39 crazy things about animals

By Laisha Cruz, Writer

Animals are wonderful creatures and there are so many different types in this world, but what do we know about animals? How much do you know about how they survive or just general information about them?

1) Elephants have the largest brain of all mammals. It weighs about 11 pounds.

2) Tarantulas can live without food for 2 years.

3) Cows have 4 stomachs.

4) There is a type of butterfly in Africa that is so poisonous that it can kill 6 cats.

5) Polar bears have white fur, but their skin is black.

6) Ostriches can run faster than horses.

7) If you ever gets attacked by a crocodile put your thumb in its eyeball and it will make it go crazy.

8) Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

9) Elephants can go through menopause.

10) Ants never sleep and don’t have lungs.

11) Seahorses move 0.1 mph which makes them the slowest fish.

12)  Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

13) Male penguin’s propose with a pebble.  If the female accepts, she puts it in her nest.

14) Dogs’ sweat gland are on their paws.

15) Otters hold hands while they sleep so they don’t drift apart.

16) Rats laugh when they get tickled.

17) Butterflies have 12,000 eyes.

18) Dolphins can sleep with one eye open and their brain is still working to check its surroundings.

19) A panda normally spends 12 hours eating.

20) Oyster’s can change their gender throughout their lifetime.

21) Sloths can starve with a full stomach because their digestive system is so slow.

22) Kangaroos sometimes out number humans in Australia.

23) If you put a little bit of alcohol on a scorpion, it goes insane and stings itself and dies.

24) Apples and pears contain a seed that can be deadly to dogs.

25) Gorillas can catch a human cold.

26) For every human on this earth there are a million ants.

27) Bats are the only mammals that fly.

28) Cows poop 16 times during the day.

29) Sharks can get cancer.

30) The blue whale is the biggest animal that ever existed in the world.

31) Cats are able to hear ultrasounds.

32) Snakes never blink.

33) Female bald eagles are 25% bigger than males.

34) Jellyfish are 98% water so they tend to evaporate in the sun.

35) When male puppies play with female puppies, the male puppies let the girl win. How cute!

37) Squirrels adopt other baby squirrels if they are left abandoned.

38) Seventy percent of animals in the jungle survive off figs.

39) Humans have caused 322 animals to go extinct in the past 500 years.

40) Humans kill 1,776 animals every second to eat them.

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