Mammals

Cat Predicts 50 Deaths!

Over the last five years, records have shown that a cat has predicted 50 deaths. His name is Oscar, he lives at the New England nursing home. He was adopted as a kitten at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, which specializes in caring for people with severe dementia. Dr […]

13 Interesting Facts About Bats

There are over 1,200 different species of bats in the world, if you love these flying mammals, you'll love these interesting facts about bats!

Facts About the Jerboa

Jerboas look like mice with long tufted tails and very long back legs. The small forelegs are not used for locomotion. In general, Asiatic jerboas have five toes on their back feet and African jerboas have three; the shapes of their ears vary widely between species. Characteristics of the Jerboas Jerboas have the ability to […]

Funny Facts About Fainting Goats

Myotonic Goats, which are also known as Fainting Goats, Stiff-leg Goats, Wooden-leg Goats, Nervous Goats and Tennessee Meat Goats are basically goats that faint when they are startled or excited. Fainting Goats get their name because of a genetic condition called myotonia congenita. This condition causes the muscles in their legs to cease up for […]

Sniffer-Rats To Detect Landmines

Sniffer-dogs? Nah, sniffer-rats! That’s right; rats have been trained to sniff out landmines. Staff at Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary in Cornwall has taught a Gambian poached rat called Kofi to alert handlers when he detects a mine. The rat… sorry, Kofi is too small to set off any landmines, but his sense of smell […]

Spud the Spineless Hedgehog

Have you ever wondered what a hedgehog looks like without any spikes? Well meet Spud, the spineless hedgehog and read these awesome facts! Now to me that looks a fur-less rat, with a big back, that’s had a fight with a cheese grater… and lost, badly… or a very old potato! Meet Spud The staff […]

Pink Bottlenose Dolphin Photographed

The world’s only pink bottlenose dolphin which was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA, has been caught on camera by 42-year-old Erik Rue. The dolphin has reddish eyes and is completely pink which suggests that it is an albino dolphin. It looks as healthy as any dolphin and swims around with four other […]

Edible Parts Of A Pig

I once asked my mum what the difference is between pork and bacon, her reply was: “One comes from a porky pig, and the other comes from a bacon-y pig”. I never really thought about it much since then. But now I wondered what the real difference is, so here’s the answer to my question. […]

Facts About the Dik-Dik

If I said ‘dik-dik’ to you, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Well I can tell you that you’re wrong, unless you were thinking of an antelope. A dik-dik is a tiny antelope that lives in the bush of East Africa, Namibia and Angola. They are named dik-diks because of the sound […]