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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Most amusing facts about animals

Here are some of the most amusing and interesting facts about animals

  • The lion was the most wide spread large land mammal after humans 10,000 years ago.
  • The night vision of tigers is 6 times better than that of humans
  • Do you know that there are more than 20,000 species of ants in our planet
  • Do you know that queen ants live up to 30 years where as ant workers live up to 3 years
  • It is a fact that Giraffe sleeps less than 2 hours per day on average
  • Almost all gorillas have same blood group type (B type)
  • The DNA of gorillas is 95 to 99% same as humans
  • A cheetah can reach a speed of 120 Km/h.  It is the fastest land animal
  • Some of the dolphin species have upto 250 teeth
  • Sharks have up to 3000 teeth
  • The largest dinosaurs weighed 90,000 to 1,00,000 Kilograms as per an estimate by Scientists
  • The smallest dinosaur was about the size of a chicken
  • Flies consume only liquid food as they have no teeth
  • A fly has a life span of only few days
  • Do you know that the smallest snake in this world is only 4 inches long and the longest snake can be more than 10 meters long.
  • The snakes cannot bite or tear their food to pieces,  so they just swallow the prey completely