123 Interesting Animal Facts


Animals as we know are part of our ecosystem. They have many unique features, which many one of us might not be knowing. Humans use animals for food, for material, as pets and working animals.

Lion - King of Jungle
Lion - King of Jungle

123 Interesting Animal Facts

  1. Female black widow spiders sometimes kill and eat their male counterparts after mating.
  2. The world's smallest dog is the "Chihuahua".
  3. The oldest breed of dog is the "Saluki".
  4. Turkeys can reproduce without having sex.
  5. Lobsters pee out of their faces.
  6. Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
  7. Ants don't have lungs. They never sleep.
  8. Octopus has three hearts.
  9. Birds need gravity to swallow; they won't be able to eat in space.
  10. Elephants are pregnant for almost 2 years.
  11. Moths have no stomach.
  12. An ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
  13. Baby elephants will suck their own trunks for comfort.
  14. A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.
  15. Birds are immune to the heat of chili peppers.
  16. Crocodiles are color blind.
  17. The weight of a blue whale can be as much as 30 elephants and it can be as long as 3 luxury buses.
  18. The strike of an eagle can be 2 times stronger than a rifle shot.
  19. Cows have four stomachs.
  20. A group of rhinoceroses is called a crash.
  21. Hundreds of trees grow every year because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
  22. Polar bears have black skin.
  23. Gorillas can catch a cold from humans.
  24. Crows never forget a face.
  25. Platypuses swim with their eyes closed.
  26. Male platypuses are venomous.
  27. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.
  28. The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal. Its eyes measure 40cm (16 inches) in diameter.
  29. A Colossal squid can grow to the size of a bus.
  30. Elephant's ears are used to regulate body temperature.
  31. A tuna can swim up to 40 miles in one day.
  32. Male giraffes drink female giraffe's urine to gauge ideal mating times.
  33. Female kangaroos have 3 vaginas.
  34. Honeybees can get sexually transmitted diseases.
  35. A leech has 32 brains.
  36. Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times every second.
  37. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  38. All snakes are carnivorous.
  39. Many butterflies can drink blood when given the chance.
  40. Hippopotamuses are born under water.
  41. Goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet lights.
  42. Snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.
  43. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel, they hold each other's tail.
  44. The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph.
  45. The eel is the only fish in the world that spawns in the middle of an ocean but spends it adult life in rivers.
  46. Jellyfish don't have a brain.
  47. Capuchin monkeys pee on their hand to wash their feet.
  48. The female lion does 90% of the hunting.
  49. If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale!
  50. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
  51. Frogs sleep with their eyes open.
  52. Cats can't taste sugar. They don't have sweet taste bud.
  53. Crocodiles, alligators, turtles, water snakes, dolphin, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long.
  54. Only female mosquitoes bite.
  55. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea.
  56. Goat's milk has more calcium than cow's milk.
  57. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.
  58. Spiders have transparent blood.
  59. Giraffes have no vocal cords and their tongues are blue-black color.
  60. Sloths cannot shiver.
  61. Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep.
  62. Frogs absorb water through their skin. They don't drink water.
  63. Hippo's sweat is pink.
  64. Snakes have 2 penises, but they use only one at a time.
  65. Squirrels cannot see the red color.
  66. The most poisonous fish in the world is the stone fish.
  67. A house fly lives only 14 days.
  68. You can tell a turtle's gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt and females hiss.
  69. Cats have over 100 vocal cords.
  70. Anteaters don't have teeth.
  71. Deer have no gall bladders.
  72. Oysters can change their sex. It just depends on which is more advantageous for mating.
  73. Wombats have cube-shaped poop.
  74. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  75. A blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating.
  76. Butterflies can taste with their feet.
  77. Snakes smell with their tongues and they don't have eyelids.
  78. Kiwis are almost completely blind. They search for food mainly by smell.
  79. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  80. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  81. On an average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  82. In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.
  83. Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.
  84. Sharks are immune to cancer.
  85. All clownfish are born male. To enable mating some, turn female.
  86. Pig's orgasm can last for 30 minutes.
  87. Beaver's teeth never stop growing so they have to chew constantly.
  88. A chameleon's tongue is twice as long as its body.
  89. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
  90. Hippo's can run faster than humans.
  91. Flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main sources of food.
  92. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  93. A woodpecker can peck 20 times a second.
  94. Starfish have eight eyes. Each eye is located at the end of each leg.
  95. Because of their eye placement, pigs can't see the sky.
  96. Elephant's are the only animals that can't jump.
  97. Goats have different accents in their speech.
  98. Cows have best friend and become stressed if they are separated.
  99. Pigeons can do math.
  100. Zebra stripes act as natural bug repellent.
  101. Wild Chimpanzees like to drink.
  102. Male horses have way more teeth than the female ones.
  103. Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day.
  104. Reindeer eyes turn blue in winter.
  105. Sloths can take up to a month to completely digest a single leaf.
  106. Otters have the world's thickest fur.
  107. Snow leopards don't roar,
  108. The Chevrotain is an animal that looks like a tiny deer with fangs,
  109. Capuchin Monkey pee on their hands to wash their feet.
  110. Dragonflies and Damselflies make heart with their tails when they mate.
  111. A Grizzly Bear's bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.
  112. Flamingos are naturally white but their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
  113. All Clown fish are born male. Some turn female to enable mating.
  114. The axolotl can regenerate its limb.
  115. Cats can't taste sugar. They don't have sweet taste buds.
  116. Snow leopards don't roar.
  117. Squirrels will adopt orphans.
  118. Cows have best friends.
  119. Deer can run 35 miles per hour.
  120. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  121. Catfish have taught themselves how to kill pigeons.
  122. Some cats are allergic to humans.
  123. Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
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