Planet earth is home to over 1 million known species of animal. From insects to whales and everything in between. With such variety , there is no surprise that many animals have some amazing traits. Here are some of the amazing animals facts.
Dogs: Nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints.
Cows: Can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
Spiders: Can survive for more than two years without food.
Alligators: Can live up to 100 years.
Ants: For every human in the world there are one million ants. Also, they never sleep.
Elephants: A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
Snakes: Never blink.
Goldfish: “Jaws” is the most common name for a goldfish.
Woodpeckers: Can peck 20 times per second.
Mouse: A starving mouse will eat its own tail.
Jellyfish: Evaporate in the sun. They are 98% water.
Polar bears: Have black skin.
Hippo: Sweat is pink.
Pigs: Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
Macaques: In Japan use coins to buy vending machine snacks.
Whale: Their hearts beat only nine times a minute.
Frogs: Don’t drink water, they absorb it through their skin.
Chickens: The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia.
Earth worms: South African earth worms can grow up to 22 feet long.
Slugs: We are 70% of our DNA with slugs.
Flamingos: Can only eat when their head is upside down.
Penguins: Propose to their life mates with a pebble.
Bats: Are the only mammal that can fly.
Gorilla: A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food a day.
Seahorses: Mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.
Beavers: Their teeth never stop growing.
Oysters: Can change their gender depending on which is best for mating.
Chameleon: A blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
Chimps: Share 98.4% of our DNA.
Capybara: The Capybara is the largest rodent in the world.
Bald eagles: Female bald eagles are 25% larger than males.
Cats: Have 32 muscles in each ear.
Giant panda: A newborn giant panda weigh less than a cup of tea.
Wombat: Wombat poo is cube shaped.
Lion: The female lion does 90% of the hunting.
Dogs: Two dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Ferrets: Sleep for 20 hours per day.
Octopuses: Have three hearts.
Horned Lizards: Can shoot blood out of their eyes to defend themselves.
Cheetahs: Only 10% of their cubs make it to adulthood.
Cows: Kill approximately 100 people each year.
Ostrich: Their kicks can kill a human.
Chimpanzees: Can catch human colds and other illnesses.
Lobsters: 1 in 5000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
Squirrels: Cannot see the color red.
Elephants: Baby elephants will suck their trunks for comfort.
Wild birds: The lifespan of 75% of wild birds is only 6 months.
Hummingbirds: Are the only birds which can fly backwards.
Moths: Have no stomach.