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Interesting Facts about Animals

Animals flooded our planet. They are everywhere: some are in the deepest hollows of the ocean, while others fly over the highest points of the Earth. There are others that have never been on the ground and did not see the sun. And of course some of them live with us :) Nature is diverse.

But do we know much about our smaller friends? What secrets do they have? What interesting facts about animals we did not learn at school? 

I believe that our article “Interesting Facts about Animals” will give you not only interesting, useful and sometimes even funny information but also it helps you in learning English.

So, let’s start! 

A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

A pig can’t look up into the sky.

A horse and a rat can’t vomit.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

A crocodile cannot chew and can’t even move its tongue.

Ostriches can run faster than horses and can roar like lions.

A sloth takes two weeks to digest its food.

A shark and a ray are the only animals that don’t get cancer.

A gorilla sleeps fourteen hours per day

A skunk can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.

A dog has better eyesight than a human, but not so colorful.

North American oysters make pearls of zero value.

A human birth control pill works on gorilla.

There is a biological reserve for golden toads because they are rare.

The female lion does 90% of the hunting.

The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are 1 in 79 billion.

Cats have scent glands in their faces.

A rat can be without water longer than a camel can

Cats sleep up to 18 hours a day, but they often wake up to check that their environment is still safe.

A beetle tastes like an apple, a wasp like a pine nut, and a worm like fried bacon.

A cockroach can live several weeks without its head.

An elephant is the only one of mammal that can’t jump.

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

More people are killed from bees than from snakes.

A camel has 3 eyelids for protection from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes helps it to see all four feet at all the time!

A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head

Some worms eat themselves when they can’t find food.

A dolphin sleeps with one eye open.

The longest flight of a chicken was 13 seconds.

A slug has 4 noses.

A giraffe cleans its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its own brain.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

A completely blind chameleon can still take on the colors of its environment

A butterfly can taste with its feet.

A polar bear is left-handed.

A cow can has regional accents.

A cat can make a black bear to climb a tree.

A polar bear can win the fight with a lion.

A bull is color blind.

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Jellyfish likes salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population

A group of twelve or more cows is called “a flink”.

A group of kangaroos is “a mob”.

A group of owls is “a parliament”.

A group of ravens is “a murder”.

A group of bears is “a sleuth”.

A baby oyster is “a spat”.

A male rabbit is called “bucks”, a female is “does”.

You can check the sex of a horse by its teeth. A male has 40, female – 36

An elephant can be pregnant to 2 years.

The Poison Arrow frog can kill 2,200 people.

An Emu can’t walk backwards.

A chicken can’t swallow while it is upside down.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

A mule can’t sink in quicksand but a donkey can.

A penguin is the only bird that can leap into the air.

A Pig can run a mile in 7.5 minutes.

A cat has lived with us for only 7,000 years

A squid has 10 tentacles.

If a horned toad is angry, it can squirt blood from its eyes.

A scallop has 35 blue eyes.

There is only one dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue – it is the chow.

A zebra can’t see the color orange.

You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

A gorilla can catch human colds.

A newborn Chinese water deer can fit in the palm of the hand.

A lion in the wild makes no more than 20 kills a year.

A crocodile’s digestive juices can digest a steel nail

Half the pigs in the world are in China.

A deer has no gall bladders.

There are over 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

Bats are the only mammal that can fly, but can’t walk.

A tarantula spider can live more than 2 years without food.

If you lift a Kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.

If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale.

An alligator can live up to 100 years.

One elephant teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.

A housefly hums in the key of F.

There are 50 million monkeys in India

During World War II, Americans trained bats to drop bombs.

The flamingo eats only when its head is down.

An ant never sleeps. Also it doesn’t have lungs.

A cow has four stomachs.

An anteater is 6 feet long, but its mouth is only an inch wide.

A herd of 60 cows can produce more than a ton of milk a day.

There is a butterfly in Africa which poison can kill six cats.

A black panther is really a black leopard.

A tiger has striped skin like their fur.

A hippo can run faster than a human.

There are 8 different kinds of tree kangaroos.

The starfish has no brains

A woodpecker pecks 20 times per second.

An elephant weighs less than the tongue of a blue whale.

A moth has no stomach.

An elephant can smell water from 3 miles away.

The stone fish is the most poisonous fish in the world.

A killer whale is not a whale at all, it is a species of dolphin.

A whale’s heart beats 9 times a minute.

An elephant is covered with hair.

A firefly is the only creatures that give off light without generating heat.

A hummingbird beats their wings 60 to 80 times per second.

A dog has lived with as for over 14,000 years

An elephant drinks 200 liters of water per day.

A squirrel cannot see the color red.

A chicken lays about 260 eggs per year.

A starving mouse can eat its own tail.

A butterfly has 12,000 eyes.

In the Caribbean there is oyster that can climb trees.

A giraffe has no vocal cords.

The Starfish has 8 eyes – 1 at the end of each leg.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in one night.

A cat can hear ultrasound.

The tuna fish can swim 40 miles a day.

An owl cannot turn its eyes

A penguin can jump 6 feet out of water.

A blue whale has large enough aortas for a human to crawl through.

A polar bear is largest land predator.

A butterfly can only see the colors red, green and yellow.

There is only one pink bottlenose dolphin. It is on an inland lake in Louisiana, USA.

A Snake cannot blink.

A frog doesn’t drink water. It absorbs water through its skin.

 A crocodile has brains no larger than a cigar.

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