Amazing animal facts we bet you didn’t know about animals

There are amazing animals living in every corner of the world, and each has their own unique set of characteristics and behaviors. Earth is home to more than 1 million known animal species, each one representing an ancient tome of biological trivia. Animal facts are so amazing just like them as they are so mesmerising.

 

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Amazing animal facts you didn’t know about animals

 

  1. Dog’s nose prints are unique just like human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.
  2. Polar bears can run as fast as an Olympic sprinter.
  3. Koalas eat so much eucalyptus that they smell like cough drops.
  4. There are one million ants for every human in the world. These resilient creatures also never sleep and do not have lungs.
  5. Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.
  6. Octopuses have three hearts.
  7. About ten people a year are killed by sharks but about 100 million sharks are killed by people.
  8. The most common wild mammals in Britain are rats, mice, voles and humans, in that order.
  9. Japanese macaque troops living in different locations have different accents, just like humans do.
  10. Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
  11. Each lion’s whisker-spot patterns are unique, just like human fingerprints.
  12. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second.
  13. Spinner dolphins can spin 14 times in one leap.
  14. Kangaroos use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.
  15. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
  16. Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
  17. An adult American bison can leap over an adult human.
  18. Green basilisks can run on water.
  19. Mongooses crack large eggs by throwing them through their hind legs against a hard surface.
  20. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. All the better for them to eavesdrop on your conversations and plot your demise.
  21. Hippo calls can reach 115 decibels—as loud as close range thunder.
  22. Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.
  23. An adult raccoon is strong enough to hold a dog’s head underwater.
  24. A snail can grow back a new eye if it loses one.
  25. Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away.

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