- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

The 24-hour ant (or bullet ant) causes pain that lasts for 24 hours.
There are pink dolphins in the Amazon.
The African bullfrog sometimes attacks lions.
Dolphins can jump over 25 ft (7 m) out of the water.
An ant can survive for two days under water.
Dolphins have up to 250 teeth.
One anteater will polish off around 30,000 ants and termites in a day.
Donkeys can see all four of their feet at the same time.
The Arctic fox can survive temperatures of -58 Fahrenheit (-50 degrees Celsius).
Dragonflies can see in all directions at the same time.
The armadillo’s “armor” is made from soft, leathery skin.

An eagle has around 7,000 feathers.

The common basilisk (a small lizard) can run across water.
Eels have two hearts.
One bat can eat 1,200 insects in an hour.
An elephant can live to be up to 70 years old.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly.
One elephant tooth can weight more than 6 lb (almost 3 kg).
Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes.
Elephants grow their whole lives long.
Bees can see ultraviolet light.
Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
There are over 400,000 different kinds of beetle.
Lake flies flap their wings over 1,000 times a second.
Birds chew with their stomachs.
Flying tree snakes fly from tree to tree.
Birds save energy by flying in a V shape.
Foxes sometimes live in one burrow with badgers, rabbits and owls.
Only 3 animals have blue tongues: giraffes, Chow Chows and blue-tongued skinks.
Baby giraffes fall almost 6 ft (2 m) to the ground after being born.
A blue whale drinks 17,000 gallons (64,500 l) of water in one gulp.
Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.
The buff-tailed bumblebee feeds on around 4,500 flowers each day - a regular bee only needs 150.
Goats have square-shaped pupils.
Butterflies usually have around 12,000 eyes.
The goldfish is actually a small carp.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
The oldest goldfish in the world lived to be 43.
Camargue horses also graze under water.
Grasshoppers hear using their front legs.
A cat spends 10,950 hours of its life dozing.
One human year is 25 hamster years.
A cat has 32 muscles in its ear.
Herrings communicate by passing gas.
A house cat spends 70 % of its life asleep.
650 houseflies weigh less than a Kinder chocolate bar.
Cat urine glows under a blacklight.
At 46 - 68 mph (75 - 110 km/h), the Indo-Pacific sailfish is the fastest short-distance fish.
A caterpillar has around 3,200 muscles more than a human.
There are over one million kinds of insect.
Most cats won’t be hurt if they fall 30 ft (9 m).
A jellyfish is made up of over 98 % water.
Cheetahs can change direction mid-jump.
Jellyfish venom still works if the jellyfish is dead.
Chickens can’t swallow upside down.
Kangaroos can’t go backwards.
The Chihuahua was named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Kiwis are the only birds that can smell.
Chihuahuas often snore because of their short noses.
Koalas are very good swimmers.
To make sure that cleaner fish can find parasites easily, the bignose unicorn fish turns pale.
The Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on its paws and can close its ears.
1 gram of cobra venom can kill 16,000 mice, 150 dogs or 80 people.
A mole can dig 300 ft (more than 90 m) in one night.
A cockroach can survive without its head for 9 days.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
Crocodiles can’t chew.

Mouse teeth are almost as hard as diamond.

The saltwater crocodile can live to be over 100 years old.
Naked mole-rats are said to be able to tunnel through concrete.
Crocodiles swallow stones so they can dive deeper.
Orangutans burp just before they attack.
Crocodiles can’t stick their tongues out.
An ostrich brain only weighs 1.4 oz (40 g).
Desert lizards dance across the sand when it gets too hot.
An owl’s eyes are bigger than its brain.
If you blow into a dog’s ear, you can damage its hearing.
Pandas like doing somersaults.
Dolphins can be white, pearl, pink, brown, gray, blue and black.
Pandas are good at climbing and swimming.

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