• A group of owls is called a parliament.
  • The scientific name of the red fox is Vulpes vulpes.
  • Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
  • There is a butterfly in Africa with enough poison in its body to kill six cats!
  • The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  • A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.
  • Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.
  • Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
  • Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.
  • Cows have best friends.
  • Macaques in Japan use coins to buy vending machine snacks.
  • Rats laugh when tickled.
  • Pigs’ orgasms last for 30 minutes.
  • Dolphins have names for each other.
  • Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.
  • If you keep a goldfish. in a dark room, it will become pale!
  • For every human in the world, there are one million ants.
  • During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.
  • Ants never sleep. Also, they don’t have lungs.
  • It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.
  • Koala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else.
  • Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.
  • Long-time bird watcher and nature writer Candace Savage has observed that crows are so intelligent they can play pranks on each other.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Squirrels will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned.
  • A snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.
  • You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt and females hiss.
  • Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any mammal.
  • A black panther is really a black leopard.
  • Hippos can run faster than humans!
  • The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan hounds.
  • A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.
  • Scientists have performed brain surgery on cockroaches.
  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
  • A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
  • Deer can’t eat hay.
  • On average, cows poop 16 times per day!
  • The most poisonous fish in the world is the stone fish.
  • Killer whales are not whales at all, rather a species of dolphin.
  • The fear of animals is called zoophobia.

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