Did You Know…

DID YOU KNOW? The slowest animal on earth is the three toed sloth, which has an average speed of 0.16 km/h..!

The average lifespan of a dragonfly is 24 hrs! The butterfly was original called a”flutterby”!

A cockroach can survive a week without it’s head

reindeer like bananas!

Rabbits like licorice ( so does my dog)

85% of plant life is in the ocean!

A lobster’s blood is colorless, but when exposed to oxygen turns blue

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Koalas sleep 18 hours a day

The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia

An ostrich’ egg is bigger than it’s brain

Most lipsticks contain fish scales!

Birds need gravity to swallow

The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds!

Armadillos have 4 babies at a time and they are all the same sex!

Pearls melt in vinegar..

Almonds are members of the peach family

Hummingbirds can’t walk

Giraffes and cats can last longer without water than camels

Tree hugging is forbidden in China

The naming of tropical storms officially began in 1953

African Grey parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words

A giraffe can clean it’s ears with it’s 21 inch tongue

Camels’ milk doesn’t curdle

Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open

Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump

At birth Dalmatians are always white

hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backward

A duck cannot walk without bobbing it’s head

Dragonflies have 6 legs but cannot walk!

A strawberry is the only fruit with seeds on the outside

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal

A hummingbird’s heart beats at over 1,000 times a minute

Reindeer hair is hollow like a tube (extra insulation against cold)

Cows don’t have upper front teeth

An octopus’ pupil is rectangular

Cats cannot move their jaw sideways

It is physically impossible for pigs to look at the sky

The Amazon rainforest produces half the world’s oxygen supply

A group of frogs is called an army

A group of rhinos is called a crash

A group of kangaroos is called a mob

The only animals that purr are cats

A cat’s urine glows under a black light

Bears only eat female salmon (when fish is abundant)t0 to get at the eggs!

Horses use facial expressions as well to communicate

Squirrels cannot burp or vomit

Owls don’t have eyeballs they have eye tubes

Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolisms, SEE in slow motion

Dog’s sense of smell is 100.000 times stronger than humans’, but they have just 0ne-sixth of our number of taste buds

Male Gentoo and Adelie penquins “propose ” to each other by giving them a pebble

Octopuses have 3 hearts

Butterflies can taste with their feet,  so do flies

Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill 100 million per year (all species, all sizes)

Young goats pick up accents from each other

Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.

A group of parrots is called a pandemonium

A human brain operates on about 15 watts

Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels

Warm weather causes more turtles to be born female then male

Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times a second

The claws of the mantis shrimp can accelerate as quick as a .22 caliber bullet

A single strand of spider silk is thinner than a human hair but also five times stronger than steel the same width. A rope jut 2 inches thick could reportedly stop a Boeing 747

The recently discovered “bone- house wasps” stuff the walls of their nests with dead ants

By eating insect pests, bats save the US Agriculture industry an estimated $3 billion per year

Reindeer grow new antlers every year, they have the largest antlers relative to their body size then any other species

A wolf’s sense of smell is 100 times better a human sense of smell

The sounds of a humpback whale can be heard up to 15 km

There are 185 invasive animal species in the Great Lakes

An arctic fox can have up to 25 kits!

Lemmings are mature enough at 4 months to have offspring

Only 1/2 half of young reindeer will make it to maturity

The arctic tern flies the farthest of all birds

The arctic poppy is the farthest growing flower

Cormorants will vomit on their predators, they “offer” them their last meal, so they won’t get eaten

Up to 40 cormorants can next in one tree together

The whale shark, the largest fish on earth can way up to 34 tons

Baby Nile crocodiles stay with mom for 2 years

The acacia is one (if not the only) hardiest tree on the planet, roots go down to 80 meters below ground, it is also called “the tree of life”, it can withstand extreme cold and heat

The 8th spot on the head of a rattle snake is always a U shape, whereas the first ones are butterfly shapes

Sunflowers are Heliotropic , which means they turn there “face” with the sun