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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

21 Weird and Interesting Facts About Animals!

1. The feathery flightless ostrich’s muscular legs are powerful enough to kill man and lion alike.

2. Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life.
Photo Credit: George Grall
Photo Credit: George Grall

3. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
African elephants can differentiate between gender and ethnicity based on human voices. (ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL SCIENCE/WILDLIFE)
Photo credit: Reuben Goldberg

4.  All clownfish are born male, and will only change sex to become a dominant female.
Photo Credit: sciencelakes.com
Photo Credit: sciencelakes.com

5. Honeybees have tiny hairs on their eyes to help them collect pollen.
New research suggests pesticides are linked to the recent population decline in honeybees. Photo Credit: Eric Lowenbach, Flickr
Photo Credit: Eric Lowenbach, Flickr

6.  A desert locust swarm can be 460 square miles in size and can consume 423 million pounds of plants in a single day.
Photo Credit: intentblog.com
Photo Credit: intentblog.com

7. All polar bears are left-handed, or rather, left-pawed.
This family polar bears descended from the brown bear. Photo Credit: Reuters
Photo Credit: Reuters

8. Baby giraffes can stand within half an hour of birth.
Photo credit: MMOABC.com
Photo credit: MMOABC.com

9. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
Photo credit: Lasse Jakobsen and Coen Elemans
Photo credit: Lasse Jakobsen and Coen Elemans

10. Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when sleeping so they don’t drift apart.
Photo credit: mindluge via flickr
Photo credit: mindluge via flickr

11. Rats laugh when they are tickled and during playtime
Photo credit: pestmall.com
Photo credit: pestmall.com

12.  Just like zebras, no two tigers have the exact same stripes.
Photo Credit: PA
Photo Credit: PA

13. When anacondas mate, several competing males can form a ball around a female in a ritual that can last up to a month.
The green anaconda is native to South America but has started breeding in Florida.
Photo Credit: National Geographic

14. Butterflies taste with their feet.
Extinct in 1975, these butterflies were reintroduced in 2000. Photo Credit: Emma Daniel/PA
Photo Credit: Emma Daniel/PA

15.  Alligators have been around for 150 million years.
A fully grown pet alligator was discovered during a drug bust near Chicago. Photo credit: Steve Lewis
Photo credit: Steve Lewis

16. Gentoo penguins use a pebble to propose to their girlfriends.
Photo Credit: king-anima.blogspot.com
Photo Credit: king-anima.blogspot.com

17. The name “jaguar” comes from a Native American word meaning “he who kills with one leap”.
Help save the jaguar's habitat! Photo credit: Care2
Photo credit: Care2

18. Named for its miraculous abilities, the Amazon’s ‘Jesus Christ lizard’ can run over water.
Photo Credit: bobbyrica.com
Photo Credit: bobbyrica.com

19. Cows have very complex friendships, and when they are isolated from their companions, they experience separation anxiety.
Livestock emit 16 percent of the world’s annual production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Fanch Galivel
Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Fanch Galivel

20. Galapagos tortoises sleep for 16 hours a day and can go a year without food or water.
Photo Credit: animals.nationalgeographic.com
Photo Credit: animals.nationalgeographic.com

21. Anteaters eat 35,000 ants a day.
A newborn baby Giant Anteater rides on the back of his mom, Evita, at the San Francisco Zoo in California. Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Source: Global Animal


  1. Oh wow!!!! This is highly educative and interesting. Thank you C.J

  2. Nice facts but the pictures are not loading except on pc


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