50 Silly But True Animal Facts

If you find any of these animal facts to be untrue or misleading, please leave a comment and I will correct the information. These are true to the best of my knowledge, so I apologize for any incorrect facts. Feel free to use any of these, but please link back to my page! :) Sites where I have obtained information can be found below in the links section.

  1. Elephants spend 23 hours a day eating.
  2. Snakes do not have eyelids.
  3. Owls cannot move their eyeballs.
  4. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
  5. Cows give more milk when listening to music.
  6. Ferret babies are called kits.
  7. Bears (fully grown) can run as fast as horses.
  8. Mice sperm is larger than elephant sperm.
  9. Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out.
  10. Dolphins sleep with one eye closed.
  11. Kangaroos use their tail for balance while hopping.
  12. Camels have 3 eyelids.
  13. Lions can mate more than 50 times per day.
  14. Polar Bears are the only mammals with hair on the soles of their feet.
  15. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
  16. Penguins can jump up to 6 feet high.
  17. Flamingos can only eat when their head is upside down.
  18. Giraffes are the tallest animal in the world.
  19. Goats have rectangular pupils.
  20. Emus cannot walk backwards.
  21. Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
  22. Humming Birds are the smallest birds in the world.
  23. Woodpeckers can peck 20 times per second.
  24. Chameleon tongues are as long as their body.
  25. Hippos can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes.
  26. Zebras are white with black stripes.
  27. Rats last longer without water than camels.
  28. Goldfish have a memory span of at least 3 months.
  29. Donkeys will sink in quicksand but Mules will not.
  30. Pigs' orgasms last for 30 minutes.
  31. Sharks are the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  32. Ostrich eyes are bigger than their brain.
  33. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  34. Grasshoppers have white blood.
  35. Owls are one of the only animals that can see the color blue.
  36. Porcupines float in water.
  37. Moles can dig 300-feet long tunnels in one night.
  38. Sloths spend 80% of their lives sleeping or dozing.
  39. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  40. Oyster babies are called spats.
  41. Chickens cannot swallow while they are upside down.
  42. Iguanas can end their own life.
  43. Squids have 10 tentacles.
  44. Scallops have 35 blue eyes.
  45. Swans are the only birds with penises.
  46. Tarantulas can live up to 2 years without any food.
  47. Salamanders breathe through their skin.
  48. Platypus' have bills like a duck and lay eggs as birds do.
  49. Koalas are one of the few mammals that have fingerprints.
  50. Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world.

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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona Author

Isn't it? I love giraffes and found that photo through google and had to use it. :D

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Thanks for the interesting animal facts. I love the pictures, especially the tiger. I just love tigers!!! Nice hub.

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Tater2tot 8 years ago from ~~~

haha wow! That is super cool but weird facts. I just got a turtle and now when I look at him, I am gonna wonder if he is breathing through his butt! LOL! Good hub.


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the dentist 8 years ago from Midwest

Fun hub, great pictures.

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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona Author

Hahhaha Tayler!

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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

These are great! What a compilation of data! Fun!

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Fun animal facts and great trivia!

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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

This was great, a lot of fun facts.

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ptshubs 8 years ago

great informative hub......nice work

Doug  7 years ago

I wish I was a turtle!!!!

you will never know 7 years ago

platypuses are meet eaters and male platypuses have poisins stingers in there rear feet

Kendall 6 years ago

Well yes SOME of those r true how ever most r not true like a gold fish does not have the attention spand of three sec it's more like three mounths

just mii 6 years ago

I thought fennec foxes also have hair on the soles of their feet.

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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

These are really awesome facts!

Shane Ahmedi 6 years ago

o.m.g! that was soo interesting! nice!

Jurie Groenewald 6 years ago

Incorrect fact about Hippo,

They can stay under water for a maximum time of 6 minutes! Oops! Sorry to dissapoint

mechington 6 years ago

it has been proven goldfish can remember mazes for up to a month

bobby boobs 6 years ago

so many of these facts are wrong

Dyshiki 6 years ago

awesome facts dude big thanks like it helped me a lot with my science exit project about weird animal facts so thnx and ur awesome XP

Bianca 6 years ago

I magine a pig and a Lion mating?

Miss Williams 6 years ago

hubpages you copied all the animal facts off my web page you wanker !!!!!!

jenny 5 years ago


planetsheep 5 years ago

Hey, mint facts i sound lyke propa intelige init, i wonder if i shag a pig and and pighuman children they wud orgasim for dat long,

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Anonymous 5 years ago

Nice stuff people

aman 5 years ago

ya the facts are very intresting and very good

amanda rochlus 5 years ago

the kid 5 years ago

i lov alllll animals did you know that the koala sleeps for 22 hours each day and the smallest animal is a bat called a kitti's hog-nosed bat or the bumblebee bat.it weighs as much as a peanut.

prosper hombiro 5 years ago

nice facts animals are friendly than people

ted056 5 years ago

I want to be a pig

sangee 5 years ago

really owesome and most interesting

brian beltn 5 years ago

So THAT"S why they call me a pig in sex

RandomGuyFromGoogle 5 years ago

Interesting facts!

The goldfish one, however, is not true. The average memory span of a goldfish is around six months, I believe. You can even teach goldfish how to perform tricks, like swim through hoops, or play soccer.

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robbie s. 5 years ago

Many of these are not facts or even remotely true.

Gogirldoit6 4 years ago

I love the one with the aye aye and turtles breath through its butt it's so funny I even telled my mom she fainted and my grandma and grandpa and dad and sister and she does this thing called little peep and little grape so it's like a comedy show and she made one with the turtle breathing through its butt and the aye aye Your friend gogirl6

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kyleaby 4 years ago

does anybody have the koala finger-print database. i seek justice.

sos yolo 4 years ago

these faces arnt real their fake

Julius Atusasire Kikongi 4 years ago

These facts are interesting. As a researcher, I have appreciated someone who conducted this research to come up with all these findings. This helps us to improve our knowledge and understanding more facts about different animal species around the globe.

youssef 4 years ago

i like this facts they r awesome and intersting

samar wael 4 years ago

I really had fun reading these facts xD

keep it up !

I love you ya animals

Alysha 4 years ago

Go on my animal blog. On google look up AnimalLover1530. My blog is animal Craze

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

No problem! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I'll change the information on my page. :)

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

They might be wrong now. I need to update the page. Thank you for stopping by.

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

LOL odd combination for sure.

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

I didn't know this! Thanks for sharing! :)

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

They are still considered monkeys.

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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

They were at the time. However, they need to be looked at again and edited.

mekus 4 years ago

rabbits also have hair on the sole of their feet

lulu 3 years ago

fact #26 is incorrect. zebras are grey with black & white stripes.

.. 2 years ago

the goldfish one is wrone their memory span is only three seconds

tirth 10 months ago

all facts are amazing and true

nnnnnnnn 3 months ago


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