100 Interesting Facts About Animals

We have collected the most interesting facts about animals that few people know.

  1. Monkeys can recognize themselves in the mirror
  2. Dolphins can have mating for pleasure, not procreation.
  3. Dogs drink water by curling their tongues into a spoon shape, not up, but down.
  4. The largest crocodiles in the world are marine.
  5. Platypuses belong to mammals, although after their discovery, scientists did not know for a long time what class they belong to.
  6. Lions are the only felines living in pride (groups).
  7. Male monkeys go bald with age, just like males.
  8. Raccoons are very curious and active, and when they are sick they practically do not show activity.
  9. Hyenas are both cowardly and sassy.
  10. Crocodiles are physically unable to stick their tongue out.
  11. Monkeys live on average as long as humans.
  12. Cats can hunt even if they are full.
  13. Pandas have 6 toes.
  14. Monkeys are very social animals: they live in groups and have a need for communication and interaction.
  15. Bears are a fairly young species of animal; they appeared about 6 million years ago.
  16. Many crocodiles can live for over 100 years.
  17. Monkeys can watch the sunset for a long time admiring it.
  18. Lions can hunt alone, or they can distribute responsibilities in a group.
  19. Although monkeys are capable of learning, they do not have a speech center, so they cannot be taught to speak.
  20. Panda and polar bear never hibernate
  21. Adult lions are banished from the pride for the experience of solitary survival.
  22. Raccoons are lazy enough, so they do not build burrows for themselves, but crawl into strangers.
  23. Dolphins are mammals, not fish. Because they feed on milk and do not spawn.
  24. Lions live in the wild for an average of 30 years.
  25. The larger the dog is in size, the more relaxed its heartbeat.
  26. The hyena’s howl is like laughter.
  27. Dolphins use about 14,000 sounds, which practically corresponds to the vocabulary of a person.
  28. Most domestic cats are nearsighted, as there is no need to use sharpened eyesight.
  29. With their body size, bears are very mobile and have a good reaction.
  30. Not a single case of a dolphin attack on humans has been recorded.
  31. The female platypus lays eggs.
  32. Raccoons don’t like to fight: it’s easier for them to run away or pretend to be dead.
  33. Dogs have 1,700 taste buds and humans have 9,000.
  34. Leopards try to drag their prey up a tree and only eat it there.
  35. Baby hyenas are born with open eyes.
  36. Dogs smell 10,000 times better than humans.
  37. Lions do not tolerate heat well, so they prefer to hunt before sunrise or at sunset.
  38. Dogs always perceive their master as the leader of the pack.
  39. An adult crocodile can eat 100 kg of food at a time.
  40. The male platypus is poisonous. For humans, their poison is not fatal.
  41. Raccoons often use trickery to get food.
  42. Cats determine the status of other cats by smell.
  43. Polar bears have black skin under their white fur.
  44. Domestic cats always strive to maintain their independence.
  45. All newborn leopards have blue eyes.
  46. Bats sleep upside down.
  47. The king cobra is the largest snake among venomous snakes.
  48. The kangaroo’s tail can support the entire body of this animal.
  49. The tallest animal in the world is a giraffe.
  50. Hippos can eat an adult crocodile.
  51. Goats can look for food from people.
  52. Hares don’t only live in Australia and Antarctica.
  53. Hamsters swim well thanks to their cheeks. They use the air in their cheeks as floats.
  54. Bats are more likely to eat insects than small animals.
  55. Chipmunks have a habit of keeping food in their mouths.
  56. The leader wolf always goes ahead of the pack, it can be either a male or a female.
  57. Foxes and dogs belong to the same family – canines.
  58. The kingsnake can eat other snakes, even venomous ones.
  59. Hamsters dig complex burrows with many passages and passages to protect them from predators.
  60. Bats eat fruits and berries, and their body assimilates them easily and quickly.
  61. Geckos can carry up to 40 times their own weight on their feet.
  62. Pigs are clean animals, and bathing in the mud can get rid of parasites on the skin.
  63. When meeting, many snakes measure their tails.
  64. Only a female kangaroo has a bag, as it is only needed for carrying children.
  65. Hares move a lot during the day, if they move less, their bone tissue will be susceptible to osteochondrosis.
  66. Among wolves, character and courage are much more important than body size.
  67. Hamsters prefer to live alone.
  68. The chipmunk never hides from a predator in his burrow, so as not to give away his home.
  69. Giraffes beat each other’s necks in a fight.
  70. The kangaroo bag contains milk of different fat contents.
  71. Goats, like goats, have a beard.
  72. Foxes lead a solitary way of life in the winter, and in the summer they create families.
  73. Hippos and whales descended from a common ancestor.
  74. There is a completely female species of lizards that do not need to be fertilized by a male, since they can do it on their own.
  75. Pigs do not sweat, so they need water to cool the body.
  76. Giraffes sleep standing up and their sleep is interrupted every 10 minutes to make sure they are safe.
  77. The offspring of the alpha she-wolf is raised and fed by the whole flock.
  78. The most dangerous animal for humans in Africa is the hippopotamus, not the crocodile or lion.
  79. Goats are vindictive and can take revenge for mistreating them.
  80. Chipmunks make reserves for the winter 2-3 times more than they can eat.
  81. Foxes can confuse their tracks and confuse their pursuer, which is why they are considered cunning animals.
  82. The mooing of cows has 11 different types.
  83. Pigs have a good sense of smell, almost like dogs. By the way, the pig is the second animal, after the dog, which was domesticated by man.
  84. The head of the herd of goats in the wild is more often the female than the male.
  85. Rats appeared before people and there are twice as many of them on earth as people.
  86. The longest tongue among animals is that of the anteater.
  87. Foxes adapt well to the environment, can live near cities, people, and in captivity.
  88. Cows can learn from other cows. They learn from each other, as dogs and cats do.
  89. The new tail in lizards may differ from the previous one in color and size.
  90. Pigs swim well and love water.
  91. Lizards smell with their tongue.
  92. The spine of a camel is straight despite the hump.
  93. Sloths lead a very passive lifestyle: they not only move a little but also sleep a lot.
  94. Rats can sense danger in advance and leave an unsafe place earlier than any other animal.
  95. Moles are more likely to dig holes at night.
  96. An anteater can be so aggressive that it can scare a large predator.
  97. Dolphins can sleep with one eye closed.
  98. Female dogs are more aggressive than dogs.
  99. Rats can chew on almost anything, including concrete and iron.
  100. Anteaters are mostly nocturnal and stay awake 8 hours a day.
Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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