We have collected the most interesting facts about animals that few people know.
Goshawks are not found only in one European country – Iceland.
Chameleons can throw their tongue up to half the length of their torso. In addition, his eyes are able to rotate independently of each other, so the chameleon can look in all directions simultaneously without moving his head.
The electric generators of the South American electric eel can generate voltages of up to 1200 volts at a current of 1.2 A. This would be enough to light six hundred-watt bulbs.
For an ostrich egg to be hard-boiled, it must be boiled for at least 40 minutes.
Ferrets sleep up to 20 hours a day.
The French call the pigeon the “flying rat”.
Jackals have one more chromosome pair than dogs and wolves.
Tigers not only have striped fur, but also striped skin.
The garfish fish have green bones.
The octopus has a rectangular pupil.
A horse has 18 bones more than a human.
Giraffes have the largest heart and the highest blood pressure of any land animal.
Giraffes have a completely black tongue that can be up to 45 cm long.
The blood temperature of fish in Antarctica can reach -1.7 degrees Celsius.
A whale’s heart beats only 9 times a minute.
The longest recorded chicken flight lasted 13 seconds.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim but cannot fly. It is also the only standing bird.
In the Falkland Islands, there are 350 sheep (700,000) for every inhabitant (2000), while in New Zealand there are 20 sheep.
The leaf-cutting ant can lift and move loads weighing 50 times its own weight.
An elephant’s brain mass is approximately 0.27% of its body weight.
A cat’s jaws cannot move to the sides.
When the first shipment of sparrows was brought from Europe to America in 1850, the Americans were so happy that they fed them all to death.
One ostrich egg can make eleven and a half omelets.
The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is a cat.
An adult whale inhales 2400 liters of air in 2 seconds.
If the bat heard its scream, which it locates, unreflected, it would go deaf. Therefore, before emitting a locating cry, the mouse makes a squeak, which makes the muscles of the hearing aid tense, and it already perceives a loud cry normally.
Each beehive is home to 20-60 thousand bees. The queen bee lays nearly 1,500 eggs per day and lives up to two years. Drones, whose only job is to help the uterus, live up to 24 days and do not have a sting. Worker bees (all barren females) – usually work until death (about 40 days) collecting pollen and nectar.
There are 321 species of hummingbirds in the world (for example sword-billed, red, ruby-headed, Sappho, angel, long-tailed, topaz, rocket-tailed, giant (the size of a swallow :).
An iguana can stay underwater for up to 28 minutes.
Zebra is white with black stripes, not vice versa.
There are approximately 500 zoos in the world.
The caterpillar’s body has more muscles than the human body.
Belize is the only country in the world where jaguars are protected by law.
A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
A titmouse feeds its chicks a thousand times per day.
In ancient Egypt, the main pests of fields were not considered to be beetles or even locusts, but … hippos.
The armadillo female has a unique ability. In stressful situations, she can delay labor for up to two years.
When attacking their prey, sharks close their eyes so that the beating prey does not hurt them.
A skunk cannot bite and smell at the same time.
The Mola Mola (or oceanic sunfish) lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at a time.
Bee stings kill 3 times more people every year than rattlesnake bites.
The snail’s movement speed is about 1.5 mm / sec.
The world’s largest reptile (and the most dangerous to humans) is the saltwater crocodile.
A male imperial moth can sense and find a female of its own species from a distance of two kilometers.
The tiger has five toes on its front paws, and four toes on its hind legs. Tiger’s claws reach a length of 8-10 cm.
Male monkeys go bald in the same way as men.
A species of starfish called Lunckia columbiae can completely replicate its body from a 1-centimeter long particle.
About 4000 species of frogs and toads are known on Earth.
Because of the mechanism that reflects light back to the retina, tigers have six times better night vision than humans.
Hippos, after elephants, are the heaviest mammals on Earth. Their weight can be up to 4 tons.
The weight of an ostrich egg can reach 1.5 kg.
The favorite horse of Napoleon Bonaparte was called Morengo.
During the First World War, one of the South African monkeys received a medal and was even awarded the military rank of corporal.
In China, snakes are caught mainly for culinary purposes, in India for leather, and in Burma for the manufacture of antidotes.
All wild geese are monogamous.
Snakes can sleep for 3 years in a row without eating anything.
The flea can jump 33 cm in one jump. If humans had the same jumping ability, humans could jump 213 meters!
Rats appeared on Earth 48 million years earlier than humans.
There are about 400 breeds of domestic dogs on Earth.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
A cat that falls from the 12th floor is more likely to survive than a cat that falls from the 7th.
The animal with the largest brain in relation to the body is an animal.
About 70 percent of living things on Earth are bacteria.
In their youth, the Black Sea perches are mostly girls, but by the age of 5, they radically change their sex!
The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
The zoopark in Tokyo closes for 2 months every year so that the animals can rest from visitors.
Muraviedy prefers to eat not monsters, but termites.
When a giraffe gives birth, its cub falls from a height of one and a half meters.
Looking at the hump, the camel’s spine is straight.
Female dogs bite more often than dogs.
Sharks are immune to cancer.
Birth control pills work on gorillas.
Pig orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
A sea star can turn its stomach inside out.
The only animals, besides humans, who are ill with the show, are the henchmen.
Hippos are born underwater.
Orangutans warn about aggression with a loud burst.
A mole can dig through a 76-meter long tunnel in one night.
A snail has about 25,000 teeth.
The black spider can eat up to 20 spiders a day.
With a lack of food, the tapeworm can eat up to 95 percent of its body weight – and nothing!
Crocodiles are responsible for over 1000 deaths on the banks of the Nile per year.
The ancient Egyptians taught baboons to serve them at the table.
Saint Bernards, the famous climber rescuers, do not wear a brandy flask around their necks.
Sloths spend 75% of their lives sleeping.
Hummingbirds cannot walk.
Dogs have elbows.
Polar bears can run at a speed of 40 km / h.
Crocodiles swallow rocks to dive deeper.
Elephants and humans are the only mammals that can stand on their heads.
Chimpanzees are the only animals that can recognize themselves in the mirror.
Penguins can jump at heights more than one and a half meters.
Over the past 4000 years, no new animal has been domesticated.
The only animals that have sex for pleasure are humans and dolphins.
The blood of the grasshopper is white, the lobster is naked.
To make a kilogram of honey, a bee must fly around 2 million flowers.
99% of living things that lived on Earth died out.
The easiest way to distinguish a vegetarian beast from a predator: predators’ eyes are located on the front of the muzzle to see the victim. For vegetarians – on both sides of the head to see the enemy.
The moth has no stomach.