There are more than 350 species of hummingbirds in the world.
Posted 2 years ago
Silver ants reflect light, allowing them to be the only creatures active during peak hot hours in the Sahara desert. Their reflective skin allows them to stay in the sun up to 10 minutes at a time.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Monarch butterflies migrate every winter by flying more than 2500 miles, from Canada's side of Lake Huron, all the way down to Mexico. How they navigate is still an unsolved mystery.
Posted 3 years ago
Chipmunks need to keep their fur clean. They take showers with wood and sand dust, the perfect chipmunk shampoo for oily hair.
The Ostrich lays the biggest eggs in the world. Their eggs can measure up to 6 inches in diameter, and weigh more than five pounds.
Snow leopards can use their tail as a blanket, wrapping it around their body to keep warm. It's a good thing to have in cold climates where temperatures may dip as low as -40°C (-40° F).
An ostrich egg equals 24 chicken eggs, and can feed 12 people breakfast. They weigh about 3 pounds (1.4kg).
Posted 3 months ago
Polar bear fur is transparent, it just looks like it's white because it reflects sunlight.
The Tennessee Aquarium is home to Electric Miguel, an electric eel with a Twitter account. He sends out tweets by generating high voltage electrical discharges.
All scorpions glow under UV light. The Emperor Scorpion in West Africa glows blue or green. UV lights are perfect for finding scorpions in a home.
Octopuses don't have tentacles, they have eight arms. Arms are more versatile than tentacles and can perform much finer movements.
Indus river dolphins sleep in very short intervals, lasting at most one minute. Strong river currents require them to keep swimming, allowing little time for sleep.
The blue whale is the loudest animal on earth. A blue whale call can travel hundreds of miles across the water, and it is louder than an F18 jet fighter.
Woodpeckers can peck wood up to 20 times per second. Their beaks grow constantly to compensate for the wear and tear of pecking, which can add up to 12,000 pecks per day.
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) weighs approximately 1.8 grams, less than a U.S. penny. It is the smallest bird in the world, measuring just 2.2 inches long.
Elephant trunks contain more than 40,000 muscles. They are strong enough to lift more than 700 lbs, yet precise enough to draw a painting using an artist's brush.
Tigers are the largest cats in the world, followed closely by lions. Cougars have the largest paws and largest hind legs.
Lady bugs eat up to 5,000 tiny insects during their life. They reduce plant pests and pesticide use dramatically.
The tongue of an Anteater can grow longer than the size it's head.
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