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