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Interesting animal facts


(Adapted from an article by “David the Dog man” from the Daily Mail)

  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • Polar Bears can smell a human being from 20 miles away.
  • Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
  • Starfishes doesn’t have brains.{{more}}
  • It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
  • Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • A blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it dies of starvation.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Tarantulas can go for up to 2 years without eating.
  • Anteaters can stick their tongue out up to 160 times a minute.
  • Mother tarantulas kill 99 per cent of the babies they hatch.
  • Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
  • The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
  • Flamingoes can eat only with their heads upside down.
  • Owls are the only birds that see the colour blue.
  • Pigeons are the only birds that can drink water without having to raise their heads to swallow.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  •  The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • Ants can survive for 2 weeks underwater and they always fall onto their right side when intoxicated.

For further information, contact: Dr. Collin Boyle
Unique Animal Care Co. Ltd.
Tel: 456 4981