Home Animals 160 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Animals You Didn’t Know 5 years ago 4 years ago Animals 160 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Animals You Didn’t Know by Fact Toss We share 70% of our DNA with a slug. We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp. Starfish don’t have brains. Polar bears are left handed. An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs. Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump. Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating. A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out. Rats and horses can’t vomit. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water. Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives. Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage. Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world. Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids. Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not. Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you. The lifespan of 75 percent of wild birds is 6 months. All porcupines float. Humans and dolphins are the only mammals that have sex for pleasure. Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music. Cats can make over 100 individual vocal sounds, whereas dogs can only make 10. Hippopotamus milk is bright pink. Chameleons and seahorses can move their eyes in two different directions at the same time which enables them to spot predators more easily. A crocodile has so much acid in its stomach that it can digest steel. Crocodiles can grow up 50 new sets of teeth in a lifetime. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue. Fireflies are the only creatures that give off light without generating heat. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years. Human birth control pills work on gorillas. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink. A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is lifted off the ground. It needs its tail for pushing off. Male sea lions may have more than 100 wives and sometimes go three months without eating. Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads the same way men do. A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment. The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny. A bat can eat up to 1,000 insects per hour. The most popular female dog name is Maggie. The most popular male dog name is Max. Birds can recognize landmarks. The starfish is the only animal capable of turning its stomach inside out. About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than six feet deep. Post PaginationPrevious PagePrevious2 / 4Next PageNext animals, facts, randomLike it? Share with your friends!