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Animals Facts
A cat can run about 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up.
A giraffe's heart weighs an incredible 24 pounds.
A kangaroo can jump 45 feet!
An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period.
At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
Dinosaurs probably lived to be between 75 to 300 years of age. Scientists figured this out from looking at the structure of their bones.
Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000!
In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water.
In the United States, every year about 15 people die from dog bites.
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day.
Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green.
Spider Monkeys have hook-like fingers, but no thumb, and the tip of their tail can support the weight of their entire body.
Starfish have eight eyes - one at the end of each leg.
The hippopotamus gives birth under water and nurses its young in the river as well, though the young hippos do come up periodically for air.
The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.
The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.
There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world.
Zanzibar is the only place where you will find the Kirk's Red Colobus monkey.
A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.
A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon.
Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals."
Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.
It costs an average of $5,000 to raise a dog to ten years old.
Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest.
Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake.
The mandrill baboon has a red nose, blue cheeks, and an orange beard!
There are no snakes in New Zealand.
A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.
A newly hatched fish is called a "fry."
Bears are native to the continents of North America, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed.
It's not only zebra's fur that is striped, their skin is also striped.
Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour.
Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners of their eyes.
The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water.
There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft.
A goldfish can live up to 40 years.
A lion feeds once every three to four days.
All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.
An elephant's tooth can weight as much as three kilograms.
At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.
Horses have stomachs also and they need to eat. Horses should be fed two times a day.
In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years.
Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.
One out of four American households own a cat.
Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human.
Skunks can shoot their bad-smelling spray only about two yards, but you can smell it up to two and a half miles away.
Spider Monkeys will use all five appendages; arms, legs and tail, to scramble through trees.
Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk.
The emperor penguin is playful, and often times lies on its chest and side to slide along the ice and snow.
The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults.
The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away.
The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore.
The wild panda's diet consist 99% of bamboo.
There are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos.
When the reindeer make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region, the chemical keeps them from freezing—much as antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in winter.
Zebras enemies include hyenas, wild dogs, and lions.
98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet.
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds.
Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther.
Starfish can have up to 16 arms!
The lung fish can live out of water for as long as four years!
There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands.
A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.
A rabbit's teeth never stop growing.
Bears whose brown fur is tipped with lighter-colored hairs are called grizzly bears .
Fish have gel-slime on their bodies that protects them from parasites.
Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.
Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away.
The 14-foot-long narwhal is a whale whose tooth can reach up to eight feet long!
The moss contains a special chemical that helps reindeer keep their body fluids warm.
There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand.
25% of cat owners blow dry the cat's hair after giving it a bath.
A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.
Animals with some of the longest lives are the Marion’s tortoise (152 years), the fin whale (116 years) and the deep-sea clam (100 years).
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada.
Only one mammal can't jump -- the elephant.
Squirrels can't remember where they hide half of their nuts.
The leatherback is the biggest sea turtle, and it can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds.
There are almost 60 million dogs in the United States.
A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats.
A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
All polar bears are left handed.

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