33 Weird Facts About Animals

Animals are amazing things, all of us are unique and sometimes very unusual in our behavior. You think you know some but you most likely only knew a tiny bit of them. You can follow our Instagram account for new weird and yet interesting facts, we post daily for your enjoyment!

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33 Weird yet Interesting Facts To Be Mull Over

  1. Otters carry rocks to crack open clams
  2. House cat’s genome is 95.6% tiger! They share some interest and also behavior with their big cousins.
  3. Grayfox can retract their claws like cats do
  4. Cats are believed to be the only mammals who don’t taste sweetness
  5. Believe it or not, Samoyed ‘wool’ is a favorite of weavers. The wool is carded, spun and woven or knitted into warm, beautiful clothing
  6. Hamster from the German word ‘Hamstern’ means ‘hoard’, which is a favorite pastime of our hamster friend
  7. Sugar glider communicate by leaving scent trails, vocalizing, and making body contact
  8. Koalas are known to be a fussy eaters. They only eat eucalyptus leaves and can eat up to 1 kg a day
  9. Salmon can live both fresh and saltwater due to them being anadromous
  10. Tarantulas urticating’s hair as one of their primary defense mechanism from their abdomen
  11. Honey badger’s skin is very tough for most predator to bite and kill, it even can withstand bee sting.
  12. Harpy eagle is the deadliest eagle alive today
  13. Caracal is capable of leaping into the air and knocking down 10 to 12 birds at one time
  14. Rainbow boa has tiny ridges on the scales act as prisms to refract light and create a rainbow colored effect.
  15. Tibetan Mastiff is considered as the largest dog breed in the world! Weighing over 74 kg for males and 54 kg for females.
  16. Owl can turn its head 270 degree angle
  17. Wombat poop in cube shape
  18. Lemur have 100 species and all of them can only be found in Madagascar
  19. Shires held world records both for the largest and tallest horse
  20. Ball pythons are comfortable being handled by humans if you hold them gently once per day.
  21. Honey bees have 5 eyes
  22. Secretary bird have a head of an eagle and legs of stork. It have snake-killing prowess that prove it is a dangerous predator
  23. Goliath beetle can lift a load up to 850 heavier than itself
  24. Savannah cat was nominated as the tallest cat breed in Guinness Book World of Record.
  25. Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the largest butterfly in the world with the wingspan of 25 to 28 cm for the females.
  26. Margay is a very smart wildcat. Even though they are small, they can hunt their prey stealthily from tree branch and even can set a trap.
  27. Beaver’s teeth are always growing, it is very important for them to gnawing everyday to keep them trim
  28. Norwegian forest cat have been on a voyaged with the Viking during the raiding era. They are the great hunter of mice and rats on the ship.
  29. Guinea pigs are crepuscular, which means they tend to be most active around dawn and dusk. Be sure to play with them around that time
  30. Peregrine falcon soars to a great height in the sky and then dives steeply at speeds of over 200 miles (320km) per hour making it the fastest bird in the world.
  31. Brazilian Wandering Spider are known as the deadliest spider in the world. The venom from its bite can cause symptom such as salivation, irregular heartbeat, and prolonged, painful erections (priapism) in men.
  32. When felt threatened, red pandas will use their front claws to defend themselves. To appear larger, they will stand on their back legs and start hissing and snarling.
  33. A woodpecker’s tongue wraps around its head. When a woodpecker pecks, these tongue bones are retracted and stabilize the skull. This bone helps absorb shock too.
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