Strange & Weird Facts About Unusual Animals

A really interesting collections of animal facts you most likely never learned in school.

The great blue oceans encompassing the Earth and the vast jungles, forests, deserts, prairielands, savannahs, bogs, mountains, islands and tundra regions are home to various Earth creatures with untold stories and bios. There are many interesting facts about some of these unique animals indigenous to what may appear as alien biomes to various humans in certain areas of the world. Ecologists and environmentalists working with many non-profit  organizations (such as WWF, Audubon, IUCN, WSPA) are striving to bring new and interesting information to people about endangered species. Hopefully these facts and strange trivia about unusual animals, not always seen, in captivity will spark attention and incite people to a new level of stewardship in their attitude and actions, toward wildlife we share the planet with!

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Some of the FACTS:

1.       Did you know the Galapagos, off the coast of Ecuador, is home to 1000’s of unique species of animals that are not found anywhere else in the world? Many of these animals have been evolving since the prehistoric era, without much interference from humanity and the scientific community.

2.       The Galapagos is home to the only penguin found in the northern hemisphere of the world.

3.       Do you know what a “Blue-footed Booby” (Sula  nebouxii) is? …it is a very long winged seabird with aqua blue feet, known for its animated mating dance.

4.       Do you know where Pygmy Elephants live? ….there are 2 types of Pygmy Elephants: 1) the African Pygmy Elephant is believed to be a “morph” of the African Forest Elephant and 2) the Borneo Pygmy Elephant is found in the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

5.       DNA study has revealed in recent years the Borneo Pygmy Elephant is a new sub-species of elephant.

6.       The Kiang or Kyang (Equus kiang), is believed to be the largest of the wild ‘ass’ species in the world and is found on the border plains between Tibet and Nepal.

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6 Responses to “Strange & Weird Facts About Unusual Animals”
  1. thuanynguyen Says...

    On January 14, 2010 at 12:04 am

    wow great write! Good info!

  2. Knight Of One Says...

    On January 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Impressive! I knew the first few facts, but was surprised about following statements. Where else could I find out that camels have three eyelids?

  3. zhayzhay Says...

    On January 28, 2010 at 7:26 am

    it’s good of child on stady of science

  4. kriziarie Says...

    On January 28, 2010 at 7:34 am

    wow great write! good info!

  5. Halala Says...

    On February 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Awesome article! Though, the fastest bird is Peregrine Falcon.

  6. Alex Says...

    On March 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I know for a fact that bird you mentioned… the “white” or whatever is not the fastest at 95 mph, as this bird is faster:

    Spine-tailed swift, also known as the White-throated Needletail (scientific name: Hirundapus caudacutus)

    Speed – 106 mph

    Great guide otherwise though! loved the fact about the camel eyelids!

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