100 Strange Animal Facts

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Here are 100 strange and rarely known facts about all kinds of animals, and I think I can garantee that you didn’t know most of them!

1. Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.
2. The tongue of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant.
3. Snails can sleep for up to three years.

4. A single elephant tooth can weigh up to nine pounds.
5. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
6. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
7. An octopus has three hearts.
8. Some turtles can live for over a century.
9. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

10. Butterflies taste with their feet.
11. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
12. A sloth’s digestion process can take up to two weeks.
13. A grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.
14. A group of crows is called a murder.
15. Starfish can regenerate their arms.
16. A crocodile cannot poke its tongue out.
17. Ostriches can run faster than horses.

18. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
19. A housefly hums in the key of F.
20. Cows have “best friends”.
21. Penguins propose to their mate with a pebble.
22. Goats have rectangular pupils.
23. Bats always turn left when leaving their cave.
24. Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
25. Seahorses are the only animal where the male gives birth.
26. Owls cannot move their eyes – they can only turn their heads.
27. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
28. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
29. Dolphins have been known to recognize themselves in a mirror.

30. The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat.
31. Polar bears have black skin underneath their fur.
32. The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch.
33. A housefly lives for about a month.
34. Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day.
35. Ducks have been known to sometimes eat small mammals and birds.
36. Pigs cannot look up into the sky.
37. The color of a lion’s mane signifies its health.
38. Snails can have up to 25,000 teeth.
39. All clownfish are born male and the dominant male of a group becomes female.
40. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
41. A group of ferrets is called a business.
42. Sharks can go into a trance when flipped upside down.
43. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly carrying it.
44. All porcupines float in water.
45. Cats have a specific purr to manipulate humans.
46. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to not drift apart.
47. A narwhal tusk is actually an enlarged tooth.
48. Hippos secrete a red-colored sweat that is used as a sunscreen.

49. Apes can recognize themselves in a mirror.
50. The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth.
51. The tongue of a cat has tiny hooks on it.
52. Leeches can have up to 32 brains.
53. The rhinoceros beetle can lift 850 times its body weight.
54. Male puppies let females win during play fights to get to know them better.
55. Sloths only poop once a week.
56. Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
57. A snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.
58. Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height.
59. A toilet flush is louder than a human conversation to a cat.
60. Ants will sometimes help injured mates get back to the nest.
61. African wild dogs vote on group decisions by sneezing.
62. Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads.
63. Praying mantises have five eyes.
64. A group of owls is called a parliament.
65. Crows can recognise human faces and hold grudges.
66. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
67. Spiders are not insects, they are part of the arachnid family.
68. Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature.
69. Armadillos always give birth to quadruplets.
70. Sloths sometimes mistake their arm for a branch and fall.
71. There are more chickens than people in the world.

man being overwhelmed with lots and lots of chicken

75. Cows have excellent problem-solving skills and are capable of learning.
76. Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears.
77. Pigs are considered the fifth most intelligent animal in the world.
78. Humpback whales are known for their haunting and melodic songs.
79. Dogs’ sense of smell is 1,000 to 10 million times better than humans.
80. Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
81. The world’s deadliest animal is the mosquito.
82. The strawberry poison-dart frog fathers carry their babies on their back.
83. An albatross can sleep while flying.
84. All dogs are descendants of wolves.
85. Rats laugh when tickled.
86. Gorillas can catch human colds.
87. Turtles have existed for around 215 million years.
88. There are around 1,500 species of scorpions worldwide.
89. Baby kangaroos are just 1 inch long at birth.
90. The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair.
91. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year because they forget where they bury their acorns.
92. The bat is the only mammal that is capable of sustained flight.
93. Most reptiles lay eggs, but some, like the boa constrictor, give live birth.
94. Jellyfish are made up of more than 95% water.
95. The tongue of a blue whale is so large that 50 people could stand on it.
96. Dogs can make about 10 sounds, while cats make about 100.
97. Hamsters are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day.
98. Dolphins are known to save humans in distress.
99. The Tyrannosaurusrex had a lifespan of up to 30 years.
100. Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror.

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