There are millions of animals in the world. Each animal has a unique quality, which makes them stand out. They also do so many interesting things.
They have unique physical abilities and ways of thriving. There are many things we don’t know about animals. Here are some interesting facts below:
Interesting Fact #1
Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.
Interesting Fact #2
Humpback whales share mating songs throughout their population. They even have their own popular music.
Interesting Fact #3
Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.
Interesting Fact #4
Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
Interesting Fact #5
Tigers can reach a length of up to 11 feet and weigh as much as 660 pounds.
Interesting Fact #6
Some sharks remain on the move for their entire lives. This forces water over their gills, delivering oxygen to the blood stream. If the shark stops moving then it will suffocate and die.
Interesting Fact #7
When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.
Interesting Fact #8
Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and set aside room for their toilet.
Interesting Fact #9
Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.
Interesting Fact #10
At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
Interesting Fact #11
The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it is enough to kill a person 150 times over.
Interesting Fact #12
One species of jellyfish can revert back to its child stage after becoming sexually mature, effectively making it immortal.
Interesting Fact #13
Fish communicate with each other by rasping their teeth to make sounds in their throat, or by using their swim bladder to create sounds.
Interesting Fact #14
Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils, which allow them to watch over their broad, flat grazing area for predators.
Interesting Fact #15
Despite their powerful tails and fierce bites, crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues-the appendages are stuck to the inside of their mouths.
Interesting Fact #16
Young queen angelfish sometimes groom other fish and remove unwanted parasites, an honor not usually offered to royalty.
Interesting Fact #17
The Yorkshire terrier, a favorite breed of dog named for Yorkshire, England, were originally put to work hunting rats in factories.
Interesting Fact #18
A python can swallow a rabbit whole and may eat as many as 150 mice in a six-month period.
Interesting Fact #19
The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in seventeenth-century England. During heavy rainstorms, many homeless animals would drown and float down the streets, giving the appearance that it had actually rained cats and dogs.
Interesting Fact #20
Only half of a dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. The other awake half makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.
Interesting Fact #21
Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.
Interesting Fact #22
An elephant’s trunk has around 15,000 muscles. 200 litres of water is drunk from it per day.
Interesting Fact #23
Flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main sources of food.
Interesting Fact #24
Even though a polar bears average body temperature is 37°C; they don’t give off any detectable heat, so they won’t show up in infrared photographs.
Interesting Fact #25
A chicken with red ear lobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white ear lobes will produce white eggs.
Interesting Fact #26
There are over 2700 types of snakes in the world and they live in deserts, forests, oceans, streams, lakes.
Interesting Fact #27
Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.
Interesting Fact #28
There are approximately 450 million goats around the world.
Interesting Fact #29
There is a shark called ‘goblin shark’ which has only been seen around 50 times since its discovery in 1897.
Interesting Fact #30
Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
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