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Fun Facts about Animals

Posted in Quizzies by dearestfriend on January 22, 2008

Bulls are color blind.

A cow’s only sweat glands are in its nose.

Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years

Chickens can’t swallow while they are upside down.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

India has 50 million monkeys.

Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.

Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.

The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.

The ostrich has a 46-foot long small intestine.

The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.

The only dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue is the chow.

Zebras can’t see the color orange.

The smartest dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Dumbest: Afgan hound.

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.

In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.

The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.

According to hospital figures, dogs bite an average of 1 million Americans a year.

The study of ants is called Myrmecology

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Fleas have changed history. More human deaths have been attributed to fleas than all the wars ever fought. As carriers of the bubonic plague, fleas were responsible for killing one-third of the population of Europe in the 14th century.

A cheetah can reach a top speed approaching 70 mph.

Greyhounds can jump a distance of 27 feet.

Current domestic cats were the result of genetic mutation so that they would be tame at birth

When two dogs approach each other, the dog which wags its tail very slowly is in charge.

Some lions can mate over 50 times a day.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

A rhinoceros’s horn is made of hair.

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