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UNKNOWN ANIMAL FACTS

Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.

An adult lion's roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away.

A lion feeds once every three to four days.

Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India.

A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring.

Some wild tigers can eat up to 40 pounds of meat at a time, and not eat again for several days.

The female lion does more than 90% of the hunting while the male simply prefers to rest.

A cheetah does not roar like a lion - it purrs like a cat (meow).

A cheetah can run 76 kilometers per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's really fast! The fastest human beings runs only about 30 kilometers per hour (18 miles per hour).

Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000!

Only one mammal can't jump -- the elephant.

The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.

The elephant is the national animal of Thailand.

In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water.

In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.

Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.

During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

An elephant's trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water.

An elephant's tooth can weight as much as three kilograms.

An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period.

An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more.

Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.

An African adult elephant eats about six hundred pounds of food a day; that’s four percent of the elephant’s body weight!

The black-necked cobra, which lives mostly in Africa, spits its venom into the eyes of its victim, to cause it blindness.

There are no snakes in New Zealand.

The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.

The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour.

The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults.

The Australian Brown Snake's venom is so powerful that only 1/14,000th of on ounce is needed to kill a human being.

Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake.

Snake venom is ninety percent protein.

Snake is a delicacy in China.

Most snakes have six rows of teeth.

A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes.

Sea snakes are the most poisonous snakes in the world.

The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose.

The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet.

A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.

The smallest cat is the Singapore and weighs only 4 pounds.

Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.

A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.

The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.

Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans.

Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther.

One out of four American households own a cat.

Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.

In the 1800's cats were used to deliver mail. In 1879, in Belgium 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages, however they found that the cats were not disciplined enough to do this.

In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.

In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer.

A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.

A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats.

25% of cat owners blow dry the cat's hair after giving it a bath.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.

A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.

A cat can run about 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today - it is too lazy !.

It costs an average of $5,000 to raise a dog to ten years old.

There are almost 60 million dogs in the United States.

Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years.

In the United States, every year about 15 people die from dog bites.

In 2002, dogs have killed more people in the U.S. than the Great White shark has killed in the past 100 years.

If you were to remove the scent receptors from a dog's nose and lay them out flat, they would cover an area greater than the dog itself.

Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure.

Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older.

Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog.

Bloodhounds have been used since the 1600's for tracking criminals.

Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet.

An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog.

There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.

The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound.

The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds.

The dog with the largest ears in the world is a Basset Hound named Mr. Jeffries. The dog's ears are 11.5 inches longs, and are insured for $47,800.

The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.

Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green.

Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.

All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.

About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away.

A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft.

Dogs can't see colors. They're color blind.

Dogs sweat only through their tongues.

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

The fastest dog, the greyhound, can reach speeds of upto 41.7 miles per hour.

Alaskan brown bears, world's largest meat-eating animals that live on land, can weigh as much as 1,700 pounds (771 kilograms)

The grizzly bear can run as fast as the average horse!!

Bears are native to the continents of North America, Asia, Europe, and South America.

At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

The wild panda's diet consist 99% of bamboo.

The only predator that polar bears have are humans.

The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds.

Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting.

Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away.

Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour.

Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest.

Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human.

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.

In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada.

If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.

98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska.

Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed.

All polar bears are left handed.

Male bears are called boars.

The smallest species of bears is called sun or Malayan bears.

Bears whose brown fur is tipped with lighter-colored hairs are called grizzly bears .

A giraffe's heart weighs an incredible 24 pounds.

A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.

A full grown giraffe's neck can weigh as much as 500 pounds.

The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe.

Giraffes have black tongues.

In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood.

An adult giraffe's kick is so powerful that it can decapitate a lion.

Adult male giraffes bang their long necks together in a form of ritual fighting, during which no harm is done to either giraffe.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world.

A slug has four noses.

Octopuses have 3 hearts.

A goldfish can live up to 40 years.

A starfish doesn't have a brain.

Killer Whales are the only sea animal that outranks the Tiger Shark as top predator of the sea.

The lung fish can live out of water for as long as four years!

Scallops swim with jet-propelled speed by clapping its shell open and shut.

Starfish have eight eyes - one at the end of each leg.

The snapping shrimp, only 1 1/2 inches long, makes a noise with its one big claw, which ...


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