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Did You Know? - Animals - Part 2

  • Did you know giraffes has the highest blood pressure of any animal
  • Did you know India has over 50 million monkeys
  • Did you know ostriches have a 14 meter (46 foot) long small intestine
  • Did you know your foot is the most common body part bitten by insects
  • Did you know Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs
  • Did you know a squid has 10 tentacles
  • Did you know you're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than any other
  • Did you know more people are killed by hippopotamuses then by lions, elephants and water buffalos combined
  • Did you know a woodpeckers tongue can wrap around its head twice
  • Did you know snakes can't blink
  • Did you know ants don’t like baby powder (talcum powder)
  • Did you know a rat can tread water for 3 days
  • Did you know dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout
  • Did you know sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km (2.5miles) away
  • Did you know bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes
  • Did you know flamingoes can live up to 80 years
  • Did you know the only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica
  • Did you know Australia has the largest sheep population
  • Did you know greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 67kph (42mph)
  • Did you know you can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth (most males have 40, females 36)
  • Did you know sharks never stop moving even when they sleep or rest
  • Did you know greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed
  • Did you know when 2 zebras stand side by side they usually face each other in opposite directions to keep an eye out for predators
  • Did you know most cows produce more milk when they listen to music
  • Did you know elephants communicate in sound waves below the frequency that humans can hear
  • Did you know giant tortoises can live in captivity longer than any other animal
  • Did you know snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise)
  • Did you know a blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating
  • Did you know pelicans consume around a 1/3 of its body weight in a single meal
  • Did you know gorillas can't swim
  • Did you know house cats have 18 claws
  • Did you know giraffes can't cough
  • Did you know the Giant Pacific Octopus can squeeze its entire body through a hole the size of its beak
  • Did you know deers don't like hay
  • Did you know shrimps are all born male but slowly grow into females
  • Did you know the average elephant produces 22kg (50 pounds) of dunn each day
  • Did you know there are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos
  • Did you know the average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years
  • Did you know a platypus can eat its weight in worms every day
  • Did you know fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle
  • Did you know spiders have transparent blood
  • Did you know mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes
  • Did you know only 4 out of 20,000 species of bees produce honey
  • Did you know March 14 is 'save a spider day'
  • Did you know there are over 4,300 known species of ladybugs
  • Did you know a fly's recation time is 30 milliseconds
  • Did you know butterflies taste with their back feet
  • Did you know moths have no stomach
  • Did you know bees and house flies flap their wings 200 times a second
  • Did you know bees have 4 wings
  • Did you know 60 cows can produce a ton of milk each day
  • Did you know police dogs are trained to respond to commands in foreign languages (usually German or Hungarian)
  • Did you know jellyfish don't have a brain
  • Did you know ferrets sleep between 18 - 20 hours a day
  • Did you know a group of foxes is called a skulk
  • Did you know a hippopotamus can run faster than a man
  • Did you know a King Cobra is the biggest of all poisonous snakes and can grow to over 4 metres (13 feet) long
  • Did you know lions in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year
  • Did you know a male baboon can kill a leopard
  • Did you know rhinoceros have 3 toes on each foot
  • Did you know a shrimp has 5 pairs of legs
  • Did you know elephants can run up to 40kmh (25mph)
  • Did you know baby rattlesnakes are born in August and September
  • Did you know most snakes have 1 lung
  • Did you know camels have 3 eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
  • Did you know the night vision of tigers is 6 times better than humans
  • Did you know flamingoes can live up to 80 years old
  • Did you know in Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions
  • Did you know most dinosaurs lived to be more than 100 years old
  • Did you know out of the 250+ known species of shark only 18 are known to be dangerous to man
  • Did you know an ostriches can outrun a horse
  • Did you know ostriches can live up to 75 years old
  • Did you know sheep won't drink from running water
  • Did you know squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground
  • Did you know wild cobras can live up to 20 years old
  • Did you know the average cow produces 40 glasses of milk a day
  • Did you know a blue whale can weigh as much as 30 elephants and as long as 3 large tour buses
  • Did you know the greyhound is the fastest dog and can reach speeds of up to 72kph (45mph)
  • Did you know the fastest fish in the sea is the swordfish and can reach up to speeds of 108kph (68mph, 59knots)
  • Did you know female condors lays a single egg once every 2 years
  • Did you know hippopotamuses have skin 3.8cm (1.5in) thick
  • Did you know an arrow frog has enough poison to kill over 2,200 people
  • Did you know whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals
  • Did you know penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere primarily in Antarctica (excluding zoos above the equator)
  • Did you know toads only eat moving prey
  • Did you know when born a baby giraffe is 1.8m (6ft) tall
  • Did you know a bear in hibernation loses up to 25% of its body weight
  • Did you know pandas spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo
  • Did you know crocodiles continually grow new sets of teeth to replace old ones
  • Did you know the skeleton of an African elephant accounts for about 15% of its body weight
  • Did you know there are over 1,600 known species of starfishes
  • Did you know there are over 320 species of parrots
  • Did you know there are over 40,000 muscles tendons in an elephant's trunk
  • Did you know there are over 690 known species of bats
  • Did you know there are over 130 species of owl
  • Did you know a garfish has green bones
  • Did you know a camel can shut its nostrils during a desert sandstorm
  • Did you know a cat can keep purring while inhaling and exhaling
  • Did you know a fox litter is 10 to 15 pups
  • Did you know the spikes of a newborn hedgehog begin to appear within 24 hours
  • Did you know camels can drink 94 litres (25 gallons) of water in less than 3 minutes
  • Did you know you can smell a skunk 1.6km (1 mile) away
  • Did you know chicken drumsticks contain the least amount of meat on a chicken
  • Did you know more people are allergic to cows milk than any other food
  • Did you know a bumble bee flaps its wings at 160 times a second
  • Did you know a dragonfly can fly at 40kph (25mph)
  • Did you know flies can react to an object it sees and change direction in less than 30 milliseconds
  • Did you know a queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day
  • Did you know ants can lift 50 times their own weight
  • Did you know bees can see ultraviolet light
  • Did you know 80% of the world's food crops are pollinated by insects
  • Did you know 10% of with world's food supply is consumed by insects
  • Did you know it takes 110 silkworm cocoons to make an average tie
  • Did you know queen termites can live up to 50 years
  • Did you know most spiders have transparent blood
  • Did you know caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles
  • Did you know the fastest insect is the Australian dragon fly (its top speed is 57 km/h (35mp/h))
  • Did you know honey bees kill more people each year than snakes
  • Did you know there are over 100,000 different species of butterflies
  • Did you know there are over 80,000 different species of ants
  • Did you know it takes 5 years for an oyster to produce a medium sized pearl
  • Did you know moths have white blood
  • Did you know dolphin's can detect underwater sounds from 24 km (15 miles) away
  • Did you know dinosaurs lived on Earth for over 165 million years before they became extinct
  • Did you know jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years
  • Did you know only pregnant females polar bears hibernate
  • Did you know polar bears are strictly carnivores
  • Did you know some dinosaurs had tails over 13m (45 feet) long
  • Did you know the average age of a polar bear in the wild is 17 years
  • Did you know the tallest mammal is the giraffe
  • Did you know warthogs can reach speeds of 48km/h (29mph)
  • Did you know warthogs live for 15 years
  • Did you know when baby polar bear cubs are born they cannot see or hear for their first month
  • Did you know less than 20% of shark attacks are fatal
  • Did you know chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time
  • Did you know a chameleon's tongue is twice as long as its body
  • Did you know a newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in tall
  • Did you know a woodpecker can peck 20 times a second
  • Did you know catfish have over 100,000 taste buds
  • Did you know it takes 40 minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg
  • Did you know the world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand
  • Did you know mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet
  • Did you know mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes
  • Did you know no two spider webs are the same
  • Did you know there are over 900,000 known species of insects
  • Did you know worker ants may live for 7 years and the queen up to 15
  • Did you know the study of insects is called entomology
  • Did you know the average life span of a mosquito is 2 weeks
  • Did you know there are over 900 species of bats
  • Did you know after bananas a zoo gorilla's favorite food is celery
  • Did you know the African Rock Python can survive 2 years without eating
  • Did you know ostrich meat is the leanest of all red meats
  • Did you know gatophobia is the fear of cats
  • Did you know helminthophobia is the fear of worms
  • Did you know herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles
  • Did you know hippophobia is the fear of horses
  • Did you know ichthyophobia is the fear of fish
  • Did you know melissophobia is the fear of bees
  • Did you know myrmecophobia is the fear of ants
  • Did you know ornithophobia is the fear of birds
  • Did you know zoophobia is the fear of animals
  • Did you know a lions feed once every 3 to 4 days
  • Did you know lion's can't roar until the age of 2
  • Did you know all owls lay white eggs
  • Did you know all snakes are carnivorous
  • Did you know the tentacles of the giant arctic jellyfish can reach 36.6 meters (120 feet)
  • Did you know cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h (43mp/h) in 3 seconds
  • Did you know the oldest cockroach fossils are over 280 million years old

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