Funny Animal Pictures For Kids BiographyWhen opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning!
The Western African gorilla‘s scientific name is Gorilla gorilla, including a lowland subspecies named Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Source
Kangaroos can't walk they only jump.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit or some other variation of "twit". Goldfish, however, or all other fish for that matter, do not in fact get pregnant, but lay eggs. Live-bearing aquarium fish, often simply called livebearers, are fish that retain the eggs inside the body and give birth to live, free-swimming young. Source
A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
Ants have graveyards. Two days after an ant dies, its body gives off oleic acid which creates an odor to let the other ants know that it is dead. Once the ants catch the scent, they pick up and carry the dead ant off to their ant graveyard. They do this because corpses have a lot of bacteria and concentrating the dead to one locations avoid the bacteria from spreading. Source
The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
A sheep’s wool never stops growing and it can actually roll over on its back from the weight and die of starvation. Source
Rats are empathetic and will altruistically lend a helping paw to a cage mate who is stuck in a trap. Not only will rats frantically work to free their trapped cage mate; they will do so even when there’s a tempting little pile of chocolate chips nearby, according to the new study. Instead of leaving their pal in the trap and selfishly gobbling the candy all by themselves, rats will free their cage mate and share the chocolate. Source
The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!
When first born a shrimp is a male and gradually evolves to a female.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
There is a snake venom that causes you to bleed from all holes of your body. Source
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
The bird that lays the largest egg in relation to its own size is the kiwi.
When a mouse is first born its skin is transperant and you can see milk flowing as it drinks.
Worms can grow a new tail if it is cut off.
A hippo can outrun a human.
There are catfish in France that have learned to lunge out of the water and hunt pigeons with a 28% success rate. Source
A bumble bee can pull 300 times its weight.
India’s nomadic Vadi tribe teaches their kids to charm venomous serpents. For a Vadi child, a decade’s worth of snake-charming training kicks off when he or she turns 2 years old. In keeping with sacred, millennium-old traditions, the boys are taught to charm the snakes, whereas the girls learn to keep the cobras and other snakes happy and healthy. Source
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the bible and cats are not metioned once,
By the time you say 3,000 puppies, 3,000 puppies are born in the US.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. MYTH The quack does echo, but it is usually too quiet to hear. When you want to hear an echo, you usually make a very loud noise to make sure the reflection can be heard. But a duck quacks too quietly, so the reflection is too quiet to hear.
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Sheared sheep don’t recognize each other and fight for a few days to re-establish a hierarchy. Source
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
Chimpanzees deliberately seek out and eat fire ants, presumably to enjoy their venom in the same way we enjoy spicy food. Source
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.( I always fell on my face)
Monkeys escaped a primate research center in Japan by using trees as catapults (and afterwards were lured back with peanuts). Source
Polar bears are left handed.
Pandas can poop up to 48 pounds per day. Source
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, more than any other animal.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.
An orangutan from a zoo reintroduced to the wild in Borneo began spear fishing after watching local fisherman. Source
Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (Real Quickies, They should talk to the pig)
Butterflies taste with their feet.