Since absolutely no-one wants April Fools this year, these animal facts are ACTUALLY TRUE!
The peacock mantis shrimp has the fastest punch of any animal. If threatened, they whip their lethal, club-like front leg at speeds of 23m per second. That’s 50x faster than the blink of an eye.
Elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews. 🐘
Wolves can go more than a week without eating...I can’t last more than an hour.
A typical panda eats for half of the day…
Cheetah's aren't just found in Africa. There is also a small group of them in Iran too.
Owls have three sets of eyelids: one for sleeping, one for blinking and one of keeping the eye clean.
Wood frogs can completely freeze in the winter, and then thaw and hop out in the spring. Even their hearts stop beating and their blood no longer flows.
Chameleons can move their eyes separately and look in two directions at the same time.
The kakapo is the largest parrot in the world, but it can’t fly.
There are butterflies in the Peruvian rainforest that drink the tears of turtles to get salt.
A newborn baby orca weighs as much as a motorbike - about 180kg.
Polar bear fur is translucent, and only appears white because it reflects visible light. Beneath all that thick fur, their skin is jet black.
Guanacos can walk within five minutes of being born.
Scarlet macaw pairs bond for life and may stick together for over 40 years.
Koalas have fingerprints just like humans.
Sharks were around for 200 million years before the dinosaurs.
An olm can go a whole decade without a meal and live for a century.
When a European hamster needs to swim it inflates its cheek pouches with air for increased buoyancy.
There are over 150 different species of fireflies in North America and each has its own unique flash code.
Aardvarks are known to eat around 50,000 ants and termites in one night.
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