50 Interesting & Lesser Known Animal Facts

Leia Smith | 11 - 12 - 2020
50 Interesting & Lesser Known Animal Facts
  1. There is no such thing as a female peacock. Only a male is called a peacock and females are called peahens.
  2. Are you lactose intolerant? Well, cats can be too.
  3. Parrots can imitate human voices.
  4. Ants scream loud while dying. Apparently, so loud that it can even be heard by humans at times.
  5. Tree shrews are probably the only animals that prefer spicy food to non-spicy ones.
  6. Sexually transmitted diseases are common in honey bees.
  7. Penguins too believe in true love. Certain penguin species mate for life.
  8. Squirrels identify each other by kissing.
  9. Elephants can’t jump.
  10. Rhino horns are made of hair.
  11. The next time you poop, think how clever wombats are. Their poop is cube shaped so that they don’t roll over.
  12. A bit nosy though! Slugs have four noses.
  13. Snails are blessed souls. They can sleep for three years.
  14. Bats give birth while hanging upside down.
  15. Cheetahs are quite shy. Can you believe that?
  16. Rats’ teeth never stop growing.
  17. Being the cat species with stripes just everywhere on the body. No two tigers have the same kind of stripes.
  18. The Sumatran male tigers weigh only upto 310 pounds.
  19. A tiger’s hind legs are longer than its front legs.
  20. A flamingo’s color depends on the food it eats.
  21. Polar bears can swim for days.
  22. Snakes don’t have eyelids.
  23. Snakes have six rows of teeth.
  24. Chinese water deer don’t have antlers.
  25. Cows move their jaws about 40,000 times a day.
  26. Goats are afraid of water.
  27. Wolves can roam up to 12 miles a day.
  28. King Cobras live up to 20 years.
  29. King Cobras are the only snakes to build nests for their eggs.
  30. Not only dogs, pigs love belly rubs too.
  31. Hyenas can kill a lion.
  32. A monkey can grasp things using its tail.
  33. Secretary birds have long eyelashes.
  34. Pigs have episodic memory.
  35. Pygmy marmoset is the smallest monkey species.
  36. Quite a popular one! Octopuses have three hearts.
  37. Horses can show facial expressions.
  38. Owls don’t have eyeballs. Irony?
  39. Polar bears have black skin.
  40. Ever deveined a shrimp? It’s not a vein but its digestive tract.
  41. A king cobra venom can kill a human in 15 minutes.
  42. The puss caterpillar is the most venomous caterpillar on Earth.
  43. Coyotes run with their tail facing the ground.
  44. A coyote can live up to 20 years in captivity.
  45. Allergic to cat hair? Well, cats can be allergic to humans too.
  46. Sharks don’t have bones.
  47. Dolphins have two stomachs.
  48. The lifespan of dolphins is around 50 years.
  49. Sea gulls imitate rainfall by stamping their feet.
  50. Squirrels are smart. They sometimes pretend to bury their food to escape thieves.

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