31 Animal Facts

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

A fullgrown bear can run as fast as a horse.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime (at night).

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Starfish haven't got brains.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cat's urine glows under a black light.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.


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