50 Fun Interesting Animal Facts That Will Amaze You! 

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Animals are wonderful and fascinating creatures and each of them has unique abilities and characteristics that make them special. Find out which group of animals is called a Parliament to an animal sleeping in slumber for 3 years straight! In this blog, we will explore 50 fun interesting animal facts that will amaze you! From the smallest insects to the largest mammals, these facts will leave you in awe of the incredible world of animals.

Fun Interesting Animal Facts

  1. Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyant?
  2. The blue whale which is the largest animal on Earth, can weigh as much as 200 tons. In comparison that is about the weight of 33 elephants!
  3. A single honeybee will only produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.
  4. The head of a shrimp also has its heart!
  5. Koala fingerprints bear such a striking resemblance to those of humans that they have occasionally been mistaken for human prints in forensic investigations.
  6. Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror hence demonstrating self-awareness.
  7. Octopuses have 3 hearts.
  8. A group of pandas is called an embarrassment. 
  9. Cows have best friends and can become stressed when they are separated.
  10. Sea otters hold hands while sleeping to prevent drifting apart.
  11. Male seahorses give birth to their offspring.
  12. A snail can sleep for 3 years straight.
  13. The mimic octopus can impersonate the shape and behaviour of other animals.
  14. Polar bears have black skin under their white fur to absorb heat from the sun.
  15. Puffins mate for life and often build their nests on cliffsides.
  16. A group of cats is called a clowder.
  17. Some species of frogs can freeze solid during winter and thaw out in spring.
  18. The slowest mammal on Earth is the sloth, which moves at a speed of about 0.24 kilometres per hour.
  19. The tongue of a giraffe can be up to 21 inches long and is blue-black in colour.
  20. The ears of a cricket are located on its knees!
  21. Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.
  22. A group of rhinos is called a crash. Imagine if they crash into you! 
  23. Starfish can regenerate lost arms.
  24. Crows can remember human faces and hold grudges against people they do not like.
  25. Some species of fish can change sex multiple times throughout their lives.
  26. A group of jellyfish is called a smack.
  27. The lifespan of a dragonfly is only 24 hours.
  28. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
  29. The muscles in a cat’s ear allow it to rotate its ears 180 degrees.
  30. Kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
  31. The tongue of a butterfly tastes with its feet.
  32. Dolphins have names for each other.
  33. A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.
  34. Seahorses are the only fish that swim upright.
  35. Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds.
  36. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world, reaching speeds of over 240 miles per hour when diving.
  37. The venom of a king cobra is so deadly that it can kill an elephant in just a few hours.
  38. The eyes of a donkey are positioned so that it can see all four of its legs at all times.
  39. Platypuses are one of the few mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth.
  40. A group of ferrets is called a business. Imagine that meeting! 
  41. Female lions do most of the hunting in their pride.
  42. The tongue of a chameleon is twice the length of its body.
  43. The slowest mammal on Earth is the sloth moves at a speed of about 0.24 kilometres per hour.
  44. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  45. Female hyenas are larger and more dominant than males.
  46. Cockroaches have been around for a very long time, even before the dinosaurs. 
  1. The extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James.
  1. Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort.
  2. The tongue of a blue whale weighs as much as an adult elephant.
  3. Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions. 

Hope you had fun reading these 50 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Science. If you want to read more interesting facts, then I would recommend reading this interesting blog 15 Amazing Fun Facts About Fish!

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