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60 Amazing Facts about Mammals that will surprise you  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Mammals are warm blooded animals with backbone. They have lungs to breathe. Mammals give birth to live babies and produce milk.
  2. All mammals have hair or fur.
  3. Amazing fact is that in the past 100 years, humans have caused the extinction of over 90 mammals!
  4. Fact is only 3% of mammal species are monogamous.
  5. A 67 million year-old dinosaur mummy was found in 2007 in North Dakota!
  6. Dinosaurs walked on their toes.
  7. Amazing fact is that a rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  8. Rhinos are part of the same family as horses.
  9. Cats, Camels and Giraffes are the only animals that walk right,right,left,left rather than right foot, left foot.
  10. Amazingly when two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions so that they can keep an eye out for predators.
  11. Amazing fact is that a donkeys eyes are placed in such a manner that it can see all four of its feet at all times.
  12. Fact is donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
  13. Amazingly all mammals, except man and monkey are color blind.
  14. The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
  15. Fact is the wild panda’s diet consists of 99 % bamboo.
  16. Sea otters have the thickest fur of all animals.
  17. Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
  18. Amazing fact is that seals sleep only about one and a half minutes each time.
  19. Manatees are mammals and must surface to breathe every 5 to 10 Minutes or they will drown.
  20. Fact is manatees is the only completely herbivorous marine mammal in the entire world.
  21. It is not possible for a pig to look up at the sky. A pig is the only animal than can get sunburned.
  22. Pigs cannot sweat because they don’t have sweat glands. Instead, they roll around in mud to keep cool.
  23. Fact is goat’s milk is used more widely throughout the world than cow’s milk.
  24. Amazingly goats have rectangular pupils. This gives goats vision covering 320 – 340 degrees; this means they can see virtually all around them without having to move (humans have vision covering 160 – 210 degrees).
  25. Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. Amazing thing is that they can remember up to 50 sheep faces
  26. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can’t.
  27. Macaques monkeys in Japan learnt to steal wallets and purses , take out the coins and use them to buy drinks and snacks from wending machines.
  28. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans can.
  29. Amazing fact is that the mandrill baboon has a red nose, blue cheeks, and an orange beard!
  30. A male baboon can kill a leopard.
  31. Rabbits never walk or trot, but always hop or leap.
  32. Rabbits and guinea pigs can’t sweat.
  33. Only two animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the Rabbit and the Parrot.
  34. Amazingly the blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
  35. At average speed of 15 Feets per day , the sloth is amazingly the slowest animal on earth.
  36. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  37.  Sloths only leave their tree once a week.
  38. Fact is millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
  39. The Platypus can eat its weight in worms every day.
  40. The duckbill platypus can store amazing six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
  41. Armadillos spend about 80% of their lives asleep.
  42. All porcupines can float in water as they have hollow quills .They are great swimmers.
  43. The typical porcupine’s body is covered amazingly by 30,000 razor sharp quills.
  44. A bull known as Starbuck has fathered more than 200,000 cows! Sales of his semen amounted for an astonishing $25 million over his lifetime. This represented about 685,000 doses sold in 45 countries.
  45. Armadillos is the only animal besides humans that can catch leprosy.
  46. The heart of a hamster beats over 450 times a minute while a whale’s heart beats just 20 times a minute.
  47. Amazingly cows and deer face north or south to gaze. They do this all over the world.
  48. It’s amazing that Koalas sleep 22 hours a day. They will stay in the same tree for days.
  49. The platypus does not suckle its young like other mammals do. It does not have nipples, but it exudes milk from specialized sweat glands on its abdomen.
  50. The ‘law of urination’ says that all mammals – regardless of size – pee for 21 seconds!
  51. Amazing fact is that a pioneer named Thomas Austin brought 24 rabbits from England to his property in Australia for hunting in 1800’s. In 61 years it’s population grew to 400 million! It was the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal anywhere in the world.
  52. European hares can get pregnant while already pregnant. Result is that the time between births gets reduced from 42 days to 38 days with the ability for “double” pregnancy.
  53. Zebras are black with white stripes and not the other way round !
  54. All cattle and deer sleep with their heads pointing north! This was not known until 2008.
  55. Sloths mistakenly grab their arms instead of the branches of a tree, and they fall to their deaths.
  56. The loudest land animal is the Howler monkey whose deep growls can travel up to 3 miles in the forest.
  57. Squirrels forget where about 50% of the nuts they’ve hidden are.
  58. Did you know a slug has not only one nose but four? What a lot of people call a nose on a slug is actually a breathing pore called a pneumostome.
  59. The short-nosed Bandicoot has a gestation period of only 12 days.
  60. South American Giant Anteater eats over 30,000 ants, per day.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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