1. The feathery flightless ostrich’s muscular legs are powerful enough to kill man and lion alike.
3. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
4. All clownfish are born male, and will only change sex to become a dominant female.
5. Honeybees have tiny hairs on their eyes to help them collect pollen.
6. A desert locust swarm can be 460 square miles in size and can consume 423 million pounds of plants in a single day.
7. All polar bears are left-handed, or rather, left-pawed.
8. Baby giraffes can stand within half an hour of birth.
9. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
10. Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when sleeping so they don’t drift apart.
11. Rats laugh when they are tickled and during playtime
12. Just like zebras, no two tigers have the exact same stripes.
13. When anacondas mate, several competing males can form a ball around a female in a ritual that can last up to a month.
15. Alligators have been around for 150 million years.
16. Gentoo penguins use a pebble to propose to their girlfriends.
17. The name “jaguar” comes from a Native American word meaning “he who kills with one leap”.
18. Named for its miraculous abilities, the Amazon’s ‘Jesus Christ lizard’ can run over water.
19. Cows have very complex friendships, and when they are isolated from their companions, they experience separation anxiety.
20. Galapagos tortoises sleep for 16 hours a day and can go a year without food or water.
21. Anteaters eat 35,000 ants a day.
Source: Global Animal