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51 Interesting Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re an animal lover and enjoy learning fascinating things about them then you’ve come to the right place. Animals are so diverse and can do many incredible things that you can’t even imagine. Here are some interesting animal facts that you can use to wow your friends and that may even blow your own mind.

#1 The Bat is the only mammal that can fly

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#2 A snail can sleep for up to 3 years 

Snail, Shell, Mollusk, Probe, Mucus
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#3 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur 

Tiger, Big Cat, Predator, Wildcat
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#4 A Housefly hums in the key of F 

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#5 Cows can sleep standing up 

Cow, Foggy, Rural, Countryside, Fog
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#6 An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain 

Bouquet, Bird, Close Up, Animals, Head
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#7 Koala fingerprints are so similar to humans that they can contaminate a crime scene 

Koala, Koala Bear, Hug, Tree, Animal
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#8 Female lions do 90% of the hunting 

Lion, Lioness, Female, Panthera Leo, Cat
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#9 A grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball 

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#10 Baby horses can walk and run just a few hours after they’re born 

Foal, Horse, Pony, Baby Horse, Young
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#11 An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away 

Elephants, Family Group, River, Wildlife
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#12 Sea otters hold each others hand when they sleep so they don’t drift apart 

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#13 The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bats can walk 

Bat, Close-Up, Animal, Large, Mammal
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#14 The heart of a shrimp is located in its head 

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#15 Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump 

Elephant, Animal, Safari, Mammal
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#16 Capuchin monkeys wash their hands and feet in their urine 

Capuchin Monkey, Looking, Habitat
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#17 Ducks can surf 

Duck, Animal, Bird, Duck, Duck, Duck
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#18 Anteaters don’t have teeth 

Anteater, Animal, Zoo, Mammal, Wildlife
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#19 Cats don’t have sweet taste buds so they can’t taste sugar 

Cat, Pet, Licking, Animal, Tabby Cat
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#20 If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one 

Snail, Mollusk, Moluske, Slowly, Animals
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#21 On average, cows poop 16 times a day 

Calf, Cow, Maverick, Farm Animal, Farm
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#22 A whale’s heart beats only 9 times a minute 

Humpback Whale, Whale, Marine, Mammal
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#23 We share 98.4% of our DNA with chimps 

Chimpanzee, Zoo, Animal, Wildlife, Wild
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#24 A bat can eat up to a 1000 insects per hour

Bat, Flying Fox, Vampire, Language, Nice
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#25 At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs less than 4 ounces 

China, Chengdu, Panda, Baby Panda
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#26 It takes a sloth 2 weeks to digest its food 

Sloth, Three Finger Sloth, Jungle
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#27 Giraffes have no vocal cords 

Giraffe, Wild Animal, Stains, Long Jibe
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#28 Frogs can freeze without dying

Frog, Amphibian, Animal, Tree Frog
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#29 Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day 

Animals, Mammals, Koala, Furry, Fluffy
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#30 Reindeer eyes turn blue in the winter to help them see better  

Reindeer, The Herd, Pasture
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#31 Dogs have fewer taste buds than humans 

Labrador Retriever, Dog, Pet, Tongue Out
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#32 Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort 

Elephant, Trunk, Animal, Mammal, Nature
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#33 Cats only meow to communicate with humans 

Cat, Pet, Yawning, Yawn, Animal
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#34 Ostriches can run faster than horses 

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#35 A tarantula spider can survive for more than 2 years without food 

Spider, Tarantula, Creepy, Scary
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#36 Alligators can live up to 50 years 

Alligator, Gator, Teeth, Close, Scary
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#37 The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down 

Animal, Flamingo, Avian, Bird, Feathers
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#38 Ants never sleep 

Fourmie, Macro, Insects, Nature, Plants
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#39 Hippos can run faster than humans 

Hippo, Nature, Animal World, Safari

#40 Deer can’t eat hay 

Deer, Mammal, Young, Animal, Wild
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#41 An octopus has three hearts 

Nature, Fauna, Animal, Tropical
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#42 Butterflies taste with their feet 

Butterfly, Insect, Animal
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#43 Orcas can learn to speak dolphin

Loro Park, Orca, Fish, Orca, Orca, Orca
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#44 Some pigs in China are the size of bears 

Tibet, China, Pigs, Farm, Tibet, Tibet
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#45 Zebra stripes act as a natural bug repellent

Zebra, Animal, Safari, Equine, Mammal
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#46 A starving mouse will eat its own tail 

Mouse, Rodent, Mammal, Nager, Nature
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#47 Sharks are immune to cancer

Shark, Fish, Eye, Animal, Water, Swim
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#48 Baby whales can gain up to 200 pounds a day 

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#49 Bumblebees have hair on their eyes 

Bee, Bumblebee, Flower, Macro, Garden
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#50  Flamingos are pink because they eat a lot of shrimp 

Flamingo, Bird, Colorful, Feather, Pride
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#51 The swan has over 25,000 feathers in its body 

Swan, Water, White, Water Bird, Lake
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That concludes this list of interesting animal facts that will blow your mind. Let me know which fact you enjoyed the most by commenting below.

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