ANIMAL FACTS

1.The blood pressure of a giraffe is the highest in comparison to every animal species.

2.Flash the color orange in front of a zebra and it will not be able to see it. So, be careful not to paint a wall orange where zebras wander!

3.In one square foot or forest space you will find more insects than you can find human beings in that much space in Manhattan.

4.You can lead a cow up the stairs, but not down the stairs.

5.The dumbest dog is the Afghan hound.

6.The smartest breeds of dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie.

7.A rat can survive longer than a camel without water.

8.A giant squid’s eyes are the largest amongst animal species measuring upto 40 cm (16 inches) in diameter.

9.Sharks are very healthy, as they are immune to all known diseases.

10.There are 701 types of pure breed dogs in the world.

11.According to records, there are more dogs in Paris than there are people.

12.Some bird species (mainly the flightless birds) only have a lower eyelid.

13.Insects and fish have no eyelids. Hardened lens protect their eyes.

14.The spine-tailed swift is the fastest bird, flying at the speed of 170 km/h.

15.The Frigate is the second fastest bird, flying at a maximum speed of 150 km/h.

16.Squirrels accidentally plant millions of trees, as they bury their nuts and forget where they are.

WILD ANIMAL FACTS:-
1.Each species of grasshopper has its own song. This is important, as the varied species cannot breed with each other. The female needs to be aware that she is listening to a male from her own species.

2.Compass termites of Northern Australia build tall nests that are wedge-shaped. They measure up to 3.5 m in length.

3.Flying frogs change color in the day. They are greenish-blue in sunlight and green in the evening. At night there are black.

4.Boas, as well as many other snakes have special heat-sensitive organs that are called pits. These pits are on their heads. They can detect the heat given by a warm-blooded animal standing close to them.

5.The king Cobra can grow to the length of 5.5 m, and is regarded as the largest poisonous snake in the world. A tiny amount of its poison can kill up to 30 people.

6.Anteaters protect their long claws by walking on their knuckles. This makes them look as if they are limping.

7.Bats eat all types of food. There is no restriction where their diet is concerned.

8.The hippopotamus’s eyes, ears and nostrils are on the top of its head. This enables it to stand or sit, almost completely covered by water with as little as possible showing above the surface.

9.The hippopotamus’s skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as ‘Pink sweat’.

10.Australia has a population of 17 million people and 150 million sheep.

11.The population of New Zealand is 4 million people and 70 million sheep.

ANIMAL FUN FACTS:-
1.Most cats in Halifax (Nova Scotia) have six toes.

2.There is no sideways movement for a cat's jaws.

3. Well pigs, walruses and light-colored horses are prone to get sunburned.

4.Armadillos have four babies of the same sex, at a time. They are perfect identical quadruplets.

5.Armadillos sleep for an average of 18.5 hours, a day.

6.Armadillos is an animal that can walk under water.

7.Armadillos can get leprosy.

8.Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian or some other Slavic tongue.

9.A cat has 32 musles in each ear.

10.favourite food of reindeers are bananas.

11.A bear has 42 teeth.

12.A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

13.Never anger a Tazmanian devil… Its ear turns into a pinkish-red shade.

14.Put a porcupine in water and watch it float.

15.There are no vocal chords in a giraffe.

16.A cat has 100 vocal chords.

17.A goat's eyes have got rectangular pupils.

18.Its been 4,000 years and no new animal-species has been domesticated.

EXTINCT ANIMAL FACTS:-
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct 65 million years ago. It was one of the largest animals. It measured up to 43.3 feet in length and 16.6 feet in height. It weighed approximately 7 tons.

The Quagga, which was half-zebra-half-horse animal species went into extinction in the year 1883. This is was one of the most famous animals of Africa. This animal had the zebra stripes only on the front part of the body, which would fade and become wider in the middle of the body, and the hindquarter was brown (no stripes). It was the cruel animal activities that led this animal to extinction. It was on 12th August 12, 1883, that the last of the Quaggas died at the Artis Magistra Zoo (Amsterdam).

The Tasmanian Tiger went into extinct in the year 1936. This animal is regarded to be the largest carnivorous marsupial in modern day and age. It was a native wildlife animal of Australia and New Guinea. Man and his evil ways led this animal to extinction.

Steller's Sea Cow was also known as the defenseless beast. It went into extinction in 1768. This creature’s natural habitat was on the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea. It got its name because it was discovered by a naturalist, Georg Stellar, in 1741. He was traveling with Vitus Bering, a renowned explorer. The animal was large weighing upto three tons. Though it looked almost like a seal, it had two forelimbs that were stout, as well as tail that was whale-like.

Irish Deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago. It was a native animal of Eurasia, grazing the land stretching from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal. It was large sized, with extra large antlers measuring upto 3.65 meters (12 feet from tip-to-tip). The antlers weighed about 90 pounds.

The Caspian Tiger was the third largest tiger species. The last of this tiger was seen in 1970, after which it has been declared amongst the extinct animal species. This tiger was found on the lands of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Aurochs was a large-sized cattle-species. It is recorded to have gone into extinction in 1627. It is said that this cattle evolved from India, migrating to the Middle-East, reaching Europe.

List of other extinct animal species :
Antillean cave rat
Arabian gazelle
Barbados raccoon
Barbados rice rat
Basalt plains mouse
Bavarian pine vole
Big-eared hopping mouse
Blue buck
Canary mouse
Cayman Brac hutia
Cayman Brac nesophont
Cayman hutia
Central hare-wallaby
Central rock rat
Corsican shrew
Cuban spider monkey
Curio's giant rat
Dark flying fox
Desert rat-kangaroo
Dusky flying fox
Falkland Islands dog
Giant deer mouse
Goliath white-toothed shrew
Atlantic gray whale
Guam flying fox
Gull Island vole
Hairy-eared dwarf lemur
Imposter hutia
Jamaican monkey
Jamaican pallid flower bat
Large Corsican field vole
Large funnel-eared bat
Large ghost faced bat
Large Palau flying fox
Large sloth lemur
Large-eared tenrec
Long-tailed hopping mouse
Madagascan pygmy hippopotamus; common Malagasy hippo
Malagasy dwarf hippopotamus
Marcano's solenodon
Marianas flying fox
Negros naked-backed fruit bat
New Guinea big-eared bat
Omilteme cottontail
Pemberton's deer mouse
Przewalski's horse
Queen of Sheba's gazelle
Red gazelle
Sardinian pika
Saudi gazelle
Schaumburg’s deer
Sea mink
Short-horned water buffalo
Southeastern pocket gopher
Standing's hippo
Sturdee's Bonin pipistrelle
Swan Island hutia
Tanzania woolly bat
Tasmanian bettong
Tretretretre
Vietnam warty pig
West Indian porcupine
Western palm squirrel
White-footed rabbit-rat

AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS:-
1.A horse weighing approximately 1,200-pounds, eats approximately seven times it's own weight, in a year. That amounts to almost 8,400-pounds of food. Wow! What an appetite!

2.Apart from human’s even chimpanzees can learn to recognize their own image in a mirror.

3.A cow can give far more milk than a human can consume their lifetime. Any guesses? Almost 200,000 glasses full of milk!

4.While there are so many cows grazing in the world, no two cows will ever be found with identical pattern of spots.

5.A probable identity crisis we have here! Though named polecat, this creature is not a cat but a nocturnal weasel-species in Europe.

6.Is a zebra black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Any guesses? Well, it’s white with black stripes.

7.Talk about noise pollution in the jungles! A lion’s roar is so loud that it can heard upto a distance of five miles.

8.Cheetahs maybe large and fast, but when they roar they chirp. This sounds more like a bird or a yelping dog. Beware, it is loud enough to be heard upto a mile away.

9.The tusks of elephants grow through their life. The tusks weigh over 200 pounds.

10.Only the male Asian elephants have tusks.

11.The male and female African elephants have tusks.

12.The largest ever lobster to be found weighed 19 kg. It was found in 1934.

13.The largest recorded jellyfish measured 2,3 m across its bell. Its tentacles measured 36 m (120 feet) in length.

14.The largest giant squid ever found weighed 4 tons. It was traced in the in the North Atlantic in the year 1878.

INTERESTING ANIMAL FACTS:-
1.A single cow lets out the amount of harmful methane gas, which can fill about 400-liter bottles; that too in a single day. Pollution!

2.Roar, roar! I am the king of the jungle! But did you know the lion would be defeated by a polar bear in a battle between the two?

3.Humans daydream with their eyes open, and dolphins actually sleep with their eyes wide open.

4.Bulls are known to be colorblind. It’s a black-and-white life for them!

5.The sweat glands of a cow are in its nose.

6.This is really interesting! You will not believe this one! A mosquito has 47 teeth.

7.The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison stored in it that it can harm 2,200 people at one go.

8.A ‘blessing’ is a herd of unicorns.

9.A ‘mob’ is not just a group of unruly people; but also a group of kangaroos – well behaved or not!

10.A ‘parliament’ is not just made up of our dear politicians, but is also a group of owls.

11.Hang a chicken upside down and give it something to eat. The result! It will not be able to swallow its food.

12.Brainpower! A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

13.The memory span of goldfish is just about 3 seconds.

14.While a donkey will sink in quicksand, a mule will not.

15.According to records there are 50 million monkeys. That is quite an over population!

16.An angry horned-toad squirts blood from its eyes. Bloodshot eyes!

17.My blue-eyed boy! A scallop has 35 eyes that are blue in color.

18.Before a spotted skunk is about to spray it will first do a couple of handstands.

FUNNY ANIMAL FACTS:-
1.Have you heard of a sheep with blue wool? Well, a couple of animal breeders from Russia had claimed sometime ago that they bred sheep with natural blue wool.

2.“Moo, moo,” says the cow everywhere in the world; and a pig says “Moo, moo” in Japan.

3.The eyesight of dogs are better than that of human beings.

4.Animal accents! The accent of a cow’s mooing depends on the region it belongs to.

5.On an average a hen lays 19 dozen eggs in a year.

6.The small intestine of an ostrich measures upto 46-feet in length.

7.Your pet cat can scare a black bear. The big fellow will run up a tree to save itself from the little domestic creature. Meow, meow!

8.Sleeping beauties! Gorillas sleep upto fourteen hours, a day.

9.While the male lion rests in its den, it is the females that have go out and get the food.

10.Simon says Jump! No point an elephant simply cannot jump to even save its life.

11.No right turn! The bats do not need any boards, for its always the left turn for them when exiting a cave.

12.Sharks are the only known species to never suffer from cancer.

13.Heavyweights! The tongue of a blue whale could weigh more than a full-grown adult elephant.

14.Oysters change from male to female gender several times during their lifespan.

15.Every shrimp is actually born a male and then become females as they mature.

16.An elephant can smell water from a distance of three miles.

17.A storage bin! The duckbill platypus is known to store upto six hundred worms in its cheek pouches.

18.Music lovers! Make a cow listen to music and there will be more milk in the bucket!

STRANGE ANIMAL FACTS:-
1.A headless cockroach can survive for a couple of weeks. Its life would finally end due to starvation!

2.No dentist for this creature! Crocodiles, through their life grow new teeth that replace the old set!

3.A crocodile can never stick its tongue out of its mouth.

4.Gaggle is a group of geese waddling on the ground. And the same group up in the air would be renamed skein.

5.On an average, a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times, per minute.

6.A standing 4-foot child can fit into the open of a hippopotamus.

7.A coin is heavier than a hummingbird!

8.It would take just one night for a mole to dig a tunnel measuring 300 feet in length.

9.The longest slumber ever! A snail can sleep for three years, at a stretch.

10.Recycling! A housefly regurgitates the food it eats and then eats it again!

11.Here is some news for the left-handed people – they are not the only ones, as all polar bears are left-handed.

12.An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.

13.The taste buds of a butterfly are in its feet.

14.Place a black light over a cat’s urine and watch it glow!

15.Dogs and cats are either right or left-pawed!

16.While human fingerprints are a means of their identification; the nose prints are a means of identifying dogs.

17.A chicken can fly for more than 13 seconds at a stretch.

18.The butterfly was originally known as the ‘flutterby’.

19.The donkey’s eye placement helps it see all its four feet at a time.

20.All the termites of the world outweigh the human beings of the world. The ratio is 10:1!

21.The chow is the only dog that does not have a pink tongue.

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