1. Looking at cute animal pictures at work can make you more productive, a study claims.
  2. Small Animals Sense Time Slower Than Humans.
  3. Animals react to social pressure much as humans do, a study concluded.
  4. A "Panther" isn't a real animal. It's actually a term used to describe black cougars, jaguars and leopards.
  5. Charles Darwin Ate Every Animal He Discovered.
  6. The Bull is the national animal of Spain.
  7. Leo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals
    at the market just to set them free.
  8. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  9. The Chinese soft-shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth.
  10. Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans.
  11. Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.
  12. The Elk is the national animal of Norway.
  13. The wood frog and other animals have the ability to freeze solid during winter, thaw in the spring and remain perfectly healthy.
  14. Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
  15. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
  16. Pope Paul VI claimed that animals can go to heaven.
  17. The last animal in the dictionary is the zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.
  18. African elephants have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom.
  19. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
  20. 1/3
    of pet owners let their animals sleep in bed with them.
  21. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
  22. The Sea Anemone looks like a flower, but it's actually a carnivorous animal that eats small fish and shrimp.
  23. In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
  24. Gelatin is derived from collagen, a protein collected from animal skin.
  25. The Steppe eagle is the national animal of Egypt.
  26. The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
  27. Animals, including pigs, horses, and even insects, could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
  28. Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
  29. The Rufous hornero is the national animal of Argentina.
  30. Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.
  31. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
  32. Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
  33. Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.
  34. California 's official state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct.
  35. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 km (500 mi) away.
  36. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
  37. During the outbreak of WW2, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped.
  38. The animal in the Firefox logo isn't a Fox. It's a Red Panda.
  39. The Macaw is the national animal of Brazil.
  40. The scientific name of the llama is "lama glama."
  41. The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
  42. The Blue-ringed octopus is one of the world's most venomous marine animals: it can kill you in one bite, there is no antivenom.
  43. Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
  44. Alex, an African grey parrot, was the first and only non-human animal to ask an existential question: he asked what color he was.
  45. The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
  46. The average meat-eating person eats about 7,000 animals in their lifetime.
  47. The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
  48. The White-Tailed Deer is the national animal of Costa Rica.
  49. The Red Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia.
  50. The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
  51. Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
  52. Spotted hyenas sometimes scavenge, but, contrary to popular belief, they kill 95% of their food.
  53. Female blanket octopuses can be 40,000 times more massive than the male, it's the largest sex size discrepancy in the animal kingdom.
  54. Jellyfish are the ocean's most efficient swimmers, consuming 48% less oxygen than any other swimming animal.
  55. Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
  56. The Brown bear is the national animal of Finland.
  57. Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
  58. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
  59. The deepest living animal ever found is a "devil worm" living 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers) below.
  60. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
  61. The Cuban trogon is the national animal of Cuba.
  62. Over 16,000 religious festivals across Spain are said to involve animal cruelty. About 60,000 animals die every year on them.
  63. Humans can beat almost all animals in long-distance running.
  64. Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
  65. The Gallic rooster is the national animal of France.
  66. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
  67. Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
  68. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
  69. The Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel.
  70. The Red-billed streamertail is the national animal of Jamaica.
  71. The Xoloitzcuintli is the national dog of Mexico.
  72. When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there's a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.
  73. The FBI tracks animal abuse just like homicide, arson and assault.
  74. Most mammals, from elephants to shrews, live for the same number of heartbeats, about 1.5 billion, before dying.
  75. Congo the chimp was a famous abstract painter in the 1950s who sold paintings to Picasso, Dalí and others for up to US$26,000.
  76. The horses in Olympic equestrian events have their own passports and fly business class.
  77. The loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest testicles, a study found.
  78. Female sharks can store sperm for up to a year before using it to fertilise their eggs.
  79. A species of hermaphroditic worm has a strange way to deal with loneliness: It injects sperm into its head to reproduce.
  80. Research has shown that all sorts of animals, from insects to monkeys, have a sense of personal space.
  81. American cows produce 4 times as much milk as they did in 1944.
  82. Humans have no more genes than worms.
  83. Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
  84. Birds never crash into each other because they always veer right, a study found.
  85. In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row.
  86. Some insects
    can see ultraviolet light.
  87. Some baby turtles talk to each other while they are still in their eggs so that they all hatch together.
  88. Horse-eating is called Hippophagy.
  89. Llamas usually spit to settle an argument over food or to decide which is the dominant llama.
  90. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury.
  91. Giant anteaters do not have teeth; instead, they have tongues reaching as much as 610 mm (2 ft.) in length.
  92. Just one insectivorous bat can eat 600 or more mosquitoes in a single hour.
  93. African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.
  94. Opossums have fifty razor sharp teeth, the highest number of teeth found in any land mammal.
  95. Fruit flies use hairs on their head and thorax to catapult dust off of them at accelerations of up to 500 times Earth's gravity.
  96. A honeybee has the same amount of hairs as a squirrel: 3 million.
  97. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.”
  98. A honeybee's true surface area is the size of a piece of toast.
  99. As soon as they find a rock to anchor themselves to, young sea squirts eat their own brains.
  100. In 1949, a flock of starlings perched on the minute hand of Big Ben, slowing it by 4.5 minutes.
  101. Walruses have the longest total gestation period of any seal: up to 16 months.
  102. Unlike most fish, seahorses are covered in bony plates instead of scales.
  103. Fruit flies take their time over difficult decisions.
  104. A study indicates that dolphins talk to each other in sentences.
  105. African elephants can disperse — with their dung — over 2000 seeds of diverse plants per square kilometre, every day.
  106. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.
  107. The grasshopper mouse eats scorpions, centipedes, snakes and even other mice.
  108. Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests there were two distinct dog populations in the world, one in the east and one in the west, during the Palaeolithic.
  109. A dead gecko can stay stuck to the wall for half an hour.
  110. The bigger an animal's brain, the longer it will yawn.
  111. Bees know when it's going to rain, so they put in extra work the day before.
  112. Mice sing like birds, but humans can't hear them.
  113. Fruit-fly sperm is 20,000 times larger than porcupine sperm.
  114. Male spider mites prefer their sexual partners to be dead.
  115. Some woodpeckers like to eat the brains of baby doves.
  116. Elephants don't like peanuts.
  117. Giraffes flick insects away with their tongues.
  118. A single gram of poison from Bruno's casque-headed frog is enough to kill 80 people or 300,000 mice.
  119. A naked mole rat's four front teeth are located outside its mouth, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth, preventing soil from filling its mouth while he is digging.
  120. The African giant pouched rat can smell tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests.
  121. Cats can't see treats right in front of their faces.
  122. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans do not.
  123. The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means “he who kills with one leap.”
  124. Squids squirt water out fast enough to propel themselves through the air at up to 11.2 metres per second, faster than Usain Bolt's top speed of 10.31 metres per second.
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