Here is a list of all the interesting animal facts which you didn’t know. These facts will amaze you, and you will find that there is a lot of stuff related to different animals which is very interesting.
Interesting Facts About Animals:
Penguins can convert salt water into freshwater.
Fishes were there even before the dinosaurs.
Goldfish lose their colour if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water.
Octopus have 3 hearts.
Kangaroos have 3 vaginas.
For every human, there are 200 million insects.
Dogs can make approximately 100 different facial expressions.
The head of a jellyfish is called the ‘Bell’.
The average hen lays 228 eggs a year.
Cats spend 66% of their life asleep.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
Hippopotamuses are born underwater.
Female lions complete 90% of the hunting in their herd.
Flies always launch backwards for a quick getaway.
Birds need gravity to Swallow.
The average porcupine has 30,000 spikes.
Frogs can swallow with their eyes open.
The stomach acids found in a snake’s stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair.
A lobster’s blood is colourless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.
It’s physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.
Bulls can run faster uphill than down.
Until they are about a year old, baby blue whales gain an incredible weight of 91 Kg each day.
A cat’s urine glows under a blacklight.
duck eggs are the largest eggs in the world.
If you were to shave a tiger’s fur, its skins would still have stripes.
Elephant’s tusks are the longest teeth in the world.
A camel’s hump doesn’t store water at all, it stores fat.
Sharks lose teeth each week.
The sloth is the world’s slowest mammal, so lazy that algae grow on its furry coat.
The world’s smallest cockroach is only 3 mm long.
Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any 24 hours. They may sleep up to 2 hours (in spurts – not all at once), but this is rare.
Koalas sleep an average of 22 hours a day (and your mother thought you slept a lot).
The low-frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature.
At 15 inches, the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the planet.
Seahorse can see in 2 different directions at the same time.
Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air.
An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
A tiger’s tail can be up to one-third of its total body length.
Fish can taste with their fins and tail as well as their mouth.
Tigers move both legs on the same side of the body simultaneously when they walk.
A duck`s quack doesn`t echo. No one knows why.
Female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
The world’s smallest winged insect, the Tanzanian parasitic wasp, is smaller than the eye of a housefly.
The grey whale migrates 12,500 miles from the Arctic to Mexico and back every year.
Though dragonflies possess 6 legs like any other insect, they cannot walk.
The largest dinosaur ever discovered was Seismosaurus who was over 100 feet long and weighed up to 80 tonnes.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
A skunk can spray its stinky scent more than 10 feet.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot tall child inside.
An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Cats can produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only produce about ten.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Lobsters and Jellyfish are biologically immortal, they can live forever.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and prey.
The hippopotamus kill more humans annually than lions, crocodiles, or snakes.
The cuddly animal koala bear, as it is often called, is not a bear at all, it’s a marsupial! It sleeps for up to 18 hours a day.
Elephants use their trunks to help them stay cool. First, they squirt a trunkful of cool water over their bodies. They often follow that with a sprinkling of dust or mud to create a protective sunscreen of dirt on their skin.
All tigers have similar markings on their forehead, which resembles the Chinese symbol Wang, meaning king.
Over the course of her life, a female tiger will give birth to an approximately equal number of male and female cubs.
A cockroach can survive for about a week without its head before dying of starvation.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
A hummingbird’s heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute.
Reindeer’s hairs are hollow inside like a tube.
Dragonflies have 6 legs but can’t walk.
White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf.
The smallest dog is the Chihuahua.
Keeping cats can increase the chances of mental illness and cause suicidal behaviour in women.
In 2005, a sheep in turkey committed suicide by jumping off a cliff and 1500 sheep followed.
Tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food.
African elephants only have 4 teeth.
Crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper.
The mouth of a jellyfish is also its anus.
To take care of their herds, powerful male dolphins occasionally rape weaker males.
Giraffes can’t yawn.
A snail can sleep continuously for 3 years.
Hamsters are colour blind.
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