Animal Did You Know’s

Animal, dog, cat, bird, snake, rat, polar bear and more did you know facts about our beautiful creatures….Will be updated as we find more interesting ones 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog!

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Did you know: ‘Babe’ was played by over 50 pigs ♥

Did you know: Coconuts kill over 150 people each year (more than sharks)

Did you know: The average porcupine has 30,000 spikes

Did you know: For every human there are 200 million insects – eeeek!!!

Did you know: An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain

Did you know: More people are killed from bees than snakes

Did you know: Zoophobia is the fear of animals

Did you know: Your foot is the most common body part bitten by insects.

Did you know: Owls can’t move their eyes from side to side

Did you know: A dolphins top speed is 60kph, a sharks top speed is 70kph

Did you know: A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute.

Did you know: It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk

Did you know: Bats are the only mammals that fly

Did you know: A female dog carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born.

Did you know: Goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light

Did you know: White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf

Did you know: 1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year

Did you know: Carnivorous animals won’t eat another animal that’s been hit by lightning.

Did you know: It takes 1 alligator to make a pair of shoes and 3 for a pair of boots #SadFact 😦

Did you know: The average city dog lives 3 years longer than a country dog

Did you know: Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day

Did you know: Armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex

Did you know: Lions in the wild usually make no more than 20 kills a year

Did you know: More people are allergic to cows milk than any other food

Did you know: There are around 700 different species of venomous snakes…around 250 of these are capable of killing a human with one bite.

Did you know: Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.

Did you know: Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.

Did you know: Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur, it actually has black skin.

Did you know: The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away.

Did you know: The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.

Did you know: The embryos of a tiger shark fight against each other in the womb of the mother. The shark embryo which survives gets born.

Did you know: There are no snakes in New Zealand.

Did you know: Walt Disney was scared of mice.

Did you know: Birth control pills designed for humans will also work for a gorilla.

Did you know: In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.

Did you know: Cats spend 66% of their life asleep

Did you know: Spiders are arachnids and not insects

Did you know: Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day

Did you know: Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs

Did you know: All insects have 6 legs

Did you know: African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words

Did you know: A camel’s milk doesn’t curdle

Did you know: Cats have over 100 vocal chords

Did you know: A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue

Did you know: Elephants sleep between 4 – 5 hours in 24 period

Did you know: Frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open

Did you know: The Killer Whale (also known as Orca) is actually a type of dolphin.

Did you know: The most popular breed of dog in the world by registered ownership is the Labrador.

Did you know: An elephant can use its tusks to dig for ground water. An adult elephant needs to drink around 210 litres of water a day.

Did you know: A bear has 42 teeth

Did you know: Most lipsticks contain fish scales

Did you know: Rabbits like licorice

Did you know: A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue

Did you know: Reindeer like bananas

Did you know: The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds

Did you know: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear

Did you know: Birds need gravity to swallow

Did you know: It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down

Did you know: Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump

Did you know: Frogs don’t drink (they absorb water through their skin)

Did you know: At birth Dalmations are always white

Did you know: Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards

Did you know: A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head

Did you know: A hummingbird’s heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute

Did you know: Dragonflies have 6 legs but can’t walk

Did you know: A crocodile can’t move its tongue

Did you know: Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal

Did you know :An elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature

Did you know: Bats always turn left when exiting a cave

Did you know: Crocodiles never outgrow their enclosure

Did you know: Reindeer hair is hollow inside like a tube

Did you know: Cows don’t have upper front teeth

Did you know: An octopus pupil is rectangular

Did you know: Cats can’t move their jaw sideways

Did you know: Its physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky

Did you know: A group of frogs is called an army

Did you know: A group of rhinos is called a crash

Did you know: A group of kangaroos is called a mob

Did you know: A group of whales is called a pod

Did you know: A group of geese is called a gaggle

Did you know: A group of owls is called a parliament

Did you know: The only animals that purr are cats

Did you know: A cats urine glows under a blacklight

Did you know: White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf

Did you know: Cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees

Did you know: Small dogs usually live longer than larger breeds

Did you know: Domestic cats dislike citrus scents

Did you know: Cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length

Did you know: Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels

Did you know: You’re more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

Did you know: A crocodile can’t stick out its tongue

Did you know: Ostriches don’t bury their heads in sand

Did you know: Only female mosquitoes bite

Did you know: Hummingbirds can’t walk

Did you know: India is home to over 200 million cows

Did you know: Duck eggs are the largest eggs in the world

Did you know: Flamingos can bend their knees backwards

Did you know: Scorpions glow under ultra violet light

Did you know: Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning

Did you know: Isaac Newton invented the cat door

Did you know: Gorillas sleep 14 hours a day

Did you know: Female lions complete 90% of the hunting in their herd

Did you know: The lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years

Did you know: The stomach acids found in a snakes stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair

Did you know: A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel

Did you know: There are more chickens than people

Did you know: For every human there are 200 million insects

Did you know: The average bed contains over 6 billion dust mites

Did you know: An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes

Did you know: Emus can’t walk backwards

Did you know: The average hen lays 228 eggs a year

Did you know: More people are killed from bees than snakes

Lots more still to come!

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