Interesting Animal Facts

1. A snail can sleep for three years.
2. It takes a cheetah 1/2 an hour to catch its breath after a run.
3. Flamingos get their pink color from their food.
4. Koala bears fingerprints are so similar to human fingerprints, that even with a microscope, its nearly impossible to distinguish between the two.
5. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
6. Cheetahs don't drink water- they get it from their food.
7. Giraffes only sleep about a half an hour each day.
8. Crocodiles can go a month without eating.
9. A mosquito has 47 teeth.
10. Cows "emit" 400 liters of methane a day. Methane is a harmful pollutant.
11. Most wild birds have a life span of 6 months.
12. The length of an elephant is the same as the tongue of a blue whale. The entire elephant also weighs less than that whale tongue.
13. Certain Chinese and American alligators can survive the winter by freezing its head in ice, leaving their nostrils out to breathe for months on end.
14. A camel can drink 32 gallons of water at a time.
15. Cheetahs catch their prey by tripping it.
16. A rhino's horn is made of hair.
17. When opossums are playing "possum" they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
18. A group of monkeys is a troop. A group of jellyfish is called a smack. A group of owls is a parliament.
19. We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp and 70% with a slug.
20. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
21. Shrimps hearts are in their heads.
22. Cows can have regional accents.

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