Wednesday, 18 March 2015

animal facts-5

  1. There is only one pink bottlenose dolphin which has been discovered, in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA.
  2. China has the most goats in the world, they have over 170 Million.
  3. chicken with red ear lobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white ear lobes will produce white eggs.
  4. One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.
  5. The average dog can run about 19 mph.
  6. The owl has a small brain.
  7. Snakes do not blink.
  8. A squid’s eye can get as big as a basketball.
  9. A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.
  10. Agrizoophobia is the fear of wild animals.
  11. There are currently over a million animal species upon planet earth.
  12. There are over 70,000 types of spiders spinning their webs in the world.
  13. If you have a fear of chickens, then you actually have Alektorophobia.
  14. Dogs can see in colour, though they most likely see colours similar to a colour-blind human.
  15. Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years.
  16. There are 3,000 kinds of lice in the world.
  17. The life of a housefly is only 14 days.
  18. The lifespan of 75% of wild birds is 6 months.
  19. Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
  20. National Dance Like A Chicken Day falls on 14th May every year.
  21. The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer.
  22. The crocodile’s tongue is unmovable, as it is attached to the roof of its mouth.
  23. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.
  24. The Basenji is the worlds only bark-less dog.
  25. Goats are quite agile creatures and in some cases they can jump over 5 feet.
  26. In 2006, 253 fish-species were listed as critically endangered.
  27. The hippopotamus’s skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as ‘pink sweat’.
  28. The Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct 65 million years ago.
  29. The Irish deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.
  30. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.
  31. The colour red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.
  32. A herd of unicorns is called a blessing.
  33. The oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years.
  34. According to records there are 50 million monkeys in the world!
  35. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.
  36. Goats were the first animals to be used for milk by humans.
  37. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
  38. There are over 2700 types of snakes in the world and they live in deserts, forests, oceans, streams, lakes.
  39. Cows from different areas have a different moo accent.
  40. The male goat is called a “buck” or “billy”.
  41. The female goat is called a “doe” or “nanny”.
  42. A baby goat is called a “kid”.
  43. Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.
  44. Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
  45. Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish.
  46. Female bald eagles are 25% larger than males.
  47. Frogs don’t drink water. They absorb water through their skin.
  48. Suriphobia is the fear of mice.
  49. There are over 210 breeds of goats in the world.
  50. A polar bear’s outer fur is called ‘guard hair’.