More Amazing Animal Facts

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed… or is that paws?!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

A cat’s jaws cannot move sideways.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Ants don’t sleep.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

Snails produce a colourless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.

Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A cat’s urine glows under a black light.

Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second, making them the most nimble animals known.

Mosquitoes do not bite. They stab. A mosquito has no jaws, hence when attacking a victim, it pierces it with its long proboscis and sucks the blood up through it’s nasal tube.

Starfishes haven’t got brains.

Ostriches live about 75 years and can reproduce for 50 years.

Some breeds of vultures can fly at altitudes as high as 36,900 feet.

A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

Camels are called “ships of the desert” because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.

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