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15 Fun Facts from the Animal World

The animal world has an endless number of wonders. We do know a tiny part of all this mystery but there is definitely more to it than we can even imagine. Here 15 fun facts of those we do know. Enjoy.

  1. A chameleon’s tongue is twice as long as its body.
  2. The polar bear’s skin is black and its fur transparent. We see polar bears white because of the reflection of the ice and snow.
  3. Elephants don’t see very well but they have an excellent smell. They can smell water from 4 km. Moreover, they are the only mammals that can’t jump.animal-fun-facts-elephant
  4. Tigers have stripes both on their fur and their skin. There are no two tiger with the same pattern.
  5. Should you be caught by a crocodile, gouge its eye with your thumb. It will instantly let you go. Crocodiles can’t stick their tongues out. They have a defense mechanism so that they don’t bite their tongues off.
  6. Each cat has a unique nose print they can be identified by. It works like a fingerprint in the case of humans. Would you like to read some more fun facts about cats? Click here for 15 secrets about cats.
  7. Chimpanzees, once they get older, they start getting bald.
  8. Dolphins sleep with an open eye. They can call each other from the group by emitting special sounds. Biologists claim that this is similar to people addressing each other.animal-fun-facts-dolphins
  9. Flees can jump 200 times higher than their height. That is like a person jumping on the Empire State Building from New York.
  10.   Sharks don’t have any bones, they only have cartilages (that’s the tissue we have in our ears and nose). Furthermore, unless they swim constantly, they drown.
  11. Kangaroos are the only mammals with feet that can’t go backwards.
  12. The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. It has a tongue long enough to be able to lick its own ears.
  13. There are no snakes on the North Pole, New Zealand and Ireland.
  14. Poison Arrow frogs have enough poison to kill 2200 people.
  15. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a Smart.
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