Random Facts About Animals You Never Knew

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Compiled in this facts sheet are mind blowing random animal facts and facts about the animal kingdom. The animal kingdom is a very large one just like human race only that it is larger and more diverse, this diversity in the animal kingdom is nothing like we humans are used to or perfectly understand.

Because all humans are pretty the same or very very similar physiologically and otherwise but that can’t be said of animals, not even close. These random animal facts reflect differences between the animals. There are thousands of different animals with different lifestyles, different mode of walking around, different habitats. The differences between all animal species continues on and on, for this reason we need a carefully compiled fun facts list about these animals and their world which is the animal kingdom, the essence of the random facts about animals and the animal kingdom is to capture all important and necessary things you probably never knew about animals and feature them in one interesting random facts list about animals.

You also want to know some animal group names.

Random Animal Facts You Should Know:

 

  • All clown fish are born male—some turn female to enable mating.
  • The tuna fish is known to have the ability to swim up to 40 miles per day.
  • The fastest fish is the Sailfish with a top speed of 109 km/hr.
  • The body of a jellyfish is known to be 98% water, hence they evaporate in the sun.
  • The seahorse is the slowest fish, it moves at a top speed of 0.016 km/hr.
  • Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day.
  • Flamingos are usually white—their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
  • Frogs stay frozen without dying.
  • Prairie Dogs say hello by kissing.
  • Dogs have 10 vocal sounds.
  • The sense of smell possessed by dogs is 100,000 times that of humans.
  • Dogs are allergic to caffeine and every food item containing it.
  • World’s oldest known breed of domesticated dog dates back to 329 BC.
  • Dogs are known to have lived with humans for over 14,000 years.
  • Dogs unlike humans are known to see better when the lights low.
  • There are sweat glands on the paws of dogs.
  • An adult dog is as smart as a 2 or 3 year old human child.
  • At birth, dogs are toothless, blind and deaf.
  • The reason dogs have wet noses is so they are able to collect tiny and invisible droplets of smelling chemicals.
  • Dogs are known to have over 1700 taste boards.
  • Some species of dogs are known to be able to smell dead bodies that are under water.
  • 19 mph is known to be the average dog’s top speed.
  • While the fastest dog is the greyhounds with a top speed of 45 mph.
  • There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.
  • If you own a cat, you’re 30% less likely to suffer a heart attack.
  • Cats are known to have over 100 vocal sounds.
  • Cats are known to have the ability to hear ultrasound.
  • Anteaters don’t have teeth.
  • Squirrels usually do take the orphaned pups to their late family members
  • Crocodiles can keep growing for more than 30 years.
  • Crocodiles have their tongues attached to the roof of their mouths making it unmovable.
  • The human DNA and that of a chimp has up to 98.4% similarities.
  • The human DNA and that of a slug has up to 70% similarities.
  • Whitetail deer can sprint at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
  • Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching the baby in their wings as it drops.
  • Snow leopards can’t roar.
  • Reindeer eyes turn blue in the winter.
  • Pigeons are capable of doing math at a similar level.
  • Cats can’t taste sugar because they don’t have sweet taste buds.
  • Cats have 3 eyelids and the third one is called a ‘haw’, which is typically invisible until the cat is sick.
  • Dolphins in the wild usually give each other names just like humans do.
  • Bottlenose dolphins are even more right-handed than humans.
  • When a dolphin is sleeping, only half of its brain goes to sleep at once, the other half is made to start awake to ensure the dolphin comes up for air to prevent drowning while sleeping.
  • An adult dolphin is able to eat up to 30 pounds of fish daily.
  • There’s an alarm/cry or name elephants use to refer to only humans. Basically, elephants have a word that means ‘humans’ to them.
  • The baby Elephants suck their trunks for comfort.
  • Elephants are covered in hair and not furs.
  • Elephants have the ability to smell water from as far as 3 miles away.
  • Elephants are known to not drink through their trunks.
  • 82 years was the age of the oldest recorded elephant ever.
  • African elephants are known to have larger ears than Asian elephants.
  • The strips on tigers are as unique as the finger print on humans. No two tigers have the same stripes.
  • Just like humans and a few other animals, young goats have the ability to learn new accents.
  • The first animals every domesticated by man were goats, goats were domesticated in 10,000 BC.
  • There are no teeth in the upper front jaw of a goat.
  • It is known that goats are the first animals to be milked by humans.
  • ‘Doe’ or ‘nanny’ is the name of a female goat.
  • While the male goat is known as a ‘billy’.
  • Horses can communicate with themselves using facial expressions.
  • Just like humans, male penguins propose to their females, they do so by bringing a precious pebble. Similar to rings.
  • Penguins have great limbs, they can jump as high as 6 feet out of water.
  • Young baby whales are known to gain up to 200 pounds a day.
  • Baby whales are known to grow up to 1/3 of their entire length while still inside their mothers.
  • Sperm whales in the Caribbean have an accent.
  • Humpback whales use bubbles to hunt.
  • A cheetah in the wild can live up to 12 years old.
  • Fireflies are one of the most harmless insects, they don’t bite or have diseases.
  • Adult fireflies typically survive without eating as they do not need to eat to survive, while young fireflies feed on mostly nectar and pollen.
  • New born pandas are usually very small at birth, typically smaller than a mouse.
  • The Firefox browser logo has a red panda in it and not a fox as most people believed.

To learn more about animals see these animal trivia questions.

  • Polar bears have dark/black skin even though we see them as white due to their furs.
  • Polar bears are known not to show up on infrared photographs, this is because their body doesn’t give off enough heat to e detectable by the infrared camera.
  • At age 4 or 5, female polar bears begin to have baby cubs.
  • In present day, polar bears are the world’s largest land predators.
  • An adult bear can run as fast as a horse.
  • Honey bees have the ability to flap their wings 200 times every second.
  • A strand of a spider silk is 5 times stronger than steel of the same width.
  • Sea Otters hold hands while they’re sleeping so they don’t drift apart.
  • Capuchin monkeys pee on their hands to wash their feet
  • The human brain generates and uses up to 15 watts of electricity.
  • Chevrotain is an animal that looks like a tiny deer with fangs.
  • Owl eyes are bot round like human eyes or like eyes of most other animals, they are tube shaped.
  • Some species of owls are known to have the ability to fly silently, this is with the use of special sets of feathers they have.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • During winter, the eyeballs of reindeers turn blue. This helps them see at very low light.
  • All rodents including rats and squirrels lack the ability to vomit.
  • Oysters are one of the very few animals with the ability to switch between genders. oysters can go male to female and back to male again.
  • Donkeys are known to be able to see their entire legs at the same time. This is as a result of the position of their eyes.
  • There are an estimated 50 million donkeys in the world.
  • Hippopotamuses typically attract their mates by defecating and urinating.
  • Studies show that during each Thanksgiving in the US, over 45 million turkeys are eaten.
  • Turkeys are known to have a perfect sense of taste while having very poor sense of smell.

SEE ALSO Fun Facts About Pets

  • Most Female lions do 90 percent of the hunting.
  • Cows that are painted with zebra-like stripes can avoid being bitten by flies.
  • Cows from different regions and places are known to have different accents when they moo.
  • Some snails can have hairy shells.
  • Cowbirds use secret passwords to teach their young.
  • Hummingbirds are known to be able to beat their wings between 60 to 80 times in a second.
  • Slow lorises are the only venomous primates.
  • Zebra stripes act as a natural bug repellant.
  • Wild chimps like to drink and get drunk.
  • Male horses have way more teeth than their female counterparts.
  • A group of ferrets is called a business.
  • Some pigs in China are the size of bears.
  • Half of the world’s pig population is in China.
  • In Denmark, there are two pigs for every single person in the country.
  • Parrots will selflessly help each other out.
  • The mantis shrimp has the world’s fastest punch.
  • Puffins use twigs to scratch their bodies
  • Some sharks glow in the dark.
  • Baby Tasmanian devils make life-long friendships.
  • A housefly buzzes in an F key.
  • Contrary to popular, a duck’s quack actually echoes, it is just impossible for humans to hear with their natural ear.
  • Sea otters are adept at using tools.
  • Octopuses can taste with their arms.
  • Octopuses have three hearts.
  • Octopuses have blue blood.
  • Zoophobia is known as the fear of animals.
  • While the fear of wild animals is ‘agrizoophobia’
  • A study shows that majority of pet owners sleep with their pets, this majority is as much as 79%.
  • Butterflies have a staggering 24,000 species known to mankind.
  • Butterflies are only able to see three colors which are; green, red and yellow.
  • The eye of a squid can get as big as a basket ball.
  • There known to be over 1 million animals on earth at the moment.
  • Bulls are known to be color blind.

We have come to the end of our collection of the most mind blowing animal facts ever. Due to the long list of animal facts in this article that were randomly selected, I’m sure you must have learnt something new from the list of facts. Do you have a friend, family or colleague who loves to read interesting fun facts, then share this list of random animal facts with them to make their day.