Amazing Animal Facts
Here’s some more amazing animal facts that you might not know:
There are about one million ants for every single person on the planet and someone said if they were six feet long, they’d rule the world.
The world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs as much as three elephants. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as one elephant and their heart is as large as a small car. Wow!
Zebra's stripes are like human fingerprints and no two zebras have identical stripe patterns.
Goldfish have pigment in their skin, which reacts to light. So the fish will lose its gold colour if kept in dim light and over time it could turn white.
Bats can eat up to 1,000 night-flying insects per hour. So if you had one for a pet, you wouldn’t have to feed it.
Mosquitoes find dark colors like blue and black most appealing and are less attracted to light colours. That's why bug zappers have blue lights. Dark colours absorb heat and lighter colours tend to reflect heat. Mosquitoes have sophisticated and highly sensitive heat sensors and tend to be more attracted to people dressed in dark clothing, where there is more heat.
Octopuses are fascinating aquatic creatures. They have eight arms and three hearts. They have a bizarre eating habit - when stressed, they’ve been known to eat their own arms. Well, I suppose if you've got eight you might not miss one.
Because its eyes are on the side of its head, a rabbit can see behind itself without turning its head
Giraffes clean their ears with their 21-inch long tongue.
Snails need moisture to stay alive. If the weather is too hot and dry, they can find a place to hibernate for up to three years until the climate is more suitable for them.
Cockroaches can survive many situations. They have a high resistance to radiation; they can hold their breath for 45 minutes and can live for several weeks with their head cut off before they die of starvation.
Here’s a truly amazing fact to finish with. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin pee. Since the temperature is below 0 degrees, there’s nowhere for it to go. It’s so cold; it can’t wash off or evaporate. So if you find yourself at the South Pole, think twice about putting ice in your soda.
You can find out more about my fun ant characters by reading a sample of ANTics HERE