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Weird and Amazing Animal Facts

Sanjit

 

When I have been travelling around your world I have learnt strange and amazing things about animals that are really weird.

I am going to make a list of animal facts that I think are the weirdest or funniest I have heard.

They could be true. Why don't you do some research yourself and see if they are.

? Giraffes and humans have the same number of bones in their necks: 7
? A Tasmanian Devil's powerful jaw is three times stronger than the jaw of a Pit Bull Terrier. So if you see one don't muck with it
? Snails can't hear you. They don't have ears.
? Snakes can hear you. They have ears on the inside of their head.
? Snakes smell with their tongue.
? Cows kill more people than Sharks. About 10 humans are killed by Sharks every year but nearly 100 people die each year from being stepped on by cows.
? The brain of a cockroach is inside its body. If a roach loses its head it can still live for over a week, eventually dying because it can not eat.
? The Australian Barking Spider preys on small frogs and reptiles.
? Spiders have 8 legs and 48 knees.
? If a Copperhead snake loses a fang it can replace it with a spare. It has up to seven spare fangs.
? The longer a Copperhead snake is the longer its fangs are.
? Frogs sleep with their eyes open.
? It's hard to sneak up on a frog. They can see in all directions at once.
? Fear of frogs is know as Frog Phobia or Ranidaphobia
? A Shark's teeth are normally replaced every eight days.
? Man-eating sharks prefer to eat men. 13 males are bitten for every one female
? A Great White Shark can go without eating for up to three months.
? If you lift a Kangaroo's tail off the ground it can't hop.
? Penguins can jump 6 feet in the air.
? A group of Kangaroos is called a mob.
? A young Kangaroo is called a Joey.
? Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
? Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water.
? The smallest bird in the world is the Humming Bird. It weighs less than 1 oz - 0.07 oz ( 2 grams).
? A bear can run at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).
? Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.
? Polar bears are left handed.
? A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
? A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
? Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur.
? Reindeer eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.
? The coyote's scientific name (Canis Latrans) means 'barking dog'.
? Snakes can see through their eyelids.
? A Woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.
? Woodpeckers don't get headaches from all that pecking. Their skulls have air pockets to cushion the brain.
? The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees.
? Butterflies tast sensors are in their feet. They taste their food by standing on it.
? Katydids have ears in their front legs.
? The strongest animal in the world is the rhinoceros beetle. It can lift 850 times its own weight.
? Flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main sources of food.
? The flying frog uses flaps of skin between its toes to glide.
? The slowest mammal on earth is the tree sloth. It only moves at a speed of 6 feet (1.83 meters) per minute.
? The Chameleon's tongue is as long as its body.
? The Chameleon can focus its eyes seperately to watch two objects at once.
? The Kangaroo's ancestors lived in trees. Today there are eight different kinds of tree kangaroos.
? Flamingos eat with their heads upside down to strain the water out of their food.
? Many snakes never stop growing. That's one reason they must shed their skin.
? The Artic Tern flies from the North Pole to the South Pole and then back again to spend summer in each place.
? The black bulldog ant from Australia is the most dangerous ant in the world. It stings and bites at the same time and has killed humans.
? A hippopotamus can stay under water for up to 30 minutes.
? The Basenji is the only dog which does not bark.
? Armadillos, opossums and sloths spend up to 80 percent of their lives sleeping.
? The Sun Bear has the longest tongue of all bear species - 20-25 centimetres (8 to 10 inches) long.
? If the Sun Bear is grabbed or bitten around its head, it can turn round inside the wrinkly skin on its head and bite the predator.

 

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