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Unusual Facts about Animals 🐇

40 Unusual Facts about Animals 🐖🐘 Animal General Knowledge

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  • ADDucation’s unusual facts about animals list compiled by Robert Junker, last updated Sep 8, 2022 @ 8:27 am.

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Animal Unusual Facts about Animals
Whale 🐋 The heart of a blue whale is about the size of a VW Beetle.
Oyster 🦪 An oyster changes its sex several times in life.
Silkworm Silkworms have 11 brains.
Octopus 🐙 An octopus has three hearts.
Snail 🐌 Snails are hermaphrodites and can fertilize each other.
Hen 🐔 A hen lays about 300 eggs a year.
Woodpecker Woodpeckers hammer their beak’s into trees up to 20 times per second.
Fish 🐟 Fish don’t drink water, they absorb it through the skin.
Cockroach Cockroaches can live for nine days without a head before starving.
Duck 🦆 A duck’s quack is said not to generate an echo – we have our doubts!
Beetle 🐞 Being able to carry 850 times its own body weight makes rhinoceros beetles the strongest animal in the world.
Earthworm The longest earthworm ever found was 22 feet / 6.7 m long.
Mole Moles can dig tunnels totaling up to 75 feet / 23 m in one night.
Elephant 🐘 Elephants can take up nearly 9 liters of water with their trunk.
Puma / Cougar Pumas / cougars can jump as far as 60 feet / 18 m.
Mouse 🐁 A mouse has more bones (225) than people (who have 206).
Grasshopper 🦗 A grasshopper will only jump in temperatures above 63 F / 17°c.
Pig 🐖 Pigs aren’t able to look at the sky.
Red deer 🦌 Red deer sleep no more than 5 minutes a day.
All creatures 90% of all living creatures live in the sea.
Parrot 🦜 Chocolate is deadly to parrots.
Condor A condor can soar for up to 9 miles / 15 km without flapping its wings.
Fly Flies take off backwards.
Elephant 🐘 Elephants eat up to a ton of grass daily. Imagine a herd of elephants.
Mite An average of 6 billion dust mites live in a normal mattress.
Rat 🐀 Rats find their way out of a maze more quickly when plays Mozart’s music is playing.
Cockroach Cockroaches are said to eat anything except cucumbers.
Ostrich An ostrich egg requires 40 minutes of cooking before it is hard.
Mosquito 🦟 Only female mosquitoes bite, but they all love the color blue.
Albatross An albatross can sleep while flying.
Dolphin 🐬 Dolphins can hear sounds underwater from over 15 miles / 24 km away.
Insects 🐜 On 2.5 km² of forest floor there are as many insects as there are people on Earth.
Shark 🦈 Sharks never get sick.
Kangaroo 🦘 Kangaroos can not jump backwards (not even Skippy the bush kangaroo).
Mussel Mussels can change their gender.
Leech Leeches are said to have 32 brains.
Tapeworm Tapeworms eat themselves if they can’t find food.
Aphid Aphid females are born already pregnant.
Rabbit 🐇 Rabbits love licorice.

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