Fun Facts About Your Favorite Animals

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This world is filled with different kinds of animals. As we grow, we learn things about different wild and domestic animals through television, books and visiting zoos.  It is fun for us to explore the rich tapestry of the animal kingdom. Here are some fun facts about your favorite animals.

Tiger

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  • Tigers are great swimmers, they can swim up to 6-kilometer stretch.
  • Tigers can reach a maximum speed of 65 kilometers per hour to hunt food for their family.
  • Tigers have a strong night vision that is why tiger usually hunts alone at night. But tigers hunting only reach a 10% successful.
  • Baby tiger is called a cup. Cup stays to their mother till they reach at the age of two.
  • Fully developed tiger grow up in a length of 11 feet and weighing up to 300 kilograms.
  • There are more pet tigers that wild tigers because of the destruction of their habitat.

Dolphin

  • Dolphins use clicking, whistling and other different sounds to communicate with one another.
  • Dolphins have a blowhole at the top of their heads which used for them to breathe.
  • Dolphins have a strong sense of eyesight and hearing which use with echolocations to locate the specific area of an object.
  • These dolphins are extremely intelligent creatures which they can interact with humans. They are blessed with a playful attitude, they love doing a stunt to impress humans.
  • A group of dolphins is called pod or a school consist of 12 intelligent animals.
  • The Killer Whale or also known as Orca is a type of dolphin.

Elephant

  • Elephants are considered as world’s largest mammals on land.
  • The trunk of an elephant composed of 100,000 muscles but doesn’t have bones. The trunk of a full grown elephant weighs about 140 kilograms and length of 2 meters long.
  • Adult elephants dig the earth to have water, they need to drink more than 200 liters of water a day. 
  • Elephants can swim in deep water, they use their trunks to breathe.
  • Elephants can have their own calves when they reach the age of 12 years old and be pregnant for almost 22 months. 

Shark

  • White sharks can swim in the water at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour and the deadliest shark of all.
  • Sharks have a great sense of smell, they can detect a single drop of blood in the water.
  • Sharks never stay for long they need to get moving so that oxygen will run into their bloodstream when the water passes over their gills.
  • Besides of sense of smell, sharks have a sharp sense of hearing which they can hear sounds of fish thrashing in a distance of 500 meters.
  • Sharks have to eat a large quantity of meat, this helps to regulate their body temperature.

Camel

  • Camel’s lifespan reaches 40 to 50 years old.
  • Camels can survive in a dessert up to 6 months without water because of their fatty tissue. This fatty tissues inside camel’s humps are converted into energy or water that they need.
  • Camels drink a maximum of 30 gallons of water within less than 13 minutes. This is the fastest mammals to rehydrate.
  • Their thick coat on their body is suitable in the desert because it insulates them from heat and cold.
  • Camel’s long legs help them to stay in a hot desert surface.
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