Animal Facts


1.In an ideal environment 2 rats can turn into 482 millions rats over only 3 years.

2.Missy, the world’s most expensive cow was sold for a whooping 1.2 millions dollars(about 127 million Kenyan shillings). Her embryos sold for about 230 thousand dollars (24 million Kenyan shillings) and she produced a staggering 50 liters of milk a day.

3.An albatross boasting a wing span of 3 meters spends the first six years of its life flying over oceans without ever landing.

4.The tiberian mastiff is the world’s most expensive dog and is valued at 1.5 million dollars ( kshs 159 Million)

5.A chicken named Mike lived for 18 months after his head was chopped off in a slaughtering incident gone wrong.

6.To match a humming bird’s appetite you’d have to eat 300 hamburgers or a fridge full of food. Despite this ravenous appetite a humming bird is only the size of your little finger.

7. Jaguars have the strongest jaws in the animal kingdom and kill their prey by biting directly into their brain right through the skull.

8.Most adult elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue. The blue whale also boasts of a heart the size of a small car.

9.The megalodon, a pre historic shark, had a bite force of around 10-18 tonnes per square inch and they could crush a whale as easily as you crush a grape. (in case you’ve watched the meg, they weren’t exaggerating).

10.Despite Jurassic Park and other dinosaur movies depictions, a T-Rex was actually the size of a turkey.

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11.The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in only 2.5 seconds which is faster than a Lamborghini gallardo.

12.The Peregrine falcon however takes the prize for speed as it dives for fish at an astonishing 200 km/hr

13.Just for fun.. All polar bears are left handed or left pawed I should say.

14.A kangaroo has 3 uteri and 2 vaginas with a new born baby kangaroo no bigger than a bean.

15.A koala bear’s fingerprints are so similar to human fingerprints and have often been mistaken at crime scenes.

16.A shark is immune to every possible disease on earth including animal cancer and their eyes are used for cornea transplants in humans.

17.Frogs cannot vomit and if it they absolutely have to , they vomit their entire stomach.


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