Fun Facts About Animals

By Dickson Osas

Every animal species has a unique characteristic: a probosci’s tail, the venom that can instantly coagulate the victim’s blood, or a tongue that can move quicker than the human eye can keep up with it.

Fun Fact about Dolphins

Pair of Dolphins 
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  • The brains of dolphins can only sleep half at a time

Dolphins are mammals, even though they reside in waters due to their capacity to withhold their breath for an extended period. To survive, Dolphin’s brain needs to be constantly active, even in their sleep, to be alert when to move to the water’s surface whenever they need air. They hardly close their eyes.

Fun Fact about Blue Whales 

Whale in the sea
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  • The heaviest Animals are the blue whales

From the comparison, the average weight of a blue whale is equal to three or four elephants joined together. The tongue of a blue whale is similar to the importance of an elephant.

Fun Fact about Cockroach

Cockroach on a rock
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  • A cockroach can live for 2 weeks without its head

Cockroaches may survive for more than two weeks without their heads since their brain is not situated in the head. A cockroach without a leader can walk about, move its body, and continue to inflict its destructive plans. Starvation killed the insect because of the lack of mouth to assimilate food into its system.

Fun Facts About Frogs

Green tree frong Geico lizard
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  • Frogs can view an object around 360 degrees

Frogs at any position can easily view an object around, including whatever object behind them. Their 360-degree eyeball suddenly makes it difficult for anyone or anything to meet a frog. They also never sleep with their eyes closed.

alsoI, Frogs never vomit at all; if they ever try to vomit, they will definitely vomit their whole intestine out of their mouth.

Fun Facts About Shrimp’s

Shrimp's in rock
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  • The shrimp’s heart is found in its head.

It was revealed that the shrimp’s heart is located around the thorax, which is connected directly to the head and has the same thin line exoskeleton that separates from the rest of the body.

Fun Facts About Snails

Bokeh Grapevine Snail Large Garden Snails
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  • A snail can hibernate for about three years.

Snails are animal that strives for better moisture; if there is no tendency to get this moisture environment, they can hibernate for close to three years to enable them to survive.

Fun Facts About Elephants 

Elephant in mud
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  • The only animal that can’t jump is the elephant.

Based on fact, Elephant remains the only animal that can’t jump. Nevertheless, elephants can run about 23miles within an hour but always keep one of their foot on the ground while running.

Fun Facts About Parrots

scarlet macaw
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  • Parrots help each other when in distress

For decades, parrots have been tagged as villains and selfish. A recent study countered this opinion; they found that African parrots are not what they claimed to be. They are genuinely kind and caring animals who look out for other parrots even when new to one another.

Fun Facts About Lions

Lions at the Zoo
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  • Male lions hardly hunt, while Female lions do most of the hunting

For pride reasons, female lions preferred doing the hunting while the male lion had their share of the portion. The male lion does the protection of the pack.

Fun Facts About Kangaroos

Kangaroo with kid in pouch
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  • Kangaroos can’t fart.

Among all animals on earth, kangaroos remain the only animal that doesn’t release any toxic pollution into the atmosphere. That’s why they consider them an animal who doesn’t fart.

Fun Facts About Ostrich 

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  • The brain of the ostrich is smaller than its eyes.

Ostrich possesses the enormous eyes among the bird species. Their eyes are even five times larger than that of humans. Therefore, they have a more comprehensive look than their brain, but their size doesn’t make their brain function less.

Fun Facts About Koalas

A cute koala chews on eucalyptus leaves at Koala Gardens, Kuranda, Australia.
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  • Koalas’ fingers print prints are just like that of humans.

At a crime scene, research made it known that the fingerprint of humans is just that humans fingerprints that hat are almost the same as that of Koala fingerprints. Many times, crime scene investigators have always confused them together.

Fun Facts About Rhinoceros Horn

Rhinoceros Horn
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  • The Rhinoceros horn is not the same as other animal’s horns

The rhinoceros’ horn does not have the same physical characteristics as foot nails and cow horns, but it is not a horn in the conventional sense. The rhino’s horn is a tuft of hair that forms on its nose and becomes tightly packed and cemented together by exudates from sebaceous glands.

Fun Facts About  Sloth

Braunkehl-Faultier - Three-fingered Sloth (lat.: Bradypus variegatus) , La Corona, Departamento de Matagalpa - Nicaragua
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  • A sloth needs two weeks to finish digesting its food

A variety of microorganisms that aids in the gradual breakdown of the foods is found in their multi-layered stomachs, which are shaped like a cow’s stomach. The most extended period for any mammal to digest a meal is two weeks for a sloth.

ogether by exudates from sebaceous glands.

Fun Facts About Cows

Cows with Tag in ears
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  • About two hundred thousand glasses of milk can extract from a cow in its lifetime.

In its lifespan, a cow could generate roughly 200,000 glasses of milk. For the cows to produce milk, much water must be consumed. Every day, cows use 25 to 50 liters of water. That is almost a bathtub’s worth.