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An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more.
Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India.
Cows can detect odors up to five miles away.
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living.
Fish swimming at depths of 15,000 feet (almost 3 miles down!) can withstand a pressure of 7,000 pounds per square inch. They are able to live in these crushing depths by pumping gas into their swim bladder.
Humans and cows have the same gestation period, which is about nine months.
In 2002, dogs have killed more people in the U.S. than the Great White shark has killed in the past 100 years.
Kangaroos are native of Australia.
Most hamsters blink one eye at a time.
On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk.
Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting.
Snake is a delicacy in China.
Spider Monkeys are very good climbers and are usually found in groups of around 30, often broken up into smaller sub-groups of around 3 or 4.
The Australian Brown Snake's venom is so powerful that only 1/14,000th of on ounce is needed to kill a human being.
The faster kangaroos hop, the less energy they use.
The guanaco of South America, a cousin of the camel, has pads on its feet to keep its feet from burning on desert sand or freezing in mountain snow.
The only predator that polar bears have are humans.
The Spider Monkey offspring are dependent on their mothers for the first 2 to 3 years, with the females giving birth every 3 to 4 years.
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.
There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimeters long when it is born.
When threatened, the horned toad shoots blood from it's eyes.
Young kangaroos are called joeys.
A cheetah can run 76 kilometers per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's really fast! The fastest human beings runs only about 30 kilometers per hour (18 miles per hour).
A slug has four noses.
Bloodhounds have been used since the 1600's for tracking criminals.
Flying fish actually glide on wind currents above the surface of the water, sometimes up to 20 feet above the surface.
Killer Whales are the only sea animal that outranks the Tiger Shark as top predator of the sea.
Porpoises and dolphins communicate with each other by squeaking, growling, moaning, and whistling.
The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet.
There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.
A horse will respond to your emotions/feelings mainly because they are very sensitive animals. Example: if you are angry / frustrated the horse will be frustrated also. But if you are happy and smiling the horse should be good in your lesson or ride.
An owl's eyes are bigger than its brain.
Dogs sweat only through their tongues.
In the 1800's cats were used to deliver mail. In 1879, in Belgium 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages, however they found that the cats were not disciplined enough to do this.
Only male crickets can chirp.
Squirrel Monkeys tails are only partly prehensile.
The largest member of the dolphin family is called an orca or killer whale.
There are about 40 species or kinds of porpoises and dolphins.
A cheetah does not roar like a lion - it purrs like a cat (meow).
A group of crows is called a murder.
A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes.
An elephant's trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water.
Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog.
Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure.
Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow.
In Colorado, there are about 83,000 dairy cows.
Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.
One way to tell the age of a fish is by looking at its scales. They have growth rings just like trees. These are called circuli. Clusters of them are called annuli. Each annuli show one year.
Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans.
Squirrel Monkeys are the most common monkey in South-America.
The black-necked cobra, which lives mostly in Africa, spits its venom into the eyes of its victim, to cause it blindness.
The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds.
The smallest cat is the Singapore and weighs only 4 pounds.
The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons.
There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away.
Chimpanzees use tools more than any other animal except man.
Frogs live on all continents except Antarctica.
Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat.
Scallops swim with jet-propelled speed by clapping its shell open and shut.
The dog with the largest ears in the world is a Basset Hound named Mr. Jeffries. The dog's ears are 11.5 inches longs, and are insured for $47,800.
The smallest species of bears is called sun or Malayan bears.
Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Alaskan brown bears, world's largest meat-eating animals that live on land, can weigh as much as 1,700 pounds (771 kilograms)
Colobus monkeys have a long, black fur coat with a white stripe running down the sides of their backs to their tails.
Groups of Snow Monkeys are primarily formed by adult females, there are roughly three time the number of adult females than there are adult males and young.
Most animals don’t eat moss. It’s hard to digest, and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up with lots of moss.
Sea snakes are the most poisonous snakes in the world.
The elephant is the national animal of Thailand.
The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose.
When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet.
A female donkey's milk is closest to human milk.
All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st.
Cows can sleep standing up.
If a horse rests it head on your shoulder it means the horse trusts you.
Most snakes have six rows of teeth.
Snake venom is ninety percent protein.

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