Animal Facts

Interesting Animal Facts

An anteater is nearly 6 feet long, yet its mouth is only an inch wide.

A moth has no stomach.

The most poisonous fish in the world is the stone fish.

The average chicken lays about 260 eggs per year.

After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

National Dance Like A Chicken Day falls on 14th May every year.

An adult lion’s roar is so loud; it can be heard up to five miles away.

Scientists had to go 45 million years back in history to find the elephant’s oldest ancestor.

There’s a spider in Brazil whose bites can cause an erection that lasts for hours!

Pikachu is a mouse type Pokémon.

Both male and female caribou grow antlers.

The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.

Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.

Female polar bears normally start having baby cubs at the age of four or five.

A ducks quack does echo, it’s just almost impossible to hear.

There are almost 60 million dogs in the United States.

A starving mouse will eat its own tail.

Tigers have striped skin as well as their fur.

A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.

A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.

Goats and sheep are seasonal breeders.

Taurophobia is the fear of bulls.

Hippo’s sweat is pink.

Baby whales can gain up to 200 pounds per day.

Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors.

There are 3,000 kinds of lice in the world.

Frogs don’t drink water. They absorb water through their skin.

Dalmatians are completely white at birth.

A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food a day.

There is no record of a human being attacked by a healthy wolf.

Dolphins can eat up to 30 pounds of fish a day.

A group of whales is called a pod.

The female goat is called a “doe” or “nanny”.

The life of a housefly is only 14 days.

An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.

A cheetahs lifespan is up to 12 years in the wild.

The breeding age for male goats is between 8-10 months.

Squirrels cannot see the color red.

The fear of animals is called zoophobia.

Hippos can run faster than humans!

Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs.

Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.

We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp.

Ferrets sleep around 20 hours a day.

Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water!

China has the most goats in the world, they have over 170 Million.

In 2006, 253 fish-species were listed as critically endangered.

Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish.

Tiger Day is the last Sunday in September.

The male goat is called a “buck” or “billy”.

Snakes do not blink.

Bumblebees have hair on their eyes.

We share 70% of our DNA with a slug.

Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.

Deer have no gall bladders.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

Hippos attract mates by urinating and defecating.

A herd of unicorns is called a blessing.

Suriphobia is the fear of mice.

The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.

Rooster is simply a male chicken.

A beaver’s teeth never stop growing.

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders.

When giraffes age, their fur darkens.

A black panther is really a black leopard.

A housefly hums in the key of F.

All dolphins have a different whistle.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Alligators can live up to 100 years.

Apiphobia is the fear of bees.

Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.

A baby goat is called a “kid”.

A group of owls is called a parliament.

Starfish don’t die of old age.

Deer can’t eat hay.

Horses can’t vomit.

Crocodiles eat stones.

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