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Animals Facts

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Animals Facts
The faster kangaroos hop, the less energy they use.
The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice.
When you hold your hand out to a horse and the horse comes over and blows out warm air onto the palm of your hand it normally means that the horse wants to be friends with you.
A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a day.
A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring.
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph.
Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.
Male zebras are called stallions. Zebras usually travel in herds.
Salamanders breath through their skin.
The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body!
The smallest frog is the "Brazilian baby frog", which is smaller than a dime.
Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day.
Adult male giraffes bang their long necks together in a form of ritual fighting, during which no harm is done to either giraffe.
Colobus monkey’s bushy tails, which often exceeds the length of their bodies.
Giraffes have black tongues.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
Sea horses pull themselves around with their chins leading them.
The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds.
The snapping shrimp, only 1 1/2 inches long, makes a noise with its one big claw, which sounds exactly like a firecracker.
When an octopus gets angry, it shoots a stream of black "ink".
A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
A starfish doesn't have a brain.
Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
Foxes sometimes nip at the heals of cattle so the stomping of the cattle makes mice and other rodents come out of the ground, for the fox to eat.
Male bears are called boars.
Salamanders are known to come out of wood when it was burning inside a fireplace, this is because Salamanders hibernate in wood.
The blue whale, the largest animal to have ever existed, is 96 feet long and weights 125 tons. This is as much as 4 large dinosaurs (Brontosauri), 23 elephants, 230 cows or 1800 men.
The smallest fish in the world are the pygmy goby and the Luzon goby, from the Philippines, which are only one-half-inch long when they are full grown.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog.
Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older.
In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.
Octopuses have 3 hearts.
Some wild tigers can eat up to 40 pounds of meat at a time, and not eat again for several days.
The grizzly bear can run as fast as the average horse!!
The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
You would have to milk 260 cows for an entire year to fill a space shuttle's external fuel tank with 529,000 gallons of milk.
A full grown horse's intestines are approximately 89 feet long.
An adult lion's roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away.
Cows have four-chambered stomachs.
In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone.
Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.
Some frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and continue living.
The female lion does more than 90% of the hunting while the male simply prefers to rest.
The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe.
You can lead a cow up a stairwell but not down a stairwell.
A full grown giraffe's neck can weigh as much as 500 pounds.
An adult giraffe's kick is so powerful that it can decapitate a lion.
Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day.
If you were to remove the scent receptors from a dog's nose and lay them out flat, they would cover an area greater than the dog itself.
No two zebras have stripes that are exactly alike.
Some fish have eyes that are the same size as their stomach!
The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour.
The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world.
Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state.
A Giant squid's eye can be as big as a basketball.
An African adult elephant eats about six hundred pounds of food a day; that’s four percent of the elephant’s body weight!
Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day.
In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer.
Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.
Some frogs can pull their eyes into their throat and help push food down!
The fire-bellied toad has a bright red belly that it displays to predators as a defense mechanism. It is also a warning that the toad's skin is poisonous.
The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees Celsius.
You may have heard someone say, "It’s raining cats and dogs." There have been actual documented cases from all over the world of fish, frogs, dead birds, snakes, snails, beetles, worms and jellyfish raining down from the sky in great numbers, but no reports of showers of cats or dogs.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
An okapi's tongue can grow to be 17 inches long.
Dogs can't see colors. They're color blind.
In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood.
Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.
Squirrel Monkeys move through trees by leaping.
The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound.
The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.
A female seahorse lets her husband store her babies inside his stomach!
Alligators cannot move backwards.
Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw.
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.
Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent.
Some animals produce their own lights, called bioluminescence. The Brazilian railroad worm has a red light on its head and green lights down its side. All it needs to drive on the street is a turn signal.
The fastest dog, the greyhound, can reach speeds of upto 41.7 miles per hour.
The stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut!
Whether an alligator is a male or female is determined by the temperature of the nest where the egg is hatched – 90 to 93 degrees will make it a male; 82 to 86 degrees will turn it into a female.

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