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Animal Facts
 

A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds.

Chimpanzees have been trained to have recognition vocabularies of 100 to 200 words.

A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair and keratin.

The crocodile has little or no ability to make sudden changes of direction when running on land.

The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

Polar bears can swim more than 60 miles without a rest.

Macaws are the largest and most colorful species of the parrot family.

Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth.

The two hemispheres of a dolphin's brain work independently. For 8 hours, the entire brain is awake. The left side then sleeps for 8 hours. When it wakes up, the right side sleeps for 8 hours.

An elephant's tooth can weigh up to three kilograms.

Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.

Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

The fastest running bird is the Ostrich.

Cougars can kill animals eight times their size.

An oyster can change its gender.

A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white coloring.

The sound of the blue whale's voice can travel up to a hundred miles underwater.

A butterfly's taste sensors are located below their feet.

An elephant cannot jump.

Leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans.

There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

George Orwell's book "Animal Farm" was turned down many times by different publishers.

The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.

Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating bamboo.

A baby giraffe is about six feet tall at birth.

Pigs can be taught to accomplish almost any feat a dog can master, and usually in a shorter period of time.

A camel with one hump is a Dromedary, while a camel with two humps is a Bactrian.

A bird sees everything at once in total focus.

Tunas need a continual flow of water across their gills to breathe and will suffocate if they stop swimming.

There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar.

Sharks can travel up to 40 miles per hour.

The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its tail around its nose.

A bite from a King Cobra can kill an elephant in 4 hours.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

Flamingoes live up to 80 years.

Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years.

 

 

 

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