Some animals are simply amazing. Because of their unique and unusual traits and characteristic these creatures continue to amaze us.
Here are some amusingly interesting facts about animals.
1.) The only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink is the “Owl”. All other birds raise their lower eyelids to do so.
2.) Bats, the only mammals capable of true flight, always turn left when exiting a cave.
3.) There are only 3 animals with fingerprints. Humans, Apes and Koalas are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
4.) A Zebra is white with black stripes and no two Zebra has the same stripe pattern.
5.) Have you tried looking behind you without turning your head? Well, parrots and rabbits are the only animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads.
6.) The only animal in the world that can fly backwards is the Hummingbird, the smallest bird.
7.) A Pelican uses its huge pouch under its lower beak for catching fish for food. This bird swooshes it into the water and scoops up as many fish as possible.
8.) Reindeer eat lots of moss because it contains a special chemical that helps them keep their body fluids warm so that they will not freeze when they make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region.
9.) The world’s heaviest fish ever caught was the Ocean Sunfish. This gigantic fish weighed 2,240 kg or 4,928 lbs.
10.) The world’s largest fish ever caught was the Whale Shark? This very huge fish was 59 ft in length. Whale Sharks fish can weigh up to 15 tons.
11.) The fastest swimming mammal is the dolphin it can swim up to 35 mph. Compared to the fastest human swimmer which can swim at 6 mph.
12.) Which breed of dog bites humans the most? Beware of this dog’s breed because they bite humans more than any other breed – German Shepherds. Its bite has a force of 280 lbs.
13.) Like the patterns of Zebra – no two Lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
14.) Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
15.) Kangaroos and Emus, both endemic to Australia, cannot walk backwards