Interesting Facts About Animals

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Many little children love animals even at such a young age. The reason for this is because children see and hear about animals everywhere. Animal designs are commonly used for nursery decorations, childrenís clothing and many more. Children also see and hear about them in movies and television shows, read about them in childrenís books and sing about them in nursery rhymes. It is no wonder why children are interested in them.

Animals are such amazing creatures. They are unique and each species behaves differently from one another. We are fascinated by all things related to nature and we definitely love facts about animals that are downright funny and very interesting.

Our world is teeming with millions of species of animals, making our planet a very diverse place. We have lived with other animals for thousands of years and our knowledge on biodiversity is vast but there are still things about animals that we still do not know about. But with every new discovery about animal behaviour, it brings us closer to being able to understand their behaviour.

So letís take a look at some interesting facts about some of our favourite animals.

Adult elephants, sloths, hippos and rhinos are only a few mammals that canít jump.

The term peacock is widely used to refer to a species of birds. Both species are called prefowls. Male species are called peacocks while females are peahens.

Japanese macaques, a monkey species, are notorious for stealing money from wallets and purses and using stolen coins to buy drinks and snacks from vending machines.

Giant Pandas are one of Chinaís natural treasures and killing or hunting them is punishable by death.

Tigers are completely striped from fur to skin and they are the only feline species with such characteristics. Tiger stripes are unique and no two tigers have the same stripes much like no two humans have the same set of fingerprints.

Grizzly bears have incredibly strong jaws and possess a biting force that is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.

Sloths have the slowest digestion time of any mammal because it takes them two weeks to digest a single meal or feeding.

Parrots, bats and rats are known for their selflessness. They help and assist other members of their species.

Lionesses do most of the prideís hunting while lions patrol their territory and step in to take their ďlionís shareĒ of the prey.

Puffins set aside room for their toilet in their homes on cliff sides. They are also known to mate for life.

Many ethologists agree that bats turn left whenever they leave the cave. It is truly fascinating that they can recognise which is right and left.

Prairie dogs have an adorable habit of saying their welcomes by kissing each other.

Many monkey species rinse their hands and feet in their own urine. One of these monkey species is the capuchin monkey.

Ostriches are the largest birds in the animal kingdom. Interestingly, their eyes are bigger than their brains.


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