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More Weird But True Facts About Animals!

Blue whale babies weigh up to 7 tons at birth.

A female cod can lay up to 9 million eggs.

Snakes can see through their eyelids.

Elephants spend 23 hours a day eating.

Vultures sometimes eat so much they can’t take off again.

The Amazon ‘Jesus Christ lizard’ can run across water.

The biggest Antartic inland animal is a wingless fly measuring about 60 mm long.

Fleas can jump up to 30 cm, twenty times their own body length.

Bluebottle flies can smell meat from distances 7 km away.

Many birds migrate, but the Arctic tern travels furthest. It flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and back again, a trip of 32,000 kilometers.

Some animals can regrow parts of their bodies if damaged. Starfish can grow new ‘arms.’ Slow-worms can regrow broken-off tails. Lizards can grow new tails.

One golden poison-dart frog could kill up to 1500 people with its poison.

The giant squid has the largest eyes of any animal. They can be 39 cm across, which is 16 times wider than a human eye.

The peregrine falcon can spot its prey from more than 8 km away.

The sleepiest mammals are armadillos, sloths and opossums. They spend 80 per cent of their lives sleeping or dozing.

A mayfly only lives one day, but a tortoise can expect to live 100 years.

Stegosaurus was one of the most famous of the dinosaurs and was an impressive 9 meters long. But its brain was the size of a walnut.

Amazing and Weird Facts About Animals

There are only 3 animals w/ blue tongues; the black bear, the chowchow dog, and the blue tongued lizard.

Camels have 3 eyelids

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain and can run up to 43 mph

Toucans are found only in tropical areas of Central and South America. Some toucan spp. have bills more than half as long as their bodies.

A beaver can hold it’s breath for 45 mins.

The longest recorded life span of a tapeworm was 35 years.

You’re 20 times more likely to be struck by lightening than to be bitten by a rattlesnake.

A male angler fish attaches itself to a female and never lets go. Their vascular systems unite and the male becomes entirely dependent on the female’s blood for nutrition.

Bengal tigers are the most water loving of the big cats. They will even chase prey into the water.

A dog was the first animal in space and a sheep, a duck, and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

The oldest breed of dog is the saluki

The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world.

The elephant is the only mammal that can not jump.

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