Random Animal Facts

300 Random Animal Facts

There is only one pink bottlenose dolphin which has been discovered, in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA.

China has the most goats in the world, they have over 170 Million.

A chicken with red ear lobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white ear lobes will produce white eggs.

One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.

The average dog can run about 19 mph.

The owl has a small brain.

Snakes do not blink.

A squid’s eye can get as big as a basketball.

A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.

Agrizoophobia is the fear of wild animals.

There are currently over a million animal species upon planet earth.

There are over 70,000 types of spiders spinning their webs in the world.

If you have a fear of chickens, then you actually have Alektorophobia.

Dogs can see in color, though they most likely see colors similar to a color-blind human.

Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years.

There are 3,000 kinds of lice in the world.

The life of a housefly is only 14 days.

The lifespan of 75% of wild birds is 6 months.

Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.

National Dance Like A Chicken Day falls on 14th May every year.

The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer.

The crocodile’s tongue is unmovable, as it is attached to the roof of its mouth.

Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.

The Basenji is the worlds only bark-less dog.

Goats are quite agile creatures and in some cases they can jump over 5 feet.

In 2006, 253 fish-species were listed as critically endangered.

The hippopotamus’s skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as ‘pink sweat’.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct 65 million years ago.

The Irish deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.

It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.

The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.

A herd of unicorns is called a blessing.

The oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years.

According to records there are 50 million monkeys in the world!

There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

Goats were the first animals to be used for milk by humans.

The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.

There are over 2700 types of snakes in the world and they live in deserts, forests, oceans, streams, lakes.

Cows from different areas have a different moo accent.

The male goat is called a “buck” or “billy”.

The female goat is called a “doe” or “nanny”.

A baby goat is called a “kid”.

Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.

Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.

Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish.

Female bald eagles are 25% larger than males.

Frogs don’t drink water. They absorb water through their skin.

Suriphobia is the fear of mice.

There are over 210 breeds of goats in the world.

A polar bear’s outer fur is called ‘guard hair’.

An adult lion’s roar is so loud; it can be heard up to five miles away.

There is a shark called ‘goblin shark’ which has only been seen around 50 times since its discovery in 1897.

There are approximately 450 million goats around the world.

Dalmatians are completely white at birth.

A beaver’s teeth never stop growing.

Apiphobia is the fear of bees.

The average dolphin eats one-third of its weight on food each day.

Goats and octopus’ pupils of their eyes are rectangular.

African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.

The scales of a crocodile are made of keratin, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.

Crocodiles eat stones.

Crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar.

Cheetahs were trained by man for hunting as long as 3000 BC.

Horses can’t vomit.

Both male and female caribou grow antlers.

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

A group of frogs is called an army.

Tigers can see 6 times better at night than humans.

Starfish don’t die of old age.

A male gorilla can eat 40 pounds of food a day.

A group of whales is called a pod.

Female harp seals get in groups to have their babies one mating season is over.

When giraffes age, their fur darkens.

Heron’s eggs have a greenish-blue pale color.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

All dolphins have a different whistle.

Scientists had to go 45 million years back in history to find the elephant’s oldest ancestor.

Tiger Day is the last Sunday in September.

There is no visual difference between male and female herons.

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

Hyenas regularly eat the faeces of other animals.

Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.

A giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.

Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars.

The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.

African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants.

There is no record of a human being attacked by a healthy wolf.

Hummingbirds are the only birds who can fly backwards.

Dolphins can eat up to 30 pounds of fish a day.

There’s a spider in Brazil whose bites can cause an erection that lasts for hours!

There are no ants in Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica.

Before they’re even born, sand tiger sharks eat their twin brothers and sisters!

Jellyfish evaporate in the sun. They’re 98% water.

Rooster is simply a male chicken.

Pikachu is a mouse type Pokémon.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The Big Five is a group of animals of Africa: cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.

The slowest fish is the sea horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h).

Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

The lifespan of a bush baby is 14 years.

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