Fun Facts

Trying to understand what it is we love the most about animals is difficult. Animals are beautiful, innocent, intelligent, and fascinating in so many different ways. They enlighten our lives in so many different ways. 

Please enjoy our collection of animal fun facts.

 

SeaOtter2 1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.
Squirel1 2. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they place their acorns.
prison 3. A prison in Washington state pairs up "death row" shelter cats with prison inmates as part of a rehabilitation program. It seems to be a great thing to do for both the cats and the inmates.
PrisonDogTraining1 4. There is a program that makes prison inmates responsible for training and raising seeing-eye dogs.
rats1 5. Rats laugh when tickled.
MunchkinCat1 6. A cat version of the corgi exits: the munchkin cat.
Chickens1 7. Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds.
QJ 8. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.
Paw 9. Contrary to popular beliefs, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
Sebastian1 10. Cats have better memories than dogs. Tests conducted by the University of Michigan concluded that while a dog's memory lasts no more than 5 minutes, a cat's can last as long as 16 hours - exceeding even that of monkeys and orangutans.
11.chow 11. Every known dog, except the chow, has a pink tongue - a chow's tongue is black. The origin of the Chow's black tongue is a mystery.
Paw 12. Dogs can alert their owners of an epileptic seizure up to an hour before it occurs.
13 13. The dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans.
FatDog1 14. The heaviest dog ever weighed 319 pounds.
15 15. The oldest dog ever died at age 29.
Monte1 16. Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

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17. It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

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18.  Butterflies can taste with thier feet.

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19.  When rabbits jump and twist out of excitement it is referred to as "binky."

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20.  Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.

 

 

 

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21. A butterfly has 12,000 eyes.

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22.  Dolphins have names for one another.

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23.  Male pups will intentionally let female pups "win" when they play-fight so they can get to know them better. 

 

 Fun facts 24 through 40 retreived from The Fact Site

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24.  A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.

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25.  A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.

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26.  It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.

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27.  Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.

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28.  Cows have four stomachs.

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29.  The blue whale weighs as much as thirty elephants and is as long as three Greyhound buses.

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30.  Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.

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31.  The flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. This is equal to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.

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32.  The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.

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33.  One million stray dogs and 500,000 stray cats live in New York City metropolitan area.

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34.  Only half of a dolphin's brain sleeps at a time. The other awake half makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.

 35 35.  Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds.
 36 36.  Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs.
 37 37.  A bat can eat up to 1,000 insects per hour