Animal Fun Facts
Read and see whether you did know these facts or not. Here are 50+ interesting facts about animals. In this post, we’re sharing unbelievable animal facts that are actually true. These amazing facts about animals and birds can change your way of looking at them.
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1. Slugs have four noses.
Slugs have four noses. A product of nepotism. I’ve only one. Badi na insafee hai.
2. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
I’ve it somewhere else. I love distributed computing.
3. A snail can sleep for three years.
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4. The fingertips of Koala are very similar to humans.
Mr. Koala please stay away from the crime scene. Don’t interfere with the evidence.
5. A rhinoceros's horn is made up of hairs.
Strange! Isn’t it?
6. Sloths take two weeks to digest food.
Sloths are so lazy that they take at least two weeks to digest food. So, finally, the worthy opponent.
7. Did you know, how much milk does a cow produces in its lifetime?
A cow produces about 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime!
8. Did you know, the ostrich eye is five times bigger than the human eye?
Did you know, the ostrich eye is five times bigger than the human eye? Their eye size measured to be 5 centimetres in diameter from front to back, approximately, the size of a billiard ball.
9. Did you know, an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?
10. Did you know, Frogs cannot vomit?
If a frog eats something toxic, it can’t eject its stomach contents. Instead, the frog throws up its entire stomach. This is called full gastric eversion, and it’s a little like dumping out your pockets. Source: How Stuff Works
11. Mantis shrimps are the hardest punchers in the world.
Mantis shrimp might just be the best boxers in the world. They smash apart shellfish with oversized, teardrop-shaped forelimbs that can snap out with more acceleration than a .22 caliber bullet — one “punch” can deliver over 1,500 Newtons of force. It’s enough to shatter aquarium glass and even dismember the mantis shrimp’s prey. Source: Discover Magazine
12. Wild chimps are Palm Wine drinkers.
The wild chimps use sponges made of crushed leaves to drink palm wine.
In the Bossou area of Guinea, where this research took place, some local people harvest “palm wine” from the trees – tapping them at the crown, and gathering the sap in plastic containers, which they collect in the mornings and evenings.
Researchers working in the area had already witnessed chimpanzees climbing the trees – often in groups – and drinking the naturally fermented palm sap. Source: BBC
13. No two tigers have the same stripes.
Like human fingerprints, their stripe patterns are unique to each individual.
14. Did you know, grizzly bears have the strongest bite on the earth?
They have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
15. Cats don't meow each other.
Yes! Your whole life has been a lie. Do you want to know why? Keep reading.
They developed this meow language just to communicate with humans. Kittens use meows to gain their parent’s attention for food but once they grow up, they don’t meow other than to humans.
16. Flamingos are grey or white, they're not what they look. They're not pink, actually!
It is said that “you are what you eat”. They get this reddish-pink pigment from the algae and invertebrates that they eat. It’s all about the food they eat.
17. Flamingoes filters shrimps with beaks.
Flamingoes filter shrimps with their special beaks and tongues. They take water in their beak and later use beaks and tongues to filter out the tiny brine shrimps.
19. Red-eyed tree frogs can hatch early.
Red-eyed treefrogs can hatch early to escape from attacks by egg predators and pathogens, or in response to abiotic threats.
20. Cats Can't Taste Sweetness.
They don’t have taste buds for sweetness. That’s because one of the two genes necessary to make the sweetness receptor got permanently switched off millions of years ago.
21. Did you know the birds are immune to the burn of hot peppers?
The birds are biologically unable to register the effects of capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers feel “hot” in your mouth—they don’t feel the burn.
22. Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep.
23. Toucans can live up to 20 years.
25. Rats laugh when tickled.
According to the study, When Ishiyama and Brecht tickled rats, the animals produced noises and other joyful responses. During the tickling, the authors observed nerve cell activity in deep layers of the somatosensory cortex corresponding to the animals’ trunks.
Furthermore, microstimulation of this brain region evoked the same behavior. Just as in humans, the mood could modulate this neuronal activity. Anxiety-inducing situations suppressed the cells’ firing, and the animal could no longer be tickled.
27. An octopus has three hearts...
An octopus has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood. Two hearts pump blood to the gills, while a third circulates it to the rest of the body. The nervous system includes a central brain and a large ganglion at the base of each arm which controls movement.
28. Frogs don't have external ears, like us!
Facts about Frogs. Frogs do not have external ears like us. They’ve eardrums on the outside of their heads.
30. Otters are great swimmers.
Facts about Otters. They have a powerful, somewhat flattened tail perfect for propelling themselves through the water. They have webbing between their toes as well.
31. Snakes don't have eyelids. They always keep their eyes open.
32. Crickets have ears on their front legs.
33. Aardvarks can hear and smell termites and ants.
34. Parrots Eat With Their Feet.
35. Parrots taste with the tops of their beaks!
Parrots have 300-400 taste buds whereas Humans have about 10,000. Parrots have taste glands at the back of their throats but most of their taste buds are located on the roofs of their mouths.
36. Parrot Feathers Contain Antibacterial Pigments.
The brilliant red, orange, and yellow colours of parrot feathers are the product of psittacofulvine’s, which are synthetic pigments known only from parrots. Recent evidence suggests that some pigments in bird feathers function not just as color generators, but also preserve plumage integrity by increasing the resistance of feather keratin to bacterial degradation.
37. Puck, the Guinness World Record holder knew more than 1,728 words!
Puck, the Guinness World Record holder knew more than 1,728 words! The bird with the largest vocabulary was a budgerigar, Puck, owned by Camille Jordan of Petaluma, California, USA, who knew an estimated 1728 words before its death in 1994.
38. Songbirds and parrots are the two groups of birds able to learn and mimic human speech.
39. Elephants Do Forget, but They're Not Dumb.
Elephants have the largest brain nearly 11 pounds on average of any mammal that ever walked the earth. “an elephant never forgets” is a generalization that’s not true all the time because all elephants forget things from time to time. However, scientists have proven that elephants do have incredible memories.
40. Did you know crocodiles swallow stones for swimming?
Alligators fill their bellies with small rocks as a way to stay underwater for longer periods of time, according to a recent study in the journal Integrative Organismal Biology. Study abstracts that Many vertebrates ingest stones, but the function of this behavior is not fully understood. We tested the hypothesis that lithophagy increases the duration of voluntary dives in juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
After the ingestion of granite stones equivalent to 2.5% of body weight, the average duration of dives increased by 88%, and the maximum duration increased by 117%. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that gastroliths serve to increase specific gravity, and that the animals compensate by increasing lung volume, thereby diving with larger stores of pulmonary oxygen.
Source: Lithophagy Prolongs Voluntary Dives in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) T J Uriona, M Lyon, C G Farmer, OUP
41. Did you know that the Alligators and Crocodiles are not the same?
Did you know that the Alligators and Crocodiles are not the same? Alligators have wider, U-shaped snouts, while crocodile front ends are more pointed and V-shaped.
Crocodiles are different from alligators in this sense, where both upper and lower jaws of a crocodile are the same size, exposing their teeth as they interlock, creating the look of a toothy grin.
42. Did you know Crocodiles are very fast swimmers?
They can swim up to 20 mph (32 kph) and run up to 11 mph (17.6 kph). Also, they can hold their breath underwater for around one hour.
43. Did you know, female lions do 85-90 percent of the pride hunting?
Lions go on the hunt for food mostly from dusk till dawn. Female lions do 85-90 percent of the pride hunting, while the male lions patrol the territory and protect the pride.
44. Did you know, the world's oldest domestic cat (pet cat) dates back to 9500 years approximately.
The earliest archaeological evidence for domestic cats has been found in Cyprus and dates back approximately 9,500 years.
45. Did you know it is found that Stick-toting puffins use tools?
Stick-toting puffins offer the first evidence of tool use in seabirds. Puffins (Fratercula arctica) had never been seen using tools. In fact, no seabird had. Source: Evidence of tool use in a seabird –
46. Did you know that some sharks glow in the dark?
The phenomenon is known as biofluorescence. And it’s what’s responsible for the bright green glow of two species of shark — the swell shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum) and the chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer) — as they swim through the ocean’s depths.
47. Did you know, tigers can grow up to a length of 11 feet and weigh up to 300 kilograms when fully developed?
48. Did you know there are about 400 million+ dogs in the entire world?
49. Some snails have hairy shells.
50. Humpback whales use bubbles to hunt.
In the summer, southeastern Alaska’s waters teem with humpback whales that have migrated north to feed on herring and other fish. One of their most fascinating behaviors is bubble-net feeding, a complex and coordinated tactic for capturing much fish at once.