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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Interesting And Funny Animals Facts (Part III)

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Today I decided to post a third list of amazing did you know facts about the extraordinary animal kingdom. If you have you own favorite facts please do write about them on the comments so that we can read about them, thanks! By the way, don't forget to to check out the interesting and funny animals facts Part I and Part II that I posted a few months ago, I am sure that you will also enjoy reading them ...

  • Moths have no stomach.
  • Ferrets sleep a large part of the day - between 14 to 18 hours.
  • A group of foxes is called a skulk.
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a human on land.
  • A King Cobra is the biggest of all poisonous snakes, with a length of up to 5.6m (18.5 ft).
  • Rhinoceros have 3 distinct toes on each foot.
  • Most jellyfish do not have a brain or central nervous system, but rather has a loose network of nerves, located in the epidermis, which is called a "nerve net".
  • A shrimp has 5 pairs of legs.
  • Camels have 3 eyelids per eye to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  • In Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions.
  • Whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals, despite its great size.
  • When born a baby giraffe is 1.8m (6ft) tall and weigh 50 kg.
  • During winter, black bears consume 25 – 40% of their body weight.
  • Crocodiles continually grow new sets of teeth to replace the old ones.
  • A camel can shut its nostrils during a desert sandstorm.
  • The spikes of a newborn hedgehog begin to appear within 24 hours.
  • Camels can drink large amounts of water (100 liters to 150 liters) in one drink.
  • The skunks odor is sufficiently powerful to be detected by a human nose up to a mile downwind.
  • Some species of short-horned lizards are capable of squirting blood from the corners of their eyes when being attacked.

3 comments:

Malok Mading said...

Incredible facts to know. Inspiring read.

illosionist said...

I never knew most of those things.. but now i do.. Thanks to you...

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Dave Fraser said...

Great post, animal facts can be very interesting. Dave

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