60 Amazing Animal Facts For Kids

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Animals are fascinating and have so many cool things about them. Below are some facts about animals, birds, insects and lizards that fill our world.

Animal Facts

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  1. Wombat poop is a shaped like a cube
  2. Some baby animals have natural camouflage to protect them while their parents are away.
  3. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  4. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  5. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  6. Australia has the most amount of reptiles in the world (over 750 different species!)
  7. Horses and cows sleep standing up
  8. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
  9. Pigs can’t look up into the sky – it’s physically impossible.
  10. Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
  11. A pet hamster can run up to 8 miles a night on a wheel.
  12. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans.
  13. 99% of a panda’s diet is bamboo
  14. If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey.
  15. Only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep when asleep and the other half stays awake.
  16. The largest living animal is the blue whale, which can measure as much as 100 feet.
  17. Sea Lions have rhythm. They are the only animal known to be able to clap in beat.
  18. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  19. Cats spend 66% of their life asleep
  20. Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
  21. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  22. Cats have over 100 vocal chords
  23. Camel’s milk doesn’t curdle
  24. Cows can walk upstairs but not downstairs
  25. Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump
  26. Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal
  27. An elephant’s ears are used to regulate body temperature
  28. Reindeer hair is hollow inside like a tube
  29. A group of rhinos is called a crash
  30. A group of kangaroos is called a mob
  31. A group of whales is called a pod
  32. White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf
  33. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels
  34. Cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length
  35. Gorillas sleep 14 hours a day
  36. The lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years

Bird Facts

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  1. There are more chickens than people
  2. Owls can’t move their eyes from side to side
  3. Hummingbirds can’t walk
  4. Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand
  5. A group of owls is called a parliament
  6. A group of geese is called a gaggle
  7. A hummingbird’s heart beats at over 1,000 beats a minute
  8. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head
  9. Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards
  10. African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  11. Birds can not live in space – they need gravity or they can not swallow.

Insects, Fish and Lizard Facts

  1. Only female mosquitoes bite
  2. Scorpions glow under ultra violet light
  3. Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning
  4. Snails take the longest naps, some lasting as long as three years.
  5. Dragonflies have 6 legs but can’t walk
  6. Goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light
  7. A crocodile can’t stick out its tongue
  8. A group of frogs is called an army
  9. An octopus pupil is rectangular
  10. Frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open
  11. A shark is the only known fish that can blink with both eyes.
  12. The mantis shrimp has the world’s fastest punch.
  13. Some sharks glow in the dark.

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