Ostriches can run faster than horses and the male ostrich can roar like a lion
Bats are the only mammals that can fly
The crocodiles’ weakness lies in their eyeballs
Flees can jump 200 times higher than their length
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear
Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles / 4,8 kms away; they are also one of the 3 mammals that undergo menopause; the other two being humpback whales and humans. Elephants show incredible empathy for others, even different species.
There are 1 million ants for every human in the world; these resilient insects never sleep and don’t have lungs. Ants nod to each other as they pass.
Oysters can change sex, depending on what is best for mating
Butterflies have only two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colours red, green and yellow. They taste with their feet.
Snails can grow back one eye if they lose one
You can tell the gender of a turtle by the noise it makes: males grunt, females hiss.
Giraffes have no vocal chords and their very strong tongues are blue-black in colour
Dogs’ and cats’ nose prints are as unique as humans’ fingerprints and which can be used to identify them
The slowest fish is the seahorse . It goes at 0.01 mile / 0.016 km per hour. They are monogamous life mates and travel in pairs, holding each other's tails.
Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards; their wings can beat up to 80 times per second
Millions of trees grow every year because of squirrels; they hide and store nuts in places they can sometimes not find. Sometimes only, because they can memorize up to 10,000 hiding places.
Sea otters hold each other's paws when they sleep so they don't drift apart.
Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature. They share mating songs throughout their population and have their own popular music.
Dolphins have names for each other and can call out for each other specifically.
Aside from when nesting, a common swift will spend its entire life in the air (even eating insects up there).
A new owl species is discovered approximately every ten years.
The platypus and the echidna are the only mammals that lay eggs and produce milk.