Interesting Facts About Animals

Some interesting facts about animals which you may not know
  • When a herd of cows settle down for a nap they position themselves according to their status in the herd. In fact very much like us -social relationships influence many aspects of their daily lives.
  • The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human females.
  • All clams are born as males. A clam can change to become a female, but only once, and the change is irreversible.
  • A bird called the great tit produces its waste in enclosed sacs that it later removes from its nest. The average great tit removes approximately 500 sacs of manure from its nest each week.
  • African elephants produce approximately 100 kilograms of manure per day. Most of this manure is eaten up by beetles.
  • Approximately 50 percent of all orangutans have fractured bones, a result of falling off of trees on a regular basis.
  • When a hippopotamus becomes tensed it's sweat turns a red color.
  • A camel can close its nose when there is a sand storm
  • The stripes on a zebra are similar to the human fingerprint in that no two are alike.
  • A newly hatched crocodile is three times larger than the egg from which it emerged.
  • Flamingos eat with their head upside down.
  • A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will. 
  • When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from its eyes. 
  • Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates. 
  • Horses can't vomit.
  • Sharks are immune to cancer!


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