Awesome Facts About Animals (Part 2)
“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot
“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. Alfred A. Montapert
Animal world is an another marvelous creation of nature. And most of them are awesome. It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world. From the tiny flea to the great blue whale, each animal possesses a unique quality that makes it stand out from the rest. It can be their physical appearance, abilities etc:-. There are a million ways in which animals are funny, sweet, loving, sneaky, silly, and sometimes even weird. In my previous post,Awesome Facts About Animal(Part 1),I promised you that I'll be back with, Awesome facts about animal part 2.So here is an another collection of awesome facts about animals.
- Wolves are awesome dads. When pups are born, papa wolves will guard the family in the den, bring home food for the kiddos, and serve as a mentor for pack members.
- Cows have panoramic vision, which means they can see more than 300 degrees at a time, compared to only about 140 degrees for humans.
- Hippos can spend all day in the sun without burning, so scientists are trying to copy a molecule in their sweat that seems to serve not only as a super-sunblock but also as an insect repellent.
- A newborn Chinese water deer is so small it can almost be held in the palm of the hand.
- A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
- If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop , they use their tails for balance.
- For every human in the world there are one million ants.
- It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.
- To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
- Animals generate 30 times more waste than humans which is 1.4 billion tons every year.
- The blue whale weighs as much as thirty elephants and is as long as three Greyhound buses. In other word they are about 35 m (115 ft) in length and weighing incredible 150 tones.
- There is a butterfly in Africa with enough poison in its body to kill six cats.
- Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again depending on which is best for mating.
- Fireflies are the only creatures that give off light without generating heat.
- Only half of a dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. The other awake half makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.
- An elephant’s trunk has around 15,000 muscles. 200 liters of water is drunk from it per day.
- The most popular female dog name is Maggie. The most popular male dog name is Max.
- An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived.
- A dog can hear sounds that are 100 times fainter than the faintest sounds that a person can hear. If a person can just hear a noise that is coming from 10 feet away, a dog could hear that same noise from 100 feet away.
- If a sole (a type of fish) lays upon a chessboard it can change the colouring of its body to match the pattern of the chess board. The sole takes about 4 minutes to make the change.
- Of all the animals on earth the mosquito has contributed to the deaths of more people than any other animal. Mosquitoes transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia with millions of resulting deaths. At least 2 million people annually die of these diseases. They also considered as the most dangerous animal in the planet.
- The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.
- The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessel is so broad, that a person could swim through it.
- Much like humans do in high school, chickens who can remember the faces and ranks of more than 100 other birds form complex social hierarchies, with every chicken knowing his or her place on the social ladder.
- When squirrels know that they are being watched by potential thieves, they will pretend to bury an acorn while actually concealing it in their mouth.
- While hibernating, little brown bats can reduce their heart rate from 200 to 20 beats per minute and can even stop breathing for approximately 45 minutes. This state of regulated hypothermia allows the bats to survive through periods of food scarcity and can last from a few hours to a few months.
- Crocodiles can potentially live forever. The gradual deterioration of the body caused by aging that occurs in humans does not occur in crocodiles. Crocs die only from disease, accidents, starvation, or predation. Sea urchins, lobsters, clams, tortoises, turtles, and alligators also do not age biologically. Also Crocodiles have by far the strongest bite of all animals, around 15 times more powerful than great white shark.
- Elephants have an exceptional sense of hearing. This is because their hearing receptors are not located only in their ears, but also in trunks that are sensitive to vibrations, and even more significantly feet, which have special receptors for low frequency sound.
- 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans and they are the only members of the cat family where males and females look distinctly different.
- The giraffe needs less food than typical grazing animals because the foliage it eats has more concentrated nutrition and it has a more efficient digestive system compared to other grazing animals.
- Cheetah is the fastest land animal. Adult cheetah can reach speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) and Cheetah can purr but not roar like lions and tigers can.
- Rabbits have a remarkably wide field of vision, which they use for scanning the area for possible predators and they are extremely reproductive, in just one season a single female rabbit can produce as many as 800 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
- When penguin mother loses a chick, she sometimes attempts to "steal" another mother's chick but this is rarely successful because not only does the real mother defend her chick but also because other females in vicinity assist the defending mother in keeping her chick.
- While moms hunt, emperor penguin dads fast for weeks and protect their egg from the cold with a special flap of skin.
- The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer.
- Goats are quite agile creatures and in some cases they can jump over 5 feet.
- Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.
- Scientists estimate that the largest dinosaurs may have weighed 80,000 to 100,000 kilograms and the smallest dinosaurs known were about the size of a chicken, if not smaller.
- Hyenas have very powerful digestive system with highly acidic fluids which makes them capable of eating and digesting their entire prey, including skin, teeth, horns and bones.