Interesting facts about wild animals

Posted on Mar 9, 2022      123

Life on our planet is amazing and diverse, and there are a huge number of interesting wild animals in the world. Unfortunately, some of their species are already extinct, or are on the verge of extinction, but this is not always because of human activity. Evolution is a continuous process, and some forms of life come to be replaced by others. This, of course, does not negate the fact that the expansion of human civilization displaces wild animals from their habitat, which can easily lead to ecological catastrophe. We can only hope that people will come to their senses and stop this destructive process.

Facts about wild animals

  • Most mammals have red tongues, but giraffes are an exception. Their tongues are blue.
  • Crocodiles have been on earth since the time of the dinosaurs.
  • Now only 1% of all wild animal species ever lived on Earth.
  • Among other wild animals, only reptiles are known for over 6,000 species, and new species are discovered every year.
  • South American rivers are home to the electric eel, whose body can generate 1,200 volts of electric current, with an amperage of 1.2 amperes. To visualize the capabilities of an unusual fish, we should consider that this power is enough to light six light bulbs, each with a capacity of 100 watts.
  • Ferrets can sleep up to 20 hours a day, the only worthy competitor to the ferret can only be a sloth.
  • The cheetah is the fastest predator on the planet. He can reach speeds of up to 113 km / h, but can not climb trees.
  • Also, the cheetah is the only one that can’t hide its claws, also it can’t meow or growl, but it purrs.
  • Blue whales are the actual record-breakers among all wild animals. At birth, a baby whale weighs about 3 tons. After a year, it weighs up to 26 tons. The record whale was caught in 1947, its weight reached 190 tons.

  • Chameleon can throw its tongue to the length of its torso and even more.
  • There are about 70,000 species of spiders and about 3,000 species of lice in the world.
  • The largest scorpion, the blue scorpion, was discovered only in 2006.
  • The fastest bird in the world is the ostrich. It runs at a speed of up to 70 km / h. Few wild animals can develop such speed.
  • A wolf pack may comprise two or three individuals, or may include ten times as many of these wild animals.
  • The eyes of wolf cubs are always blue at birth. They do not turn yellow until eight months of age.
  • The wandering albatross and the Andean condor have the largest wingspan at 3.6 meters.
  • Hippo sweat contains red and orange pigment that absorbs ultraviolet light and acts on its skin like sunscreen.
  • The lifespan of 75% of wild birds does not exceed six months.
  • A hungry wolf can eat 10 kg of meat in one sitting. It is as if a man ate almost a hundred hamburgers in one sitting.
  • There are 30 species of wild animals in the feline family.
  • Tigers, well known to all, have an interesting feature of pigmentation - not only their hair, but also their skin itself is striped.
  • On the tongue of the snail are about 25,000 tiny teeth.
  • In one day, the hummingbird can eat twice as much food as it weighs.
  • When dolphins sleep, one eye remains open.
  • A gorilla can lift 10 times its own weight. This is the strongest wild animal among mammals.
  • The first event in the life of a small giraffe is the fall from a meter and a half height.
  • Tiger claws reach about 10 cm. So do bear claws.
  • Giraffes have the largest heart of any land animal. Even bigger than elephants.
  • The most dangerous wild cat is the tiger. It is dangerous to turn your back, even two trained animals - this predator can hide its readiness to jump or strike.

  • Whales can hold their breath for 1.5-2 hours.
  • Bats are the only mammals capable of flying.
  • The whale’s heart beats nine times per minute.
  • The pupils of the octopus are rectangular. This is not found in any other wild animal.
  • More people die from bee stings than from snake stings.
  • Giraffes can run at a speed of 50 km / h, that is faster than a horse.
  • Anteaters, freedom-loving wild animals, eat mostly termites, but ants are rarely eaten.
  • The hummingbird’s heart beats at up to 1,200 beats per minute.
  • The ant is the owner of the largest brain in relation to body size in the animal world.
  • The wild animals that can go the longest without drinking are not camels at all. They are rats.
  • Unlike other big cats, lions hunt in large groups. One part of them waits in ambush, while the other lures the prey to the right place. They do all this coherently and technically.
  • Of all the cats, tigers are the only ones that like to bathe in water.
  • A bee must fly over at least 2,000 flowers to make just one gram of honey.
  • When attacking prey, sharks close their eyes so that their prey does not hurt them when they resist.
  • The gorillas are affected by birth control pills developed for humans.
  • Despite their impressive size, lions have the smallest hearts of any predator on Earth.
  • Cats meow only with humans, never among themselves.
  • Some fish living off the coast of Antarctica have a blood temperature of about 1.5 degrees. A special natural “antifreeze” contained in their blood helps them not to freeze.
  • An elephant drinks up to 90 liters of water in a day.
  • African leopards can jump from a place to trees up to a height of five and a half meters.
  • In the rivers of Africa live tiger fish - relatives of piranhas. They also attack people swimming. The big tiger fish, up to 1.5 meters long, is especially dangerous.