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June 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 146

  • After being born, the first thing a baby giraffe does is fall 3 metres. Not surprising, when you thin about it, but amazing.
  • Flamingos can't eat unless their heads are upside down. We've looked into this and it is very complicated, but seems to be true.
  • A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant. An elephant can weigh as much as a stonking 7 tonnes, which is a lot but only a small (tongue-sized) part of the biggest animal that ever lived, the blue whale, which weighs in at up to 170 tonnes!
  • Polar bears can jump over 6 feet. That means that technically they could jump over an average size man and slam dunk a basketball! Quite why they evolved the ability to slam dunk is beyond me, but I'm sure the answer will reveal itself in the next 1000 years.
  • Elephants can't jump at all. And they'r the only land-animal that can't. So that's 1-0 to the polar bears!
  • Female koalas have 2 vaginas. In fact our independent research suggests that there seems to be a lot of marsupials playing the double-genetalia game. Weird.
  • The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. And it peels off 7 times a year.
  • Not all mosquitos drink blood - just the female ones. This animal fact surprised me when I read it because I always thought that drinking blood was how mosquitos eat. But this is not so, they drink blood to prepare for laying eggs, hence it is just the gals.
  • Giraffes haven't got any vocal chords. This must be really annoying for them when all the other animals are teasing them about their long necks.
  • Cheetahs don't have the ability to roar. But they can run REALLY fast!
  • A blue whale's arteries are big enough for a human to swim through. As long as the human didn't mind being covered in goo.
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head. Which is a good animal fact to know in case we ever get invaded by shrimps.
  • The only way to be released from a crocodile's jaws is to poke it in the eye with your thumb. But nobody has ever tried tickling its chin and we think that might work too.
  • The average cow produces 30lbs of wee and 65lbs pounds of poo per day. That's a whole lot of poo and wee!
  • Butterflies taste with their feet. I'm glad I don't otherwise it would all taste like a ripe parmesan.
  • Elephants have got 4 knees. But alas they still cannot jump (see above).
  • Elephants sometimes remain standing up when they die. This one made us sad, but still an interesting animal fact.
  • Sharks are responsible for just 10 human deaths per year worldwide. Meanwhile cows are responsible for 100. Makes jaws seem a bit less scary doesn't it? Now a scary animal film about cows, is something we would love to say.
  • Turtles can breathe through their bottoms. Don't ask us how, they just can.
  • Woodpeckers peck wood at 20 pecks per second. They do it to mark their territory during mating season and I can tell you from experience that if their territory is your chimney it can be very annoying!

For the full list visit our 101 Amazing Animal Facts blog article here, and don't forget to check out our incredible animal costumes here.

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