Animal: did you knows

  1. Out of the 250+ known species of shark only 18 are known to be dangerous to man 
  2. An ostriches can outrun a horse 
  3. An ostriches life span is 40-45 years 
  4. Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground 
  5. Wild cobras can live up to 20 years old 
  6. The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk a day 
  7. A blue whale can weigh as much as 30 elephants and as long as 3 large tour buses 
  8. The greyhound is the fastest dog and can reach speeds of up to 72kph (45mph) 
  9. The fastest fish in the sea is the swordfish and can reach up to speeds of 108kph (68mph, 59knots) 
  10. Female condors lays a single egg once every 2 years 
  11. Hippopotamuses have skin 3.8cm (1.5in) thick 
  12. An arrow frog has enough poison to kill over 2,200 people 
  13. Whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals 
  14. Penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere primarily in Antarctica (excluding zoos above the equator) 
  15. Toads only eat moving prey 
  16. When born a baby giraffe is 1.8m (6ft) tall 
  17. A bear in hibernation loses up to 25% of its body weight 
  18. Pandas spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo 
  19. Crocodiles continually grow new sets of teeth to replace old ones 
  20. The skeleton of an African elephant accounts for about 15% of its body weight 

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