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Here, we bring you 30 amazing and weird animal facts that will surely blow your mind.
Test your knowledge of the animal kingdom by seeing how many of these amazing animal facts you know.
However, because bamboo has very little nutritional value, pandas must consume about 12-38kg of it each day to meet their energy requirements. They do, however, expand out, with various plants and even meat accounting for around 1% of their diet.
Pandas, at the time of their birth, are also smaller than a mouse and only weighs about four ounces! They are also one of the smallest newborn mammals relative to their mother's size. A cub is just 1/900th the size of it mom!
While resting, otters are afraid of losing their mate to another male. As they go away from land, holding each other's paws protects them from predators.
Sea otters almost spend their whole lives on water too! Though they can go up onto land to groom, nurse, and rest - sea otters can also give birth in the water.
And yet another amazing fact about chinchillas is that their whiskers help them "see." Their long whiskers compensate for their poor eyesight.
Giant Anteaters are edentate animals meaning they have no teeth! The 35,000 ants and termites they ingest whole each day are easily swallowed by their long and sticky tongues.
However, there's a specie of bat called vampire bats that can walk, run, and jump. This helps them attach to their prey.
Bats are also the only mammals that can fly.
Hedgehogs raise their quills in a crisscross pattern when threatened, making their bodies pointed and spiky. This protects them from predators who wish to eat them.
This is because owls were considered knowledgeable by the ancient Greeks. Owls are also known to be a symbol for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason in Greek mythology.
The skunk's proximity will be determined by the intensity of the odor. The stronger the odor, the more probable it is that a skunk is nearby.
Leopard seals, on the other hand, have an internal ear canal that connects to an external opening. Leopard seals use their ears in tandem with their whiskers to locate prey underwater, according to scientists. A leopard seal's hearing in the air is equivalent to that of a person.
They are said to perform the same purpose as a rifle scope, allowing cheetahs to focus on their prey at a long distance by reducing the glare from the sun.
When they need to follow their herd away from the threat of ferocious animals, this newborn skill is especially crucial.
Although most seahorses are monogamous and mate for life, a few species are polygamous and shift partners from breeding cycle to breeding cycle. Seahorses, on the other hand, only mate with one person per breeding cycle. Seahorses are frequently observed swimming in pairs, with their tails intertwined.
While the average lifespan of a Galapagos tortoise is over 150 years, the oldest Galapagos tortoise on record lived up to 175 years!
The important thing to remember about zebras is that their white fur indicates a lack of melanin; white is not its own color. Because white stripes only appear due to a lack of pigment, black is considered the "default" zebra color.
The most conspicuous tooth in males develops into a swordlike, spiral tusk that can grow up to 10 feet long.
When damaged or to the point of hunger, they can reset their biological clock. In principle, this means they may live indefinitely.
That's a bite force of over 8,000,000 pascals!
This makes them the fastest animal species in the world.
It is, in fact, female lions, not the male lions, who do the majority of the hunting for their pride. The males protect their pride while the female lions are hunting for food.
Snails require moisture to survive, so if the weather is bad, they can sleep for up to three years.
Snails have been documented to move into hibernation (which occurs in the winter) or estivation (also known as 'summer sleep,' depending on geography, to enable them to escape hot conditions.
To protect themselves from the dry, hot weather, the snails exude mucus all over their bodies during this period.
In Arctic conditions, their coat is so highly camouflaged that it can pass for a snow drift. The coat of a polar bear is unusual in that it lacks white pigment beneath all this transparent fur, their skin is black.
A group of researchers studying off the coast of Dominica, in the Caribbean, discovered evidence that sperm whales in the Caribbean Sea had a distinct 'accent' from whales in other oceans.
Two hearts pump blood to the gills, while the third circulates blood throughout the body. Octopuses have nine brains because each of their eight limbs has its own mini-brain that allows them to work independently.
Humans are the only mammal who isn't living underwater and undergoing menopause.
The receptors on their legs are also 200 times more powerful than human taste buds!
This means that while they can sleep standing up, they can only experience REM (Rapid Eye Movement), the type of deep sleep that causes us to dream, while they are lying down.
While elephants can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, they will always keep one of their legs on the ground, even when they are running!
Similar to baby giraffes, baby elephants can also start standing up in under half hour of being born.
Elephant also have a specific alarm call that means, "Humans! Run!" They use this to warn other elephants of danger.
For a species ranking, #3 on the list of the most hated creatures on the planet, perhaps their most redeeming quality is being able to laugh.
A sea lion named Ronan at the University of California Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Laboratory is the first non-human mammal to demonstrate that she can move to the rhythms of a song.
The average blue whale weighs the equivalent of three to four elephants and they can grow up to 100 feet!
Did you keep track? How many of these interesting facts did you already know? Which of these amazing animal facts were most surprising for you? Let us know in the comments section below!
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