Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Apes And Human


The Relationship between Apes and Humans


Since scientists developed the ability to decode the genome and compare the genetic makeup of species, some people have been stunned to learn that about 98.5% of the genes in people and chimpanzees are identical. This finding means chimps are the closest living biological relatives to humans, but it does not mean that humans evolved from chimps. What it does indicate is that humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes (i.e., gorillas and chimpanzees), making us very, very distant cousins. We are therefore related to these other living primates, but we did not descend from them.
Modern humans differ from apes in many significant ways. Human brains are larger and more complex; people have elaborate forms of communication and culture; and people habitually walk upright, can manipulate very small objects, and can speak.

Whales!



Whales are the gigantic ocean mammals that are enormous with powerful tails. The interesting thing about these large sea mammals is that they are virtually harmless and are highly social animals with complex languages and intelligence, just the opposite as giant animals or whales are shown in movies. They are called gentle giants because of their nature. Blue whales are the biggest of all. They feed on krill, a tiny shrimp that lives in tremendously large schools in almost every ocean of the world. A big blue whale can eat over a thousand krill at one time just by swallowing them with a tongue that weights as much as an elephant. From this we can imagine that just everything about a whale is simply big. Apart from these the whales also like to eat Small fish and plankton. 8,000 lbs/3600kg of fresh seafood a day is what a whale’s diet is. The most amazing thing about blue whales is their sound which is louder. Scientists have measured the low-frequency (deep rumbling) sounds they make when they communicate with each other by using a decibel meter. Some of their vocalizations have been recorded as loud as 188 decibels and can be heard as far as 530 mi/848km away. So, when you will go on a voyage, just keep your eyes open to get a look of this innocent mammal.

Jellyfish



While strolling on the sea beach sometimes we can see a kind of creature that looks like something transparent. They are the jelly fish that might have been brought on shore by the huge waves of the sea. Kids are often very curious to know more about these sea creatures mostly because the kids are attracted for the looks that a jelly fish bears. The striking information is that they are one of the oldest species and they are believed to have appeared in the oceans about 650 million years ago, even before the dinosaurs. They are still found in large numbers in the sea in various sizes and shapes. Though it is hard to believe but the fact is that their bodies are made up of 95% water; they have no bones or cartilage, no heart or blood, and no brain. Isn’t it amazing? They are the most primitive life forms on earth. The Arctic Lion’s Mane, like most jellies, is a killer – it kills and eats other living creatures. Fish, plankton, and even other jellies are its main foods. A Jellyfish has almost invisible tentacles which are loaded with millions of nematocysts which it uses for injecting paralyzing venom into the victim and then consumes its prey.

How Do Animals See Color?

The world is full of colors. Do you know how animals see color? Different types of animals see colors in different ways. Some animals have very poor color vision, for example dogs, cats, mice, rats and rabbits. In fact, they see mostly greys and some blues and yellows. The most common mistake that we make is that we think that a red cape makes a bull angry. But the real thing is that bulls are color blind. They charge the red cape just because it is moving and not because it is red. Some animals do have good color vision. Monkeys, ground squirrels, birds, insects, and many fish can see a fairly good range of color. In some cases it’s not as good as what we humans see – but it’s much better than cats and dogs. Scientists say that good color vision in some animals helps them in finding food on the land or in the water. Good color vision in some of the land animals helps them to differentiate between ripe red fruit and unripe green fruit. Colors can also make animals more attractive to each other when they mate. The ability to see colors also helps animals identify other animals that may attack them. Bees and butterflies can see colors that we can’t see. Their range of color vision extends into the ultraviolet which guide the insects deep into the flower.

Polar Bears



There are different types of animals that can only survive in the coolest places on the earth. Heard of polar bears? Arctic sea ice, water, islands, and continental coastlines around the Arctic Circle are dwelling place to these gigantic carnivores. The temperatures where these bears live ranges from an average -29°F/-34°C in winter and 32°F/0°C in summer. The coldest area in winter is northeastern Siberia, where the temperature has been recorded as low as -92°F/-69°C is not at all a place suitable for us but it is absolutely fine with these polar bears whose body is covered naturally with an extremely dense fur coat. Do you know what the favourite food of all these polar bears is? Seals. The polar bears spend a huge time moving great distances in search of their food. They can cover 20000 to 135000 square miles. They eat a lot in order to survive and develop a thick layer of fat which in turn helps them to keep themselves warm in such a chilly temperature. Another interesting fact about these guys is that they are excellent swimmers. They can swim for several hours and can hold their breath for about two minutes when they dive underwater. Male polar bears are called boars and female polar bears are called sows and their babies are called cubs.

Kids Love Penguins





Hey kids, do you remember about the penguins in the Hollywood blockbuster film, “Happy Feet”? You must be eager to know more about penguins, right? Here are some general facts about penguins that you will care to know. Penguins are sea birds that cannot fly. They mostly dwell in the Southern Hemisphere. In all, there are 18 species of penguins, found in South Australia, New Zealand, and off the coasts of Peru, Chile, and South Africa. Some species live as far north as the equatorial Galapagos Islands, but they are primarily cold-weather birds. There are seven species of Antarctic penguins: the Adelie, Gentoo, Macaroni, Chinstrap, Rockhopper, King, and Emperor. The Adelie and the Emperor are the two true Antarctic species. Penguins spend their life in the sea. Some species spend as much as 75% of their lives in the water though they lay their eggs and raise their chicks on land. Heavy, solid bones act like a diver’s weight belt, allowing them to stay underwater. Their wings, shaped like flippers, help them “fly” underwater at speeds up to 15 mph. A streamlined body, paddle-like feet, insulating blubber, and watertight feathers all add to their efficiency and comfort underwater. They also have a remarkable deep-diving ability. They are well suited for Antartica.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sinister creatures who could eat your Heart

Despite weighing only 4 pounds in the wild, small animals is seen as a harbinger of death by the local communities in Madagascar. This beast could penetrate the human heart when you sleep. Madagaskar is the only place on earth where these animals can be found in the wild.

According to legend, the aye-aye which has dark eyes, long fingers and looks disgusting, is expected to sneak into the house of the nearest village and use the middle finger to penetrate the human heart during sleep.
In fact the animal using the middle finger to find and harvest the larvae of insects in the trees.
This was done at night, tapping with the finger into the branches of trees to listen to the hole in the wood to look for grubs.
Superstitions around the aye-aye to grow because they do not fear humans. Even he will walk toward pedestrians to take a closer look.
The combination of attacks and habitat loss make facts Aye-aye on the list as “near threatened” in the IUCN Red List.
Aye-aye is one of the most unique creatures that can be found in nature. This unusual animal not only has its own genus (Daubentonia), but also his own family (Daubentoniidae). Longstanding debate about how to classify animals that want to know is whether rodents or primates.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Giraffe

The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is the tallest living terrestrial animal species. On average, it is about 4.3 metres to 5.2 metres tall. Giraffes belong to the family giraffidae. It is believed that the giraffids evolved from a 3 metres tall antelope-like mammal that roamed Europe and Asia some 30–50 million years ago.Fully grown male giraffes weigh between 800 and 1,930 kilograms and fully grown female giraffes weigh between 550 and 1,180 kilograms. As the forelegs of giraffes are about 10% longer than their hind legs, giraffes can reach a sprint speed of up to 60 km/h. A giraffe's heart measures about 60 cm long and weighs upto 10 kg. It generates about double the amount of normal blood pressure generated by an average land mammal. A giraffe can eat about 29 kg of leaves and twigs daily. On average, it sleeps for about 1.9 hours per day. The neck of a giraffe is over 2 metres long. It accounts for nearly half of the animal's vertical height.

Seahorse

Seahorses are fishes that belong to the genus Hippocampus (in the family Syngnathidae). About 50 species of seahorse exist on Earth. Although seahorses are bony fishes, they do not have scales. Instead they have a thin skin stretched over a series of bony plates arranged in rings throughout their body. A Seahorse is peculiar because it swims upright. It eats small shrimps, plankton, crustaceans and tiny fishes. With excellent camouflage and a lot of patience, a seahorse ambushes its prey that floats within its striking range. A typical seahorse has long snout, which is used to suck up food, and eyes that can move independently of each other like the eyes of a chameleon. Seahorses are mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They are widely grown in many aquaria as pets even though they are slow feeders.

Scorpion

Scorpions are predatory arthropods of the order Scorpiones. They are distributed almost in every continent except Antarctica. Though scorpions are known to be venomous, only 25 species of the total 1752 described species of scorpion have venom capable of killing a human being. Scorpions prefer to live in areas where the temperatures range from 20 °C to 37 °C. They are known to glow when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light, due to the presence of fluorescent chemicals in their cuticles. The approximate lifespan of a typical scorpion is 4-25 years. Scorpions prey over small arthropods and insects, although larger kinds have been known to kill small lizards and mice. The large pincers of a scorpion are studded with highly sensitive tactile hairs, and the moment an insect touches these, they use their chelae (pincers) to catch the prey. Depending on the toxicity of their venom and size of their claws, they will then either crush the prey or inject it with neurotoxic venom. This will kill or paralyze the prey so the scorpion can eat it.

Raccoon

The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is usually nocturnal and omnivorous. Its diet consists of 40% invertebrates, 33% plant material and 27% vertebrates.

The weight of a fully grown raccoon varies with habitat. It ranges from 2 to 14 kg, but is usually between 3.5 and 9 kg. In general, male raccoons are 15 to 20% heavier than female raccoons. The heaviest recorded wild raccoon weighed 28.4 kg.

As raccoons have short legs compared to their compact torso, they are generally unable to run quickly or jump great distances. Their highest speed over short distances is 16 to 24 km/h. Raccoons can swim with an average speed of about 5 km/h and can stay in water for several hours.

Raccoons eat active or large prey such as birds and mammals only occasionally, as they prefer prey such as fishes and amphibians which are easier to catch. They sample food and other objects with their front paws to examine them and to remove unwanted parts.

A typical raccoon has a grayish coat, of which about 90% is dense underfur, which insulates the animal against cold weather. Raccoons have good intelligence. Studies have shown that they are able to remember solution to tasks for three years.

Snail

Snail is a common name given to any animal that belongs to the class Gastropoda (in the phylum mollusca). Snails can be divided into three categories namely sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails.

The largest species of sea snail is Syrinx aruanus. It has a shell that can measure up to 90 cm in length. Along with its shell, it can weigh up to 18 kg. The largest species of land snail is the Giant Ghana Snail (Achatina achatina). It can grow upto 38 cm (from snout to tail) in length and can weigh up to 1 kg. The largest freshwater snails are the apple snails.

Several species of snail impact agriculture as pests. They destroy crops by eating roots, leaves, stems and fruits. They are able to consume a large variety of plants. Metaldehyde-containing baits are often used for snail control, though they should be used with caution as they are toxic to dogs and cats.

Snails are consumed as a food in many countries. Several land snails, sea snails and fresh water snails act as a rich source of protein.

Sea snails constitute the majority of snail species. They have much greater biomass and a greater biodiversity when compared to land snails and freshwater snails. Generally snails are herbivorous. However, a few land snails and many sea snails are omnivorous or carnivorous.

Which animal is the fastest?

A cat can run about 20 kilometres per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today - it is too lazy !.



A  cheetah can run 76 kilometres per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's really fast! The fastest human beings runs only about 30 kilometres per hour (18 miles per hour).


a cheetah does not roar like a lion - it purrs like a cat (meow).


A Zipper joins two pieces of material together.A zipper is used everywhere, on clothing, pencil cases, boots and suitcases, wallets, and a zillion other things. Everyone thinks it was Whitcomb Judson who invented the zipper but it was really Elias Howe. Elias was so busy inventing the sewing machine that he didn't get around to selling his zipper invention which he called a "clothing closure".



Did you know Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIES
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

Bears whose brown fur is tipped with lighter-colored hairs are called grizzly bears . The smallest species of bears is called sun or Malayan bears. Male bears are called boars. Bears are native to the continents of North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Alaskan brown bears, world's largest meat-eating animals that live on land, can weigh as much as 1,700 pounds (771 kilograms)

The largest frog in the world is called Goliath frog. Frogs start their lives as 'eggs' often laid in or near fresh water. Frogs live on all continents except Antarctica. Frogs belong to a group of animals called amphibians

There are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos. Kangaroosare native of Australia. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. Young kangaroos are called joeys. 

How do reindeers survive in the extreme cold? Most animals don’t eat moss. It’s hard to digest, and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up with lots of moss. Why? The moss contains a special chemical that helps reindeer keep their body fluids warm. When the reindeer make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region, the chemical keeps them from freezing—much as antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in winter

Some scientists believe that the earth began billions of years ago as a huge ball of swirling dust and gases. If you dig in your backyard, don’t worry about running into the earth’s core. You’d have to dig a hole 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) deep!

Animal facts for kids


Well, kids here are some interesting information about animals. And they are all true! No, made up stories. Why not surprise your friends with all the animal knowledge you gather from here. Maybe you can quiz them and show them how smart you are.

So, here we go with some cool animal facts for kids…

The blood pressure of a giraffe is the highest in comparison to every animal species.

Flash the color orange in front of a zebra and it will not be able to see it. So, be careful not to paint a wall orange where zebras wander!

In one square foot or forest space you will find more insects than you can find human beings in that much space in Manhattan.

You can lead a cow up the stairs, but not down the stairs.

The dumbest dog is the Afghan hound.

The smartest breeds of dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie.

A rat can survive longer than a camel without water.

A giant squid’s eyes are the largest amongst animal species measuring upto 40 cm (16 inches) in diameter.

Sharks are very healthy, as they are immune to all known diseases.

How many types of pure breed dogs are there in the world? 701

According to records, there are more dogs in Paris than there are people.

Some bird species (mainly the flightless birds) only have a lower eyelid.

Insects and fish have no eyelids. Hardened lens protect their eyes.

The spine-tailed swift is the fastest bird, flying at the speed of 170 km/h.

The Frigate is the second fastest bird, flying at a maximum speed of 150 km/h.

Squirrels accidentally plant millions of trees, as they bury their nuts and forget where they are.

Australia has a population of 17 million people and 150 million sheep.

The population of New Zealand is 4 million people and 70 million sheep.

Strange animal facts


Life is about strange facts, and yet most of them true. Leaving aside philosophy of life, animal experts, who have studied animals very closely have come across some very strange animal facts.

Some of the most interesting findings have been listed here…
A headless cockroach can survive for a couple of weeks. Its life would finally end due to starvation!

No dentist for this creature! Crocodiles, through their life grow new teeth that replace the old set!

A crocodile can never stick its tongue out of its mouth.

Gaggle is a group of geese waddling on the ground. And the same group up in the air would be renamed skein.

On an average, a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times, per minute.

A standing 4-foot child can fit into the open of a hippopotamus.

A coin is heavier than a hummingbird!

It would take just one night for a mole to dig a tunnel measuring 300 feet in length.

The longest slumber ever! A snail can sleep for three years, at a stretch.

Recycling! A housefly regurgitates the food it eats and then eats it again!

Here is some news for the left-handed people – they are not the only ones, as all polar bears are left-handed.

An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.

The taste buds of a butterfly are in its feet.

Place a black light over a cat’s urine and watch it glow!

Dogs and cats are either right or left-pawed!

While human fingerprints are a means of their identification; the nose prints are a means of identifying dogs.

A chicken can fly for more than 13 seconds at a stretch.

The butterfly was originally known as the ‘flutterby’.

The donkey’s eye placement helps it see all its four feet at a time.

All the termites of the world outweigh the human beings of the world. The ratio is 10:1!

The chow is the only dog that does not have a pink tongue.

Funny animal facts


Just for the sake of fun and laughter! Well, that is what this is about… Getting to know animals better through the funny animal facts listed here. Like they say learning can be an entertaining process…
Have you heard of a sheep with blue wool? Well, a couple of animal breeders from Russia had claimed sometime ago that they bred sheep with natural blue wool.

“Moo, moo,” says the cow everywhere in the world; and a pig says “Moo, moo” in Japan.

The eyesight of dogs are better than that of human beings.

Animal accents! The accent of a cow’s mooing depends on the region it belongs to.

On an average a hen lays 19 dozen eggs in a year.

The small intestine of an ostrich measures upto 46-feet in length.

Your pet cat can scare a black bear. The big fellow will run up a tree to save itself from the little domestic creature. Meow, meow!

Sleeping beauties! Gorillas sleep upto fourteen hours, a day.

While the male lion rests in its den, it is the females that have go out and get the food.

Simon says Jump! No point an elephant simply cannot jump to even save its life.

No right turn! The bats do not need any boards, for its always the left turn for them when exiting a cave.

Sharks are the only known species to never suffer from cancer.

Heavyweights! The tongue of a blue whale could weigh more than a full-grown adult elephant.

Oysters change from male to female gender several times during their lifespan.

Every shrimp is actually born a male and then become females as they mature.

An elephant can smell water from a distance of three miles.

A storage bin! The duckbill platypus is known to store upto six hundred worms in its cheek pouches.

Music lovers! Make a cow listen to music and there will be more milk in the bucket!

Interesting animal facts


The animal kingdom is one interesting zone of study. While there are a number of experts studying fossils and putting together the past animal story; there are many more tracing interesting animal facts in order ot understand varied aspects of the innumerable species…
A single cow lets out the amount of harmful methane gas, which can fill about 400-liter bottles; that too in a single day. Pollution!

Roar, roar! I am the king of the jungle! But did you know the lion would be defeated by a polar bear in a battle between the two?

Humans daydream with their eyes open, and dolphins actually sleep with their eyes wide open.

Bulls are known to be colorblind. It’s a black-and-white life for them!

The sweat glands of a cow are in its nose.

This is really interesting! You will not believe this one! A mosquito has 47 teeth.

The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison stored in it that it can harm 2,200 people at one go.

A ‘blessing’ is a herd of unicorns.

A ‘mob’ is not just a group of unruly people; but also a group of kangaroos – well behaved or not!

A ‘parliament’ is not just made up of our dear politicians, but is also a group of owls.

Hang a chicken upside down and give it something to eat. The result! It will not be able to swallow its food.

Brainpower! A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

The memory span of goldfish is just about 3 seconds.

While a donkey will sink in quicksand, a mule will not.

According to records there are 50 million monkeys. That is quite an over population!

An angry horned-toad squirts blood from its eyes. Bloodshot eyes!

My blue-eyed boy! A scallop has 35 eyes that are blue in color.

Before a spotted skunk is about to spray it will first do a couple of handstands.

Amazing animal facts


What follows here are some amazing animal facts…

A horse weighing approximately 1,200-pounds, eats approximately seven times it's own weight, in a year. That amounts to almost 8,400-pounds of food. Wow! What an appetite!

Apart from human’s even chimpanzees can learn to recognize their own image in a mirror.

A cow can give far more milk than a human can consume their lifetime. Any guesses? Almost 200,000 glasses full of milk!

While there are so many cows grazing in the world, no two cows will ever be found with identical pattern of spots.

A probable identity crisis we have here! Though named polecat, this creature is not a cat but a nocturnal weasel-species in Europe.

Is a zebra black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Any guesses? Well, it’s white with black stripes.

Talk about noise pollution in the jungles! A lion’s roar is so loud that it can heard upto a distance of five miles.

Cheetahs maybe large and fast, but when they roar they chirp. This sounds more like a bird or a yelping dog. Beware, it is loud enough to be heard upto a mile away.

The tusks of elephants grow through their life. The tusks weigh over 200 pounds.

Only the male Asian elephants have tusks.

The male and female African elephants have tusks.

The largest ever lobster to be found weighed 19 kg. It was found in 1934.

The largest recorded jellyfish measured 2,3 m across its bell. Its tentacles measured 36 m (120 feet) in length.

The largest giant squid ever found weighed 4 tons. It was traced in the in the North Atlantic in the year 1878.

Extinct animal facts


Here are some extinct animal facts, followed by an exhaustive list of animals that have gone into extinction over the eras of earth’s evolution… 

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct 65 million years ago. It was one of the largest animals. It measured up to 43.3 feet in length and 16.6 feet in height. It weighed approximately 7 tons.

The Quagga, which was half-zebra-half-horse animal species went into extinction in the year 1883. This is was one of the most famous animals of Africa. This animal had the zebra stripes only on the front part of the body, which would fade and become wider in the middle of the body, and the hindquarter was brown (no stripes). It was the cruel animal activities that led this animal to extinction. It was on 12th August 12, 1883, that the last of the Quaggas died at the Artis Magistra Zoo (Amsterdam).

The Tasmanian Tiger went into extinct in the year 1936. This animal is regarded to be the largest carnivorous marsupial in modern day and age. It was a native wildlife animal of Australia and New Guinea. Man and his evil ways led this animal to extinction.

Steller's Sea Cow was also known as the defenseless beast. It went into extinction in 1768. This creature’s natural habitat was on the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea. It got its name because it was discovered by a naturalist, Georg Stellar, in 1741. He was traveling with Vitus Bering, a renowned explorer. The animal was large weighing upto three tons. Though it looked almost like a seal, it had two forelimbs that were stout, as well as tail that was whale-like.

Irish Deer is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago. It was a native animal of Eurasia, grazing the land stretching from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal. It was large sized, with extra large antlers measuring upto 3.65 meters (12 feet from tip-to-tip). The antlers weighed about 90 pounds.

The Caspian Tiger was the third largest tiger species. The last of this tiger was seen in 1970, after which it has been declared amongst the extinct animal species. This tiger was found on the lands of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Aurochs was a large-sized cattle-species. It is recorded to have gone into extinction in 1627. It is said that this cattle evolved from India, migrating to the Middle-East, reaching Europe.

Here is an exhaustive list of other extinct animal species :
Antillean cave rat
Arabian gazelle
Barbados raccoon
Barbados rice rat
Basalt plains mouse
Bavarian pine vole
Big-eared hopping mouse
Blue buck
Canary mouse
Cayman Brac hutia
Cayman Brac nesophont
Cayman hutia
Central hare-wallaby
Central rock rat
Corsican shrew
Cuban spider monkey
Curio's giant rat
Dark flying fox
Desert rat-kangaroo
Dusky flying fox
Falkland Islands dog
Giant deer mouse
Goliath white-toothed shrew
Atlantic gray whale
Guam flying fox
Gull Island vole
Hairy-eared dwarf lemur
Imposter hutia
Jamaican monkey
Jamaican pallid flower bat
Large Corsican field vole
Large funnel-eared bat
Large ghost faced bat
Large Palau flying fox
Large sloth lemur
Large-eared tenrec
Long-tailed hopping mouse
Madagascan pygmy hippopotamus; common Malagasy hippo
Malagasy dwarf hippopotamus
Marcano's solenodon
Marianas flying fox
Negros naked-backed fruit bat
New Guinea big-eared bat
Omilteme cottontail
Pemberton's deer mouse
Przewalski's horse
Queen of Sheba's gazelle
Red gazelle
Sardinian pika
Saudi gazelle
Schaumburg’s deer
Sea mink
Short-horned water buffalo
Southeastern pocket gopher
Standing's hippo
Sturdee's Bonin pipistrelle
Swan Island hutia
Tanzania woolly bat
Tasmanian bettong
Tretretretre
Vietnam warty pig
West Indian porcupine
Western palm squirrel
White-footed rabbit-rat

Animal Fun Facts


Well, with a couple of laughs, one can learn various aspects of the innumerable animal species… 

Most cats in Halifax (Nova Scotia) have six toes.

There is no sideways movement for a cat's jaws.

You thought that only you need sunscreen? Well pigs, walruses and light-colored horses are prone to get sunburned.

Armadillos have four babies of the same sex, at a time. They are perfect identical quadruplets.

Armadillos sleep for an average of 18.5 hours, a day.

Can you walk underwater? Well, here is one animal that can – the Armadillos.

Which animals can get leprosy? None expect for Armadillos.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian or some other Slavic tongue.

How many muscles does a cat have in each ear? No point counting, here’s the answer - 32.

Which fruit does a reindeer like most? Bananas! And you thought it was the favorite fruit of monkeys and humans.

How many teeth does a bear have? 42 teeth.

How many rows of whiskers does a cat have? Interesting! Four rows.

Never anger a Tazmanian devil… Its ear turns into a pinkish-red shade.

Put a porcupine in water and watch it float.

There are no vocal chords in a giraffe.

How many vocal chords do cats have? Go ahead and count… 100.

A goat's eyes have got rectangular pupils.

Its been 4,000 years and no new animal-species has been domesticated.

You will never hear of a camel's milk curdling.