Amazing Animal Facts You May Not Know

Amazing Animal Facts You May Not Know

Amazing facts about animals you probably dont know.

As big and powerful as they are African Elephants only possess four teeth with which to chew their food.

A house flys life span is limited to 14 days unless of course you have a rolled up newspaper!

A Russian dog was the first in space with a sheep, a duck and a chicken the first to ascend in a hot air balloon.

Flaps around the ears are only found on mammals.

There are approx. 200 million cattle in India and and approx. 1 billion across the planet.

The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world.

The smallest breed of bird in the world can be found in Cuba and is called the Bee Hummingbird.

The Saluki dog is the oldest breed of dog known.

Dont get close and personal with a camel – they spit on you.

Most people know that the Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world but did you know it means -tiny dog in the sky.

There are crabs on the planet called Pea Crabs because they are the size of peas and are also the smallest crab known.

An Ostrich can reach speeds of up to 43 miles per hour or 70 kilometres per hour.

75% of birds in the wild die before they are 6 months old. Thats astonishing.

Its long been known that pigs are very intelligent and in fact are the fourth most intelligent creature we have but yet

they are only mentioned in the Bible twice. Sheep come in at 45 times mentioned, goats 88, dogs 14, and the top dog is
thelion at 89 times. Domestic cats not at all.

Did you think that chicken or beef is the most widely eaten meat in the world, or perhaps fish, nope, its pork

The next time you are in Denmark bear in mind that pigs outnumber humans by 2 to 1. So dont upset them.

In the age of the Dinosaurs grass did not exist.

How would you like to eat 30,000 ants per day, the South American Giant Anteater does just that.

A Giraffes tongue is 50cm long, thats about 20 inches and can clean its ears out with it.

If you raced a shark by swimming it would finish up twice as far ahead of you.

There are 650 types of leeches

A Blue Whales heart is as big as a small automobile.

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.

The sluggest fish in the oceans is the Sea Horse, which swims about 0.01 mph.

Fish and insects do not have eyelids – they have hard lenses.

The crocodiles scales are made of the same as fingernails and hooves.

The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal, all the better to see you with my dear.

Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, which is the same as a diesel engine when ticking over.

Animals, like us humans can be right-handed or left-handed. But Polar bears are always left-handed – Kermit the Frog is a

leftie.

54 million dogs currently reside in the USA and Paris is thought to have more canines than humans – so be careful where you
tread..

 

 

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