75 Amazing Animal Facts


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1. Armadillos can get leprosy.
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2. The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute!
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3. A group of frogs is called an army.
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4. In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
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5. It is estimated that lab-grown meat consumes 90% less water and land, as well as 50% less energy overall than animal meat.
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6. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
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7. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
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8. Beavers have orange teeth!
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9. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
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10. Bulls are color blind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!
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11. A zebra is white with black stripes.
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12. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
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13. 82 percent of women are more attracted to men who like animals.
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14. A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
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15. A group of hippos is called a bloat.
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16. The average 1 1/4 lb. lobster is 7 to 9 years old.
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17. The greater wax moth can hear sounds that are more high-pitched than any known animal can make.
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18. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!
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19. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
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20. A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
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21. A snail can sleep for three years.
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22. Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
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23. Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
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24. In 2013, CT scans revealed that King Tut was bitten by a hippo, perhaps contributing to his death.
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25. Smaller animals experience time as passing more slowly.
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26. 82 percent of women agree that they are more attracted to men who like animals.
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27. Most of a hog's sweat glands are in its snout.
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28. The boa constrictor is the only living animal whose common name is exactly the same as its scientific name.
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29. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
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30. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
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31. After chasing and killing prey, the cheetah has to rest a half hour before eating
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32. The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.
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33. A chameleon?s tongue is twice the length of its body.
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34. Now that he has retired from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart is opening a sanctuary that rescues animals from factory farms.
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35. A jellyfish is 95 percent water
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36. A panda's fur is coated with oil, which keeps the animal waterproof.
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37. There is a company that will fly you in a helicopter and allow you to use machine guns to kill animals from the air while they run.
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38. Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.

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39. Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
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40. Given the opportunity, deer will chew gum and marijuana.
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41. Iguanas have two penises!
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42. Male chimpanzees are more likely to use sticks as weapons while female chimpanzees use them as dolls, according to research.
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43. Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike!
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44. Porcupines float in water!
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45. Even wild chimpanzees know to look both ways before crossing the road.
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46. Baby beavers are called kittens.
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47. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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48. Gelatin is derived from collagen, a protein collected from animal skin.
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49. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
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50. Turtles can live for more than 100 years.
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51. Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
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52. Leonardo DaVinci used to buy caged animals at the market just to set them free.
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53. Hermit crabs don't have their own shells, and have to live in old shells of other animals.
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54. Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets!
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55. Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
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56. The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!
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57. Charles Darwin ate every single animal he discovered.
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58. In ancient times, criminals would be sewn inside of a rotting animal and then tied to a tree to be eaten by vultures.
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59. Goats do not have upper front teeth.
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60. A group of zebras is called a "dazzle."
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61. Sick animals will pretend to be healthy if the opportunity to mate presents itself.
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62. There was an animal described as 'something like a cross between a horse and a gorilla' called a Chalicothere.
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63. The last animal in the dictionary is the ZYZZYVA, a tropical weevil.
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64. The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!
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65. There are more than one million animal species on Earth!
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66. A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
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67. The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
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68. Many tiny animals live in sponges.
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69. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
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70. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
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71. New Jersey is the only state where it is required for animals to wear a seat belt. The fine could be up to $1000
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72. If a zebra is attacked, its family will come to its defense, circling the wounded zebra and attempting to drive off predators.
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73. 70% of the grain grown in the U.S. is fed to farmed animals, and it takes up to 13 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat.
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74. The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
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75. Young zebras are brown and white.

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