Monday, 3 August 2015

10 weird and wonderful animal facts


I don't know about you but I love unusual facts.  I have collected a fair few animal related ones and thought I would share them with you here today.


  • The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
  • An alligator can go through 2000-3000 teeth in a lifetime.
  • An African termite can live up to 50 years.
  • Some moths survive by drinking the salty tears of cattle.
  • A bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.

Image from Wikipedia

  • In France it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
  • The average garden snail has a top speed of 0.03 miles per hour.
  • An elephant's ear can weigh 45kgs
  • Fish can cough

And finally a fascinating fact about one of my favourite animals:


  • The stomach of an adult hippopotamus is 3m long :)

Image from Wikipedia

Have you got a favourite or have you more unusual or interesting animal facts you would like to share?  Please do add a comment.

For more animal blog posts you can visit the Animal Tales linky (opens Tues 4th August).


11 comments :

  1. That is the weirdest collection of facts I've ever come across. I didn't know any of those.

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  2. Now I know why our garden snail races take so long!

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  3. what on earth were you doing to find out these facts, they are strange, esp not being allowed to name your pig Napoleon

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    1. It's my secret, LOL.

      Just as well we are not forbidden to call pigs Boris Johnson or Coco Chanel ;)

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  4. Moths drinking salty tears makes me feel sad! The only one of those I already knew was the bloodhound fact...every day's a schoolday! :)

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  5. Wow! Awesome facts :) Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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