Wednesday, 18 March 2015

animal facts-6

  1. An adult lion’s roar is so loud; it can be heard up to five miles away.
  2. There is a shark called ‘goblin shark’ which has only been seen around 50 times since its discovery in 1897.
  3. There are approximately 450 million goats around the world.
  4. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  5. A beaver’s teeth never stop growing.
  6. Apiphobia is the fear of bees.
  7. The average dolphin eats one-third of its weight on food each day.
  8. Goats and octopus’ pupils of their eyes are rectangular.
  9. African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.
  10. The scales of a crocodile are made of certain, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.
  11. Crocodiles eat stones.
  12. Crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar.
  13. Cheetahs were trained by man for hunting as long as 3000 BC.
  14. Horses can’t vomit.
  15. Both male and female caribou grow antlers.
  16. Alternate American names for the Elk are the moose and the Wapiti.
  17. A group of frogs is called an army.
  18. Tigers can see 6 times better at night than humans.
  19. Starfish don’t die of old age.
  20. A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food a day.
  21. A group of whales is called a pod.
  22. Female harp seals get in groups to have their babies one mating season is over.
  23. When giraffes age, their fur darkens.
  24. Heron’s eggs have a greenish-blue pale colour.
  25. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  26. All dolphins have a different whistle.
  27. Scientists had to go 45 million years back in history to find the elephant’s oldest ancestor.
  28. Tiger Day is the last Sunday in September.
  29. There is no visual difference between male and female herons.
  30. A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
  31. Hyenas regularly eat the faeces of other animals.
  32. Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
  33. A giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
  34. Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars.
  35. The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.
  36. African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants.
  37. There is no record of a human being attacked by a healthy wolf.
  38. Hummingbirds are the only birds who can fly backwards.
  39. Dolphins can eat up to 30 pounds of fish a day.
  40. There’s a spider in Brazil whose bites can cause an erection that lasts for hours!
  41. There are no ants in Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica.
  42. Before they’re even born, sand tiger sharks eat their twin brothers and sisters!
  43. Jellyfish evaporate in the sun. They’re 98% water.
  44. Rooster is simply a male chicken.
  45. Pikachu is a mouse type Pokémon.
  46. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  47. The Big Five is a group of animals of Africa: cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.
  48. The slowest fish is the sea horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h).
  49. Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
  50. The lifespan of a bush baby is 14 years.