Pigeons can recognize people in photographs.
100 pipistrelle bats could fit in a shoebox.
The duck-billed platypus looks for food for 12 hours a day.
The duck-billed platypus’ bill is bendy. It feels like smooth leather.
The duck-billed platypus and the echidna are the only mammals that lay eggs.
A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing.
A rat can fall from the 5th floor without getting injured.
Rats and mice eat over 40 million tons of food each year.
Red pandas eat around 200,000 bamboo leaves a day.
Red pandas can retract their claws - like cats.
Reindeer are the only deer where the male and female both have antlers.
Rhinos have very bad eyesight. They see everything as a blur.
The Sahara Desert ant works out where it is by counting its steps.
Salamanders breathe through their skin.
Scallops have 35 blue eyes.
The heart of a shrew beats up to 2,320 times a minute.
Slugs have four noses.
Most snails have blue blood.
Snails can crawl over sharp knives - thanks to their slime trails.
All snakes swallow their prey whole.
Some spiders eat their own webs.
Spiders always have eight legs. Insects always have six legs.
Starfish have no brains.
Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can get sunburnt.
A swordfish is just as fast as a cheetah.
Tiger pythons can live for up to a year without food.
Tigers don’t just have striped fur, but striped skin.
Toothed whales can’t smell.
After humans and apes, toothed whales have the most highly developed brains in the world.
The tuatara has a third eye. It uses it to see heat.
Wasps build nests with up to 24,000 combs.
A woodpecker pecks up to 20 times a second.
The muscles in a woodpecker’s head protects it from getting a concussion.
When it rains, worms always come to the surface. They would drown under the soil.