Animals Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Animals? Below you can discover forty-six curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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A cat has 244 bones in its entire body—even more than a human, who only has 206 bones.
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Donkeys hate rain. Their coat is not waterproof and staying out in rain for a long period actually damages their health.
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A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
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Many people raise guinea fowls for their eggs, which are higher in protein than regular chicken eggs as they are thicker with more yolk than egg white.
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In Japan, cats are thought to have the power to turn into super spirits when they die. This may be because according to the Buddhist religion, the body of the cat is the temporary resting place of very spiritual people
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Rome has more homeless cats per square mile than any other city in the world.
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In order to protect themselves from poachers, African Elephants have been evolving without tusks, which unfortunately also hurts their species.
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A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
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A donkey will never get involved in an activity if it considers it to be unsafe.
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Guinea fowls have been known to spend hours watching themselves in the reflection from glass patio doors. Some people put mirrors near where they keep their guineas and love to watch them “watch themselves”. Source
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Unlike humans, cats are usually lefties. Studies indicate that their left paw is typically their dominant paw.
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The spiked dog collar was invented by the Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf attacks.
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A cross between a zebra and a donkey can be called a zonkey, zebronkey, zedonk, or zebadonk.
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The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph). Most gallop at around 44 kph or 27 mph.
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Many donkeys are used in developing countries as methods of commute and transportation of goods and services.
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Domestic horses can read human emotions, such as sadness or nervousness, even before we’ve even consciously registered them.
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There are an estimated 60 million horses in the world, combining wild and domesticated horses.
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When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months due to the fact that they have so many predators. However, in a controlled environment like being kept as a pet, they can live up to two years.
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Believe it or not, since 2005, traveling donkeys in Britain have been required to have a passport.
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Donkeys are originally from desert areas of Middle East and Africa and are anatomically well-equipped to survive in those conditions.
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A donkey’s milk is more like human milk than the milk of any other species.
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Donkeys and horses are often crossbred. The baby of a female horse and a male donkey is known as Mule.
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Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other. The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.
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African elephants are the largest land animals in the world today.
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Baby horses can walk and run after just a few hours of being born.
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If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a "Pizzy Bear".
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Guinea fowl eats different types of worms, insects, reptiles, spiders, berries, seed, tubers, roots and grains. It can survive prolonged period of time without water.
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A donkey can hear another donkey in the desert from 60 miles away thanks to that sound and their large ears.
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The ant, in comparison to its size, is one of the strongest animals in the world. A single ant can carry 50 times its own body weight and even work together in a group to move larger objects!
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There are wild donkeys in Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Mississippi.
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Guinea fowl is active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. It rests during the hottest part of the day and eliminates excess heat via its bare head and neck.
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Similar to apes, donkeys who live in a herd will groom each other.
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Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.
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The teeth of a horse can help determine their age. A horse’s teeth never stop growing.
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Ponies are small horses.
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Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa. They are the Giraffe and African elephant.
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The largest African elephant ever recorded was found in Angola, rocking in at a massive 24,000 lb (11,000 kg), with a shoulder height of 3.96 meters (13.0 ft), and being at least a metre taller than the average male African elephant! Source
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Horses can sleep while standing.
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The deadliest animal in all of Africa is the hippopotamus.
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Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
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Guinea fowl are mentioned in Greek mythology. Meleagros was the son of Oeneus, King of Calydon. According to legend, upon his death, his sisters were transformed into guineafowl. Source
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Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap.
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Natural enemies of guinea fowls are wild cats, wolves, snakes, crocodiles and humans.
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Guinea fowl can survive 10 to 20 years in the wild.
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Female lays 8 to 15 eggs that hatch after incubation of 24 to 30 days. Only female takes part in the incubation of eggs, while male guards the nest. Chicks, known as keets, fledge at the age of 4 weeks. Two-months-old guinea fowls are ready to return to the flock with their parents. Source
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Guinea fowls were first domesticated by Ancient Romans and are still farmed to this day.

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