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300 Random Animal Facts

If you’re looking for the most interesting list of animal facts, you’re at the right place! Here are 300 of the best fun & random facts about animals!

  1. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
  2. A newborn Chinese water deer is so small it can almost be held in the palm of the hand.
  3. Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  4. A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.
  5. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  6. The world’s smallest dog was a Yorkshire Terrier, which weighed just four ounces.
  7. Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long.
  8. Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.
  9. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  10. Deer have no gall bladders.
  11. There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.
  12. Snakes are carnivores, which means they only eat animals, often small ones such as insects, birds, frogs and other small mammals.
  13. In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting.
  14. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
  15. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that out of the 1,200 species of bats, only 2 can walk on ground. These are the Vampire bat and the Burrowing bat.
  16. Some male songbirds sing more than 2,000 times each day.
  17. The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.
  18. Blue-eyed lemurs are one of two (non-human) primates to have truly blue eyes.
  19. A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
  20. For every human in the world there are one million ants.
  21. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop – they use their tails for balance.
  22. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale!
  23. Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
  24. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  25. The average fox weighs 14 pounds.


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  1. Yasir Abbasi 12th May 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    These are amazing and I’d like to add few more Interesting Facts about Animals: The age of a deep sea sponge is 11,000 years.
    Snail venom can treat chronic pain.
    Few female fish, birds and insects can reproduce without mating with males.

  2. Madeleine Bean 28th March 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    There is a v in “over” lmfao

  3. Factural 22nd March 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    These facts are fun to read through. There’s nothing quite like the world of animals.

  4. Gabriella Lillith Elliot 27th February 2018 at 7:30 am - Reply

    #32 Canis lupis lupis is the name for the North American Grey wolf,Canis lupus baileyi is the name for the Mexican grey wolf.

  5. Gabriella Lillith Elliot 27th February 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    #54 that depends on the method of determining intelligence. If you use obedience as the measure, all sight hounds will fall low in the list, however most all sight hounds are more intelligent in matters of hunting where they will learn prey movements and attempt to predict where the prey will go next.

  6. Deeksha 23rd September 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    there is a V in over …

  7. Patrick Lister 13th September 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    “T”he quick brown fox smh

  8. Leanne Roberts-Elza 31st July 2017 at 3:01 am - Reply

    #132 is false. Myth created to sell shark cartilage taken from sharks

  9. Jen D 29th July 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Also breeding age of male goats is 3 months. They recommend waiting until 8-10 months so the females won’t hurt him.

  10. Jen D 29th July 2017 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Not all goats are seasonal breeders. Nigerian dwarfs, and Pygmies are not. And in warmer climates, a lot of breeds that typically are seasonal breeders can breed out of season or have longer seasons. Also, they have two seasons a year when they are seasonal breeders.

  11. John Chuckran 11th July 2017 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    # 262. As an outdoor enthusiast for over 40 years, involved in guiding and outfitting, I have never heard an American refer to an Elk as a Moose. Since we have both species here, it would be like calling a Bass a Salmon……

  12. John Chuckran 11th July 2017 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    #52. “A black panther is really a black leopard.” Although it might be different in other areas of the world, here in Michigan it is really a version of the Mountain lion, or puma. They have documented them here merely a black phase of the mountain lion, the leopard, not native to North America, is a different species.

  13. De James 16th June 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

    The “v” is in “over”

  14. Jazmyn Ironshield 2nd May 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply


  15. Brooke Williams 5th December 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    #46 there are two main different groupings of cattle one is beef and one is milk with many breeds falling into those categories. So the validity of that statement is very little simply due to the lack of specificity.

  16. knowyourfacts 29th September 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    line #43 “cows have 4 stomachs” is false. They have ONE large stomach that is DIVIDED into FOUR compartments to go threw the different stages of digestion.

  17. john smith 28th July 2016 at 3:56 am - Reply

    266: Alternate American names for the Elk are the moose and the Wapiti.

    IDK about Wapiti, but in America, Elk and Moose are 2 different species. Elk have thin antlers and moose have broad antlers (they also have different calls)

    • Sean Nathaniel Duncan 7th February 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Actually, Americans got it entirely wrong. You guys call a type of deer an Elk. The scientific naming for elk is the same as a moose I’m afraid… In science they are one in the same :)

      • John Chuckran 13th July 2017 at 12:52 am - Reply

        Actually, us Americans did get it correct….The scientific name for moose is Alces americanus (Linnaeus) (Cervidae) and the scientific name for Elk is Cervus canadensis. In Eurasia, Eurasian Elk (Alces alces) , are what here in America we call Moose. With that said, they are still different species than our Moose. So John is correct, maybe in Europe and Eurasian Elk is called a Moose, but going back to the question “Alternate American names…..), it is not correct. Restating the question “Alternate European names…..) would be correct.

  18. Bob Shiry 3rd May 2016 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Scorpions DO not kill themselves from alcohol being poured on them I’ve shown like 50 people various types of alcohol and scopion combinations even submerged some in it yes vodka whiskey wune gin moonshine

  19. joel 13th April 2016 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    number 24… the fox typists line does not have every letter. Where is “X” in that phrase?

    • francey 14th April 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

      fox, you literally said it

      • Alyssa 22nd March 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

        oh joel… you need help

    • Madeleine Bean 28th March 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

      In fox.

  20. Joanie 24th February 2016 at 3:45 am - Reply

    Number 284 is weird.. What if a moose just walks in the road then starts doing it with your car… o.o

  21. Joanie 24th February 2016 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Did you know, dogs or cats with white fur and blue eyes are deaf?

  22. jen 21st April 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    A cow has 1 stomach but regurgitates multiple times.

  23. Sarah Buela 9th December 2014 at 9:36 am - Reply

    search up the ‘African Unicorn’ ;-)

  24. Kari Elaine Michael 26th November 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    There are lots of dogs not just Chows that have tounges that are not pink

    • Lorne Jordan 14th October 2016 at 12:10 am - Reply

      yeah my Akita had a black tounque, and he was 100% badd a$$

    • Brooke Williams 5th December 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Shar-pei have black/blue tounges as well

  25. Guest 26th November 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    There are over 70 breeds of dog that can/do have tongues that are not pink.

  26. Chris 17th November 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    write about hippopotamus

  27. AlehiMarie 5th November 2014 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    for number 61… snakes also have two penis

  28. Cris Mumple 2nd November 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

    write about Aligators

  29. Link 7th October 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog
    before but after going through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.

    Regardless, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll be
    book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  30. Max M. 12th September 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    You read ALL of them!!??

  31. claire 11th September 2014 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    write about monkeys!!! monkeys are my favorite animal!!

  32. Dude That Talks VERY weirdly 4th September 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    then does that mean we are unicorns without rainbow fur, fart rainbows, and stand on two legs?

  33. Luke Ward
    Luke Ward 17th July 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

    True, but just because it’s mythical doesn’t mean there aren’t facts about it!
    And I hope it helped with your school work :)

    • Strawberry Abby Cupcake 5th December 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

      it sure did!

  34. Elsa123 5th June 2014 at 12:08 am - Reply

    fact 100 is inappropreate

  35. Elsa123 5th June 2014 at 12:07 am - Reply


  36. Elsa123 5th June 2014 at 12:04 am - Reply

    I like most of them though i use them for my news for school!

  37. Elsa123 5th June 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Some of them are inapropreate too.

  38. Allan Clegg 22nd April 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    sorry guys

  39. Allan Clegg 22nd April 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    oops over

  40. Allan Clegg 22nd April 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Just add the word very to 24

  41. Courtney 21st April 2014 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    This is Courtney again.I was wrong about number 24

  42. Courtney 21st April 2014 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Number 24 is incorrect

  43. boohoo 15th February 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    24 is wrong, it doesn’t use all the letters of the alphabet… there’s no “v”

    • anonymous 21st February 2014 at 3:51 am - Reply


    • Mo 24th June 2014 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Yes their is the quick brown fox jumps oVer. V in over duh

  44. aemry 22nd August 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    A lot of these are simply incorrect. Re-check your sources. However many of them are indeed true and interesting so thank you for those ones.

  45. Megan Bailey 23rd June 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    The navy or something trained dolphins to look for lost or sukin missiles . Like flipper :)

  46. Da bomb 23rd June 2013 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Number 88 is false it was dogs domesticated in 30,000. Bc

  47. Jam Ward 10th June 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Hey, thanks for letting us know!

  48. Quinanator 6th June 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I heard that giraffes make a really deep neigh

  49. HEY 22nd May 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    GET IT IN LOIN!! :) in number 296

  50. Jamie Marie Smith 1st April 2013 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Cows don’t have 4 stomachs, this is a common misnomer. 1 stomach w/4 compartments. I found several
    others need correcting too. But I learned a few new fun facts I didn’t know.
    ~Animal Science/Pre-vet major

  51. Guest 1st April 2013 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Cows don’t have 4 stomachs. I stomach w/4 compartments. I found several others need correcting too. But I learned a few new facts I didn’t know. ~Animal Science/Pre-vet major

  52. Darkeonz 27th January 2013 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    nr 18 is incorrect as well. There’s people who eat snakes and snake eggs. I’m sure there’s other cases as well

    • Derp Elisygen 11th May 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Well, in Cambodia and some other countries they eat boiled duck and goose eggs with the dead baby in them. The babies are boiled alive, and I do not agree with that. Sometimes they just eat the duck and goose eggs like a regular egg.

  53. ola o 24th January 2013 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    wow! This is amazing…

  54. onepie14 7th December 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    horses can’t vomit because it can’t breathe through the mouth

  55. onepie14 7th December 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    280 doesn’t he mean faces not faecs

  56. onepie14 7th December 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    (28)Well duh elephant teeth are huge

  57. onepie14 7th December 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    296 is gross

  58. who cares 11th October 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    no they’re definitely at the top, I’ve heard it in lots of different places

  59. me 26th September 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    some facts were ACTUALLY REPEATED :)))) but its good anyway…

  60. Person91 2nd September 2012 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Most of these facts are completely and utterly wrong

    • anonymous 21st February 2014 at 3:54 am - Reply

      write the correct list then

  61. derp 12th August 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Thus my little pony: Friendship is Magic is born.

    • joshua 8th March 2013 at 3:04 am - Reply

      what r u takeing about

  62. asdf 25th July 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    6 is wrong.

  63. Joshua 2nd July 2012 at 3:31 am - Reply

    Realy 278 Because Aligators Are 778 km/h. OK?

  64. Joshua 1st July 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Why Crocodiles Eat Stones? They Eat Gravestones!

  65. Savy 18th June 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    actually 221 is wrong because crocodile tongues are at the bottom of the mouth

  66. Juicebox 21st May 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    my baby got eatin by a DINGO ………… it was funny

  67. Taylorhuisman 21st May 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Did you know that pigs poop out rainbows and pretty shapes

    • Frank Western 22nd May 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      that is so true dude where do u live little kid

  68. Jordan Roen 21st May 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    whats up

  69. Emilygarlock 20th May 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I like someone special(Tim) bye:)

  70. Karyhartword 19th May 2012 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Yeah like if any of it’s real it’s all fake except the fact #13 it’s true cuz I got busted for it kk I didn’t ovisoualy someone has done it or else it wouldn’t have been posted!!! Just saying

    • savy 18th June 2012 at 1:59 am - Reply

      actually a lot of them are true but a good amount of them are also false

  71. Tim 8th May 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Here is one you could add unless you already have it and I missed it. Owls and Penguins are the only 2 birds that do not have crops.

  72. Tim 8th May 2012 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Yeah this is a really good page but some of these facts are incorrect. Flamingos are pink because of the algae they eat, not the shrimps. The one about 75% of wild birds living 6 months also needs revising. There are a few more that are out but I feel really bad as I can tell loads of work has gone into this page. I am a conservation biologist by trade and some of these points have surprised even me. Excellent page that once edited will be perfect for all readers.

  73. Death Itself 8th May 2012 at 1:23 am - Reply

    That elephant during WW2 made my day!!!

  74. Brett 25th April 2012 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Although very interesting, some of these “facts” are not facts. Recheck your sources. Great article though.

  75. Ruby 22nd April 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    snails have 47,000 teeth and by the way crocodile teeth are made of keratin not certain

  76. Ndschmidty@gmail.com 25th March 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe you know all of that

  77. Trollface 20th March 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    stopped reading once I started finding horrible spelling and contradicting “Facts”. This list needs an edit. Somebody who speaks English as their FIRST language please.

    • Jam Ward 21st March 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      What errors are you seeing with the above post? If you can tell us, we would be more then happy to change any spelling mistakes / wrong facts.

      And English is our first language ;)

  78. KittenShocked 20th March 2012 at 12:16 am - Reply

    231) A herd of unicorns is called a blessing.
    295) Pikachu is a mouse type Pokémon.

  79. Some Guy 19th March 2012 at 3:51 am - Reply

    172) A group of frogs is called an army.
    266) A group of frogs is called an army.139) The Sea Horse is the slowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h.
    298) The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h).212) If you have a fear of chickens, then you actually have Alektorophobia. 251) Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.80) Starfish have no heart, brain, or eyes! 146) Starfish have eight eyes – one at the end of each leg.166) Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans.
    123) A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than an average human’s.Feel free to add any I missed.

  80. Anitaselleck 16th March 2012 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Our quiz night will be great thanks to this webpage,very interesting!

  81. Eve 15th March 2012 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Huge list. Great post.

  82. Onalamaj 22nd February 2012 at 3:32 am - Reply

    the things that hold a crayfishes eggs dont really have a name i call them “thingies”

  83. Rosa 21st February 2012 at 5:07 am - Reply

    there actually only 298 facts…two are repeated. that a group of frogs is called an army and the rate of which sea horses move

  84. rilwan ayobami 13th February 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    interesting facts

  85. Umm... 19th January 2012 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    80) Starfish have no heart, brain, or eyes!146) Starfish have eight eyes – one at the end of each leg.Makes me question the validity of this list.

  86. patricio 16th January 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Great list of facts. Also interesting to read some of the posts.

  87. KCK 6th January 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Youtube alcohol on a scorpion. Its a myth…unfortunately.

  88. Yourcool 15th September 2011 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Wooow lies

  89. Charity 30th August 2011 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Dark chocolate is poison to dogs, if a dog eats some you have to make it drink hydrogen poroxide so it can throw it up before it can be digested

    • Idiotfinder 15th September 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

      False. Yes they r allergic to dark chocolate the most but the peroxide is so false as to show ur stupidity. It will prob kill the dog long before they eat enough chocolate. Idiot.

    • Mo 24th June 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

      DARK chocolate

  90. AJohnson 29th July 2011 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    298 has been put in twice

  91. Agate_man 11th April 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    The Chow isnt the only dog without pink tongue, the Shar Pei also has a blue tongue

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