According to Time Magazine, the total annual number of shark bites recorded worldwide is 10 time less than people bitten by other people in New York.
If they sense danger, red-eyed tree frogs can hatch early.
There are pigeons that have been trained so well, they can tell the difference between the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet.
Mantis Shrimp can throw a punch around 50 MPH, and accelerates quicker than a .22-caliber bullet.
Chimps in Guinea have been seen drinking fermented palm sap, which is about 3% alcohol by volume.
African penguins have also been dubbed ‘Jackass penguins’, because they mimic donkey-like braying.
Prairie dogs greet each other by kissing.
In an effort to keep from drifting away from each other, Sea Otters hold hands while they sleep.
In aquatic traffic jams, alligators will give manatees the right of way.
A lab in 1924 was sentenced to life without parole for killing a governor’s cat. To be fair, that cat was a pompous, self-entitled prick, and l more than likely had it coming.
While their appearance might not make you think so, elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.
Horses are distant relatives to Tapirs and Rhinos.
To comfort themselves, baby elephants tuck their trunks in.
A Narwhale tusk is actually a long tooth.
While you might not be able to see their ears, Penguins actually have excellent hearing.
Whitetail deer are known to be able to sprint up to 30 MPH.
Clownfish are all born male. They turn female so that they can mate.
Bald eagles actually make a silly noise. Hollywood dubs their voices to sound more like leading actor, or animal in this case.
Alberta, Canada is the largest rat-free city on planet Earth.
Axolotls can regenerate limbs if they lose them.
Birds can consume chili peppers without feeling the heat.
Capuchin monkeys use their urine to wash their feet. Or it least that’s what they think.
Unlike most bats, Fruit Bats do not use echolocation. They just have excellent senses of sight and sound.
Female bats give birth upside-down, and they catch their baby as it falls.
Nine-banded armadillos always give birth to identical quadruplets.
By running in zigzags, Hartebeests avoid predators.
Only the males are called Peacocks. Females are known as Peahens.
Suddenly the word “cock” makes so much more sense.
Back in 100 BCE, lions lived in many parts of Europe. They were hunted to extinction.
Lynx are born with very large feet that help them run in the snow.
Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
Male Platypuses have venomous spurs.
Some cats are actually allergic to humans.
A grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.
Tigers have both striped fur and striped skin. Their markings are as unique as a fingerprint.
There exists an animal that resembles a tiny deer, but has fangs. It’s called a Chevrotain.
Toucans sleep in a ball.
Anteater’s are born without teeth.
Animals behaviorists have concluded cats don’t meow to communicate with other cats – they do it to get their owner’s attention.
Honeybees can get STD’s.
Ring-Tailed Lemurs fight by wafting scents at each other.
In the United Kingdom, the British Monarch legally owns all of the unmarked mute swans that live in open water.
Baby puffins are referred to as pufflings.
When they mate, Dragonflies and Damselflies form a heart with their tail.
There once existed a crocodile that could gallop.
Sperm whales found in the Caribbean have their own regional accent.
Flamingos are actually born white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turn them pink over time.
Cats don’t have sweet taste buds, meaning they can’t taste any sweets.
Ducks have been known to surf. They’ll ride waves and then fly back to do it over and over again.
Blue Jays have been known to mimic hawks to scare away other birds.
Moray Eels have two sets of jaws. One set extends from their throat when they bite.