Some Random Animal Facts
Increase your knowledge about animals
Most children love animals. They appear in various forms of media like television shows and children’s books. It’s definitely a good idea to buy animal toys that encourage your children’s interests. There are many animal toys on the market and we recommend wooden animals because they’re better for your child’s development and the environment. They are simple yet provide hours upon hours of fun playtime.
Teaching your children animals as they play fosters learning and will expand their knowledge. So here’s a few animal facts you should know.
- Dogs are known for their sense of smell. They have wet noses with a thin layer of mucous that helps to absorb scent chemicals.
- Most dogs have a lifespan of 10 - 13 years.
- Dogs are among the first animals to be domesticated. They have been one of the most preferred animal companions throughout human history. They are capable of performing many useful tasks that often assist humans like hunting, security, farm work and assisting people with disabilities.
- There are about 450 million dogs worldwide and there are hundreds of different breeds of dogs. Among the most popular dog breeds are Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Bulldog, Beagle and many more.
- Cats sleep for an average of 14 hours a day to conserve energy.
- Cats have powerful night vision, senses of smell and excellent hearing.
- Aside from sleeping, cats spend most of their time licking their coat to keep them clean.
- Cats love to play, especially kittens. They love to push, roll and chase objects.
- Cats have a lifespan of 12 - 15 years.
- Tigers are the biggest wild cats in the world.
- Tigers are carnivorous and only feed on other animals like deer, antelopes and buffalo.
- Tigers have a lifespan of between 20 - 26 years in the wild and most adult tigers live alone.
- Unlike most members of the feline family, tigers like water and they are good swimmers. They spend time cooling off in pools and streams.
- All tigers are unique because every tiger has their own fur pattern so no two tigers are the same.
- Elephants are the largest land animals in the world.
- Elephants use their tusks to dig for ground water. An adult elephant needs to drink around 210 litres of water a day.
- Old elephants can have enormous tusks because their tusks never stop growing.
- Elephants are herbivores and they spend an average of 15 hours eating plants, grass and fruits every day.
- Giant pandas are native to the mountains of central China.
- Pandas are omnivores. They eat small animals occasionally and fish. Bamboo accounts for 99% of their diet.
- Pandas have a huge appetite. They can consume up to 12 kilograms of bamboo which is astonishing.
- Pandas in captivity can live up to 30 years. Scientists are not sure how long they live in the wild.
- Pandas are believed to be solitary animals. Males and females only come together briefly to mate.
- Pandas are considered endangered so we must do our best to protect them.
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