25 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals

It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world.

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25 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals

1. Hitler was a Vegetarian and created laws against animal cruelty.
2. The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
3. Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
4. Spotted hyenas sometimes scavenge, but, contrary to popular belief, they kill 95% of their food.
5. Female blanket octopuses can be 40,000 times more massive than the male, it’s the largest sex sizediscrepancy in the animal kingdom.
6. Jellyfish are the ocean’s most efficient swimmers, consuming 48% less oxygen than any other swimming animal.
7. Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
8. The Brown bear is the national animal of Finland.
9. Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
10. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
11. The deepest living animal ever found is a “devil worm” living 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers) below.
12. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
13. The Cuban trogon is the national animal of Cuba.
14. Over 16,000 religious festivals across Spain are said to involve animal cruelty. About 60,000 animals die every year on them.
15. Humans can beat almost all animals in long-distance running.
16. Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
17. The Gallic rooster is the national animal of France.
18. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
19. Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
20. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
21. The Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel.
22. The Red-billed streamertail is the national animal of Jamaica.
23. The Xoloitzcuintli is the national dog of Mexico.
24. When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there’s a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.
25. The FBI tracks animal abuse just like homicide, arson and assault.
26. Most mammals, from elephants to shrews, live for the same number of heartbeats, about 1.5 billion, before dying.

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