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23 Random Animal Facts That May Surprise You

  • 1

    Alligators can live up to 100 years.

    Reptile - OClayton Bownds /Caters
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  • 2

    Animals generate 30 times more waste than humans which is 1.4 billion tons every year

    Terrestrial animal
  • 3

    The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down

    Flamingo
  • 4

    During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs

    Leaf
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  • 5

    Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!

    Scorpion
  • 6

    If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale!

    Blue
  • 7

    If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop – they use their tails for balance

    Whippet
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  • 8

    For every human in the world there are one million ants

    Green
  • 9

    A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds

    Elephant
  • 10

    At birth, baby kangaroos are only about an inch long – no bigger than a large water bug or a queen bee.

    Mammal
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  • 11

    The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk

    Aye-aye
  • 12

    Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale

    Marine mammal
  • 13

    Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs

    Water
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  • 14

    Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down

    Mammal
  • 15

    Butterflies can taste with their feet

    Moths and butterflies
  • 16

    To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly

    Crocodilia
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  • 17

    Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses

    Mammal
  • 18

    A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body

    Insect
  • 19

    A moth has no stomach

    Moths and butterflies
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  • 20

    Octopuses have three hearts

    Cephalopod
  • 21

    No two tigers ever have the same stripes, and this is how individual tigers can be identified

    Tiger
  • 22

    Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long.

    Sea turtle
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  • 23

    Wild dolphins call each other by name

    Common bottlenose dolphin

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