» The giant squid, found usually in the deep reaches of the oceans, has the largest eye of any animal.
» There is a sea squirt found in the seas near Japan that digests its own brain. When the sea squirt is mature, it permanently attaches itself to a rock. At this point it does not need to move anymore and has no need for a brain. So, waste not want not, it eats it.
» A male gypsy moth can smell a female gypsy moth in heat up to a mile and a half away.
» A squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.
» 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
» The brown myotis bats when born are equivalent to a woman giving birth to a 30 pound baby.
» If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
» A snail can sleep for 3 years.
» Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
» The housefly hums, middle octave, key of F.
» A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.
» The correct animal group terms:
A herd of donkey
A sloth of bear
A clutter or clowder of cat
A drove or herd of cattle
A clutch or brood of chicken
A herd of deer
A pack of dogs
A brace or herd of ducks
A herd of elephant
A shulk of fox
A tribe or trip of goat
A flock or gaggle of geese
A herd of horses
A pride of lion
A band or troop of monkeys
A flock or drove of sheep
A bevy of swans
A litter of swine or pigs
A gam or pod of whale
A pack of wolves
» Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
» A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
» Rats can't vomit. That's why rat poison works so well.
» Giraffes have no vocal chords.
» Cats can hear ultrasound.
» A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
» Cat's urine glows under a black light.
» The largest known butterfly is Queen Alexandra's Birdwing from New Guinea, which has a wingspan of approximately 11 inches (28 cm).
» The smallest butterfly, the Dwarf Blue from Africa, has a wingspan of only 1 / 2 inches (1 cm).
» The distance between an alligators eyes in inches, is directly proportional to the length of the alligator in feet
» The honey badger can withstand hundreds of African bee stings that would kill any other animal.
» The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
» The opening to the cave in which a bear hibernates is always on the North Slope.
» An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
» The Hippopotamus does 80% of their vocalizations under water.
» The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.
» Scientists in Brazil have reported the emergence of a species of super-flea; they are bigger than cockroaches and can jump 20 feet (6 m).
» Polar bears are left-handed.
» The average flea can jump up to 150 times its own length. To match that a human would have to jump 1,000 feet (305 m).
» A cockroach can live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
» Butterflies taste with their feet.
» A cat has 32 muscles in each Ear.
» Starfish don't have brains.
» A hippo can run faster than a man can.