    The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly.
  • 289
    The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
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  • 290
    The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers!
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  • 291
    The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.
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    The octopus' testicles are located in its head.
  • 293
    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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    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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    The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.
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    The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away!
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    The lungfish can live out of water for three years in a state of suspended animation.
  • 298
    The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years!
  • 299
    The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute!
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    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • 301
    The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick.
  • 302
    The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  • 303
    The first two years of a dog's life are equal to 24 human years.
  • 304
    The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • 305
    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.
  • 306
    The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns!
  • 307
    The energy of a discharge of an electric eel could start 50 cars.
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    The elephant is one of the few mammals that can't jump!
  • 309
    The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
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    The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
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    The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!
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    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
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    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!
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  • 314
    The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep.
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    The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years!
  • 316
    The average housefly weighs 10 to 15 millionths of a pound.
  • 317
    The average housefly lives only two weeks.
  • 318
    The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.
  • 319
    The average 1 1/4 lb. lobster is 7 to 9 years old.
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    The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.