Friday, 11 April 2014

15 Animal Fun Facts

From National Geographic, Reader's Digest, and the Fact Site.

  1. Starfish have eight eyes – one at the end of each leg.
  2. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest crocodilians on Earth. They are excellent swimmers, often spotted far out to sea, and can live for up to 70 years.
  3. Cows from different areas have a different moo accent.
  4. The praying mantis is such a fast and aggressive predator that it even has its own form of Kung Fu named after it.
  5. Hippo’s sweat is pink.
  6. The millipede does not have 1,000 legs
  7. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth.
  8. The slowest fish is the sea horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h).
  9. Dolphins see with sound.
  10. Honey badgers have been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as "the most fearless animal on the planet." They have been known to drive lions off their prey.
  11. A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food a day.
  12. There are roughly twenty-four thousand species of butterflies.

  1. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.
  2. The Irish deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.
  3. Baby whales can gain up to 200 pounds a day.

    1 comment:

    What?! You're here to leave a comment? You're too kind! *gasps*

    ...go on then. I'm not going to stop you!