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Strange & Incredible Animal Facts

Updated on April 1, 2010

It is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years. (Please get your cats fixed!)

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

For every human in the world there is 15 dogs an 45 cats. (Again, fix your pets!)

Starfish don't have brains. (how sad!)

Were you aware that when a female fish sees a male fish blowing bubbles, it means he's ready for breeding?

It takes a lobster six to seven years to reach a weight of 500 grams.

The frog's tongue grows from the front of its mouth, which makes it easier to catch flies.

When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of 3 meters, normally without being hurt.

Cockroaches have a high tolerance to radiation and are the most likely creature to survive a nuclear war.

Pigs and Humansare the only creatures that get sun-burnt.

Fleas can jump 80 times their own height and 150 times their own length.

Did you know that The sharkis immune to all known diseases

The average slug can stretch itself out to 11 times its body length.

Snails can sleep for three years without eating. Also snakes hear through their jaws.

The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and nobody knows why.

All domestic cats hate lemons, or any citrus scent of any kind.

Many snakes never stop growing. That's one reason they must shed their skin.

The Chameleon's tongue is as long as its body.

Woodpeckers don't get headaches from all that pecking. Their skulls have air pockets to cushion the brain.

Reindeer eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur

Penguins can jump 6 feet in the air.

Elephants are the only animal that can't jump

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

Polar bears are left handed.

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

An adult blue whale's heart beats about 6 times a minute.

A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

A group of rhinos is called a crash.

A horse has 18 more bones than a human.
Black cats are considered lucky in some European countries.

The African Lungfish can live out of water for up to 4 years.

A blue whale's tongue is so large that 50 people could stand on it.

An elephant can smell water three miles away.

There are more cows than people in the US.

Tiger sharks can have anywhere from 10 to 80 young in one birth.

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age.


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    • jennshealthstore profile image

      Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

      Nice list. Very interesting facts. I can't believe that 50 people can stand on a blue whale's tongue!

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      Glimmer515 7 years ago from Never Never Land

      haha good point, its not like they can watch the bears and see which hand they sign their checks with :P

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      mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Polar bears are left how would one have found out this fact about polar bears? Interesting tidbits on animals, Glimmer515.