100 Facts about Animals

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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“Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.”
― Elvis Presley

Animals are cute and that. Then they play a big role in the environment and as pets for humans. Even though animals show some intelligence, each animal is very different in many ways. With an estimated 7 million animals in total currently living, humans protect animals while many are out there in the wild. The following list is in no particular order.

  1. Small Animals Sense Time Slower Than Humans.
  2. Animals react to social pressure much as humans do, a study concluded.
  3. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  4. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
  5. Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
  6. Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
  7. The last animal in the dictionary is the zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.
  8. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.
  9. Dogs’ sense of smell is about 100,000 times stronger than humans’, but they have just one-sixth our number of taste buds.
  10. Hummingbirds can fly backwards.
  11. Giraffes and humans have the same number of bones in their neck.
  12. Some spiders can grow bigger in urban areas.
  13. The Bull is the national animal of Spain.
  14. Owls don’t have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.
  15. Giraffe age can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe.
  16. Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
  17. When caterpillars metamorphosize, they digest themselves into a “soup,” then reform into a butterfly.
  18. Polar bears have black skin.
  19. A supercolony of invasive Argentine ants, known as the “California large,” covers 560 miles of the U.S. West Coast. It’s currently engaged in a turf war with a nearby supercolony in Mexico.
  20. Norway knighted a penguin.
  21. In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.
  22. Rats laugh when tickled.
  23. Giant anteaters do not have teeth; instead, they have tongues reaching as much as 610 mm (2 ft.) in length.
  24. Unlike humans, sheep have four stomachs, each one helps them digest the food they eat.
  25. Zebra stripes work as bug repellent.
  26. Crows Play Tricks on One Another
  27. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.”
  28. Sweden has a rabbit show-jumping competition called Kaninhoppning.
  29. A giraffe’s tongue is so long that it uses it to clean its ears. The color of the tongue is black. This is one of the weird animal facts about the giraffe.
  30. The largest bat colony in the world in Bracken Cave, Texas, is believed to have 20 million bats.
  31. The scientific name of the llama is “lama glama.”
  32. Giraffes rarely lay down; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
  33. Female komodo dragons don’t need a male to reproduce.
  34. Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.
  35. In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row.
  36. Some Worms Can Jump
  37. Bald eagles court each other in the sky. They lock talons while freefalling, then soar upward before hitting the ground.
  38. The claws of a mantis shrimp can accelerate as quickly as a .22-caliber bullet.
  39. Some Reindeer migrate over 3000 miles in a year than any other mammal.
  40. There’s a place on Earth where seagulls prey on right whales.
  41. Bumblebees can sense a flower’s electric field and use it to find pollen.
  42. Some Reindeer have knees that make a clicking sound when they walk. It helps them keep together in a blizzard.
  43. Chameleons Can Move Their Eyes in Different Directions at the Same Time
  44. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world, followed by the beaver, porcupine, and mara.
  45. Crocodiles Can Grow For More Than 30 Years
  46. A Group of Owls is Called a Parliament
  47. Platypuses swim with their eyes closed.
  48. The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
  49. The Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey is one of the most endangered primate species in the world.
  50. Fourteen new species of dancing frogs were discovered in 2014, raising the global number of known dancing-frog species to 24.
  51. Because Beavers’ teeth never stop growing, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep them at a manageable length. Their teeth would eventually grow into their brain if they didn’t maintain them.
  52. Elephants are pregnant for almost two years.
  53. As well as being a famous Looney Tunes character, the Tasmanian Devil is a real animal that is only found in the wild in Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.
  54. A Reindeer’s nose warms the air it breathes before it gets to its lungs.
  55. Koala bears aren’t bears: They’re marsupials.
  56. A snail can sleep for three years.
  57. Slow Lorises Are the Only Venomous Primate
  58. Reindeers eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.
  59. The Sea Anemone looks like a flower, but it’s actually a carnivorous animal that eats small fish and shrimp.
  60. Ostrich kicks can kill a human.
  61. Manatee calves nurse underwater from teats under their mothers flippers.
  62. It takes a sloth two weeks to digest its food.
  63. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.
  64. Male platypuses are venomous.
  65. Female red kangaroo has three vaginas.
  66. Squirrels can’t burp or vomit.
  67. An octopus has three hearts.
  68. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
  69. When two kangaroos meet for the first time, they touch their nose and sniff each other.
  70. Locusts have leg muscles that are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
  71. Horned lizards can shoot blood out of their eyes to defend themselves.
  72. The Kangaroo’s ancestors lived in trees. Today there are eight different kinds of tree kangaroos.
  73. Catfish use their entire bodies to taste things.
  74. Joeys pee and poop in their mother’s pouch, which she cleans with her paws and mouth.
  75. Giant Arctic jellyfish have tentacles that can reach over 36 metres in length.
  76. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.
  77. Macaques in Japan use coins to buy vending machine snacks.
  78. Dolphins can stay active for 15 days or more by sleeping with only one half of their brain at a time.
  79. Snakes smell with their tongue.
  80. Some lobster species can live to be 50 years or older.
  81. Around 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.
  82. Snakes have ears inside their heads.
  83. Young goats pick up accents from each other.
  84. Lobsters pee out of their faces.
  85. Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and set aside room for their toilet.
  86. Axolotls can regrow lost limbs.
  87. The closest relatives to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews.
  88. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away.
  89. Some snakes can survive without the meal for up to two years.
  90. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
  91. Some turtles can breathe through their butts.
  92. Snakes kill 10,000 people every year.
  93. Slugs have four noses.
  94. A type of “immortal” jellyfish is capable of cheating death indefinitely.
  95. Snakes don’t have eyelids.
  96. A group of rhinoceroses is called a crash.
  97. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
  98. Tardigrades are the only animal we know of that can survive in the vacuum of space.
  99. The Burmese python can have up to 450 bones in its spine , over 13 times that of a human.
  100. Kiwis are almost completely blind. They forage mainly by smell.

They exist and I am happy they are here. I really want to get a pet again haha.

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
― Colette

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