Strange animal facts

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A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!
A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
A snail can sleep for three years.
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
All polar bears are left handed.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Bulls are colour blind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
Cat urine glows under a black-light!
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, but dogs only have about ten.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
Porcupines float in water!
The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times! !
The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!
You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.





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