Unknown Facts About Animals, Birds And Insects
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1/8 squirrels will seduce a mouse before eating its first nut.
1 in 7 chimpanzees will try kidnapping a girl because of the influence of the major motion picture, King Kong.
1 in 8 alligators will be confused about their gender and will experiment with mates of the same gender.
1 in every 3 dogs have dreams about being beat by their owners.
1 of every 500 male narwhals can grow tusks; both its left and right incisors grow out.
1 out of every 500 male narwhals can grow TWO tusks instead of just 1.
11% of people in a romantic relationship have ended it because of their cat.
160 species of fish are being discovered each year.
2 million fish die in the Chesapeake Bay every year.
25% of all fires of unknown origin are rat-caused.
3% of people who own pets give Valentine’s gifts to them.
30% of cat owners allow their cats in bed.
30 percent of the time it rains, foxes drag their babies out to the nearest puddle and then they all walk away for no reason at all.
36 million cows and calves are slaughtered annually in the U.S.
4 common species of bumblebee have seen their numbers decrease by 96% in recent decades.
40,000 dead velvet crabs are washed up on the short of Kent in England.
44% of male penguins are self conscious about their bodies.
5,000 red-winged blackbirds mysteriously died all at once one New Years in Arkansas.
50 birds were found dead on a residential street in Sweden, with no visible injuries.
500 blackbirds inexplicably fell from the sky over a ¼ mile stretch of road in Louisiana.
70% of cows a year have a contest to see who can “moo” louder and produce more milk.
70% of giraffes will have suicidal thoughts before their 13th birthday.
70% of people believe their dog would risk its life for them.
70% of people will sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards.
73% of Americans still believe that dogs are the better pet when compared to cats.
75% of wild birds die before they grow to be 6 months old.
79% of pet owners sleep with their pets.
80% of lion cubs die before the age of 2 (in the wild)
84% of cat owners are women
9% of kittens bite their claws in fear of being declawed.
A 1,200 pound horse consumes seven times its own weight in a year.
A 70-pound octopus can squeeze through a hole no bigger than a silver dollar because it has no backbone.
A baby giant anteater spends the first year of its life riding on its mother’s back.
A baby goat is called a ‘kid.’
A balanced diet for humans is almost the same for rats.
A bat can eat up to 1,000 insects per hour.
A beaver can hold its breath underwater for 45 minutes.
A bird chews with its stomach.
A bird has to fly at a minimum speed of 11 mph to be able to keep itself aloft.
A black panther is really a black leopard.
A Black Widow’s bite is 15 time stronger than a rattlesnake’s.
A blind chameleon will still change color to match its surroundings.
A butterfly has 12,000 eyes.
A calf in Buckely, Michigan was born with eight legs and two tails.
A camel’s hump is actually a fat store for when food is scarce. Malnourished camels have floppy humps.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.
A cat returns to its bowl about 36 times in one day.
A cat’s dreams lasts 2-3 minutes and is usually about pouncing and killing prey.
A cat that falls from the 20th floor of a building has 30% greater chance of survival than a cat that falls from the 7th floor.
A centipede’s body is made up of upto 150 segments with a pair of legs for each segment.
A chameleon can move its eyes in TWO different directions at the SAME TIME. They have complete 360-degree vision.
A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
A cheetah’s lifespan is up to 12 years in the wild.
A chicken once lived for 2 years without his head. The axe missed the jugular vein and left enough brain stem for the chicken to survive.
A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A cricket can’t hear its own chirping.
A dik-dik is a tiny antelope that lives in East Africa, Namibia and Angola.
A dog’s internal cooling system is more effective the longer their nose is.
A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running.
A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than an average humans.
A dragonfly can fly as fast as 38 mph.
A ducks quack does echo, it’s just very hard to hear.
A female cuckoo will destroy the eggs in other birds’ nests and replace them with her own.
A female elephant will only leave her herd if she is captured by humans or killed.
A female Green Spoonworm inhales the males through feeding tubes, who then spend their lives in her genital sac fertilizing eggs.
A female mosquito lubricates her mouthparts with saliva before biting a human
A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.
A full grown bear can run as fast as some horses.
A full grown elephant can consume hundreds of pounds of food in a day.
A full grown octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a silver dollar.
A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
A giant squid’s eyes have a diameter of 15 inches which are the largest of any animal.
A giraffe can clean its own ears with its 20 inch tongue.