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Animals are an amazing creature with fantastic colour, life-habit and food habits. If you study animal behaviour, you will be amazed because of some interesting facts. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts:
Raccoon washes their meal before eating.
You probably hear about the Albatross. It is very popular because of the S.T.Coleridge’s masterpiece “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. But did you know that Albatross is the largest seabird?
Bats turn left when leaving a cave.
A horse can sleep a lot while standing up. However, when it needs REM sleep, they lie down. Many horses lie down because they feel comfortable.
Giraffes have no vocal chords, and their tongues are blue-black.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Sloth needs two weeks to digest foods.
Only males are called peacocks; females are called peahens.
Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
The heart of the shrimp is situated in the head.
Research feels that the Zebra has stripes that allow them to hide from the lions.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Both human and giraffe has seven neck bones.
Approximately 3 percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
All clownfish are born male. Some turn female to enable mating.
Koala has the same fingerprints as humans. As a result, you become confused if you found Koala fingerprints at a crime scene.
The cats cannot taste sugar as they do not have sweet taste buds.
Slug has four noses.
The elephant is the only animal that cannot jump.
Approximately 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones owing to falling out of trees on a regular basis.
Rats, Frogs and Horse cannot vomit. If a frog needs vomiting, it will vomit the entire stomach.
The horn of the rhinoceros is made of compacted hair.
The largest animal on earth is blue wheel that weighs 200 tonnes.
A hen can lay average 530 eggs throughout her lifetime.
The Tiger is the largest species of cat.
If Tarantulas lose a leg, it can find it back.
You can hypnotise a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach.
A Wood Frog can be frozen solid but still be alive when it is reheated.
There are approximately 32,000 types of fish species.
Gorillas can use sign – language.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
The baby goat is called kid.
The fastest land animal is Cheetah that can reach 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. However, it cannot roar like other big cats.
Longest living Animals:
Research shows that some animal has a very long life-span. Here are some of the amazing facts about the longest living animals:
The oldest one lives for 106 years
Name of the group:
If you want to learn more about the interesting facts about animals, explore the Animal behavior course or Fundamentals of Natural Science course.
The Kangaroo Rat never drinks water in its lifetime.
Life-span ( approximate )
More than 200 years
Red sea urchins
60 years +
Name of the animal
Name of the group
Dolphins, seals, Whale,
an ambush or a streak.
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