Animal Facts

Animal Facts: All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.


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Animal Fact: Chimpanzees are intriguing animals, not least of all because they are genetically and behaviourally similar to people.


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Facts about Animal: Their tail can also be used as a form of communication when wafted through the air while carrying a scent.


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Fact about Animal: They can live from just a few days up to a year.


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Animal Information: William Strickland was the first to introduce the turkey to England - his coat of arms even had one on it.


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Information about Animal: Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids.


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Animal Facts: Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans.


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Animal Fact: Tiger sharks attack their prey from below, and drag them down, drowning them.


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Facts about Animal: W for Woodpeckers - a group of woodpeckers is called a descent.


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Fact about Animal: Newborn joey's are just 2.5 centimetres long at birth, or about the size of a grape.


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Animal Information: Lemurs live about eighteen years.


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Information about Animal: M for Monkeys - a group of monkeys is called a troop.


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Animal Facts: Northern reindeer, such as the Peary caribou, have white fur, whilst the Southern types, such as Woodland caribou, have darker fur.


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Animal Fact: Their blubber stores energy and insulates the body, keeping them alive through harsh winters.


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Facts about Animal: The act of breeding sheep is known as Tupping.


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Fact about Animal: Calves can reach maturity between 7 - 10 years.


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Animal Information: When there isn't much food, lemurs will simply hibernate for a while.


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Information about Animal: Rabbits cannot vomit!


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Animal Facts: Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire, while dogs have only 10.


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Animal Fact: Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.


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Facts about Animal: Like a cat, pandas have slit like pupils.


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Fact about Animal: 99% of a Giant Panda's diet is made up of branches, stems and leaves of the bamboo plant.


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Animal Information: Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.


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Information about Animal: The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.


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Animal Facts: The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.


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Animal Fact: The four penguins in the film Madagascar are named Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.


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Facts about Animal: Penguins use their wings for swimming.


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Fact about Animal: One of the most famous lions in literature is Aslan the Great, who features in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56).


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Animal Information: Cheetahs eat a variety of gazelles as well as impala and springbox.


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Information about Animal: V for Vultures - a group of vultures is called a wake.


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Animal Facts: An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.


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Animal Fact: Cats are America's most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.


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Facts about Animal: Whale Sharks can live up to 100 years.


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Fact about Animal: It has been a domesticated bird for over 2,000 years.


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Animal Information: They can jump up to three times their own height.


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Information about Animal: They have a pulse rate of 27.


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