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facts about Spider

facts about Spider

facts about Spider:


facts about Spider



  • Spiders are arachnids not insects


  • Other members of the spiders family including scorpions, mites ticks and harvest men


  • "Spider" have 8 legs while insects have 6


  • Spiders don't have antennae while insects do


  • Spiders are found every where except Antarctica


  • There are almost 40000 different species of spiders


  • Most spiders make silk which they use to create spider webs and capture prey


  • Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs


  • Most spiders are harmless to humans but a few spider species such as the black widow can bite humans and inject venom. Deaths from spider bites are rare however


  • Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders the biggest species have been known to kill mice lizards and birds


  • An abnormal fear of spiders is called arachnophobia


  • Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders the biggest species have been known to kill mice lizards and birds


  • Most tarantula species pose no threat to humans


  • The largest species of tarantula is the goliath Birdeater


  • Giant huntsman spiders have leg span of around 30 cm 
facts about Shark

facts about Shark

facts about Shark:

facts about Shark


  • Although shark has a reputation as destructive beasts that attach almost anything that enters their water habitat , the actual number of shark attacks is probably lower than you imagine


  • There are many different types of sharks including the great white shark , hammerhead shark , bull shark , tiger shark and mako they all offer varied and interesting information so read on and enjoy our cool shark facts


  • "Sharks" have outstanding hearing . They can hear a fish thrashing in the water from as far as 500 meters away.


  • If a shark was put into a large swimming pool it would be able to smell a single drop of blood in the water.


  • A pup is born ready to take care of itself . The mother shark leaves the pup to fend for itself and the pup usually makes a fast get away before the mother tries to eat it


  • Great whites are the deadliest shark in the ocean . These powerful predators can rcae through the water at 30 km per hours


  • A shark always has a row of smaller teeth developing behind its front teeth . Eventually the smaller teeth move forward like a conveyor belt and the front teeth fall out
facts about Pony

facts about Pony

facts about Pony:

facts about Pony




  • Ponies are small horses


  • Ponies have thicker manes and tails than horses


  • Well trained ponies are good for children while they are learning to ride


  • As well as for riding ponies are used in driving and working roles


  • Young ponies are small but very strong


  • Hackney ponies were first bred to pull carriages


  • Ponies are easy to look after requiring half the food that a horse would if it was the same weight


  • They also have proportionally shorter legs ,  thicker necks and shorter heads


  • Young ponies are called foals


  • Shetland ponies are small but very stronger than horses .


  • Miniature horses are even smaller than ponies



facts about Rabbit

facts about Rabbit

facts about Rabbit:


facts about Rabbit


facts Rabbit


  • More than half of the world's rabbits live in North America.


  • Rabbits have long as ears which can be as long as 10


  • "Rabbit" have a life span of around 10 years

  • Rabbit born with closed eyes and without fur


  • A female rabbit is called a doe


  • A male rabbit is called a kit or kitten


  • Rabbits live in groups


  • The European rabbit lives underground in burrows . A group of burrows is known as a worren


  • Pet Rabbit are plant eaters


  • Rabbit reproduce very quickly . This can be a major  headache for people living in agricultural area
interesting facts about polar bear

interesting facts about polar bear

interesting facts about polar bear:


interesting facts about polar bear


polar bear fun facts


  • Female polar bears usually only weight about half as males


  • Scientists believe that there are around 20000 polar bears


  • Polar Bear have 42 teeth


  • Scientific name of Polar Bear is "URSUS MARITIMUS"


  • Polar Bears live in the Arctic


  • Polar Bears have black skin though their fur appears white it is actually transparent


  • It is the largest carnivores that lives on land


  • Polar bears use sea ice as a platform to hunt seals


  • Seals make up most of a polar bears diet


  • Male Polar Bears can weigh up to 680 kg or 1500 lb


  • Polar bears keep warm thanks to nearly 10 cm of blubber under the skin


  • Polar bears can reach speeds up to 40 kph on land and 10 kph in water


  • The Polar Bear was the mascot for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Calgary , Canada





interesting facts about Parrot

interesting facts about Parrot

interesting facts about Parrot:


interesting facts about Parrot


parrot facts


  • Most parrot species rely on seeds as food. Others may eat fruit, nectar , flower or small insects


  • "Parrot" such as the budgerigar and cocktail are popular as pets


  • There are 21 different species of cockatoo


  • Cockatoo usually have black grey or white plumage


  • There are around 372 different type of parrots species


  • Most parrots live in tropical areas


  • Parrots have curved bills strong legs and clawed feet


  • Parrots are often lightly colored


  • Some species are known for imitating human voices


  • New Zealand is the home to some very unique parrots including the kew, kaka and kakapo
facts about Owl

facts about Owl

facts about Owl:


facts about Owl

facts owls


  • Owls have powerful talons which help them catch and kill prey


  • Owls have large eyes and a flat face


  • Owls can turn their heads as much as about 270 degrees


  • Owls are farsighted meaning they can't see things close to their eyes clearly


  • There are about 200 different owl species


  • Owls are active at night


  • A group of owls is called a parliament


  • Most owls hunt insects small mammals and other birds


  • Some owl species hunt fish also


  • Owls are very quite in flight compared to other birds of prey


  • The color of owl feathers helps them blends into their environment


  • Barn owls can be recognized by their heart shaped face






interesting facts about Monkey

interesting facts about Monkey

interesting facts about Monkey:


interesting facts about Monkey

Monkey facts 


  • Many "monkeys" species eat a variety of foods such as fruit insects flowers leaves and reptiles


  • Most monkeys have tails


  • Group of monkeys are known as a tribe troop or mission


  • The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest type of monkey with adult weighing 120 to 140 g


  • The Mandrill is the largest type of Monkey with adult males weighing up to 35 kg


  • Capuchin monkeys are believed to be one of the smartest New World monkey species . They have the ability to use tools learn new skills and slow various signs of self awareness


  • There are currently 265 monkey species


  • Monkeys can be divided into two groups . Old world monkeys that live in Africa and Asia


  • New world monkeys are live in South America


  • A baboon is an example of an old world monkey while a marmoset is an example of a New World monkey


  • Apes are not monkeys


  • Some monkeys live on the ground while other live in trees


  • Spider monkeys get their name because of their long arms legs and tail


  • They monkey is the 9th animal that appears on the Chinese Zodiac appearing as the Zodiac sign in 2006



facts about Lizard

facts about Lizard

facts about Lizard:


facts about Lizard

facts Lizard


  • The upper and lower eyelids of chameleons are joined , leaving just a small hole for them to see through . They can move their eyes independently but allowing them to look in two different directions at the same time


  • Chameleons have long tongues which they rapidly extend from their mouth , too fast for human eyes to see properly


  • Lizard generally eat insects


  • Some Lizards have the ability to change color. This helps them communicate with each other and can also be used for camouflage






  • Some Lizards can detach their tails if caught


  • Geckos is also a type of lizards they have toes which allow them to be good climbers


  • Iguanas have a row of spines which run down their back and tail


  • Green Iguana lizards are popular pets


  • The largest type of lizard is Komodo dragon . It can be 3 meters long in length


  • They are found on a number of different Indonesian Islands


  • Komodo dragons are carnivores and can be very aggressive










interesting facts about lions

interesting facts about lions

interesting facts about lions:


interesting facts about lions

lion facts for kids


  • Lions are very special compared to other cat species , often living in prides that features females offspring and a few adult males


  • Male lions are easy to recognize thanks to their distinctive manes . Male with darker manes are more likely to attract female lions


  • Lions are the national animal of Albania, Belgium , Bulgaria , England , Ethiopia . Luxembourg, the Hollands and Singapore


  • Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world behind tiger


  • The average male lion weighs around 180 kg while the average female lion weighs around 130 kg


  • The heaviest lion are weighed an amazing number 376 kg or 828 lb


  • Lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph but only in short brusts because of a lack of stamina


  • The roar of a line can be heard from 8 km away


  • Most lions found in the wild live in southern and eastern parts of Africa


  • Lions are very special compared to other cat species , often living in prides that features females offspring and a few adult males


  • Male lions are easy to recognize thanks to their distinctive manes . Male with darker manes are more likely to attract female lions


  • Lions are the national animal of Albania, Belgium , Bulgaria , England , Ethiopia . Luxembourg, the Hollands and Singapore


  • When lion breeds with tigers the resulting hybrids are known as tigers and tigons


  • In the wild lions rest for around 20 hours a day



interesting facts about Leopard

interesting facts about Leopard

interesting facts about Leopard:


interesting facts about Leopard

facts about Leopard

  • Some people believe that the bones and whiskers of leopards can heal sick people . Many leopards are killed each year for their fur and body parts and this is one reason why the Leopard is an "endangered animal". While they were previously found in the wild in a number of areas around the world

  • When a female Leopard is ready to mate she will give a scent and rub her body on the trees to leave her small the females scent to hear her call to know that she is ready to mate

  • Adult Leopards are solitary animals . Each adult leopard has its own territory where it lives and although they often share parts of it

  • A Leopard's body is built for hunting . They have sleek powerful bodies and can run at speeds of up to 57 kilometers per hour . They are also excellent swimmers and climbers . They can cam leap and jump long distance

  • A Leopard's tail is just about as long as its entire body . This helps it with balance and enables it to make sharp turns quickly

  • Leopards are mostly nocturnal hunting prey at night

  • Leopard protect their food from other animals by dragging it high up into the trees . A leopard will often leave their prey up in the tree for days and return only where they are hungry

  • Leopards are part of the cat family, Felidae. The scientific name for a leopards is Panthera pardus

  • Leopards are well known for their cream and gold spotted fur, but some leopards have black fur with dark spots. These black leopards are often mistaken for panthers

  • Part of the cat family leopard's bodies are built for hunting . They are solitary animals hunting at night and often drag their food up trees for safe keeping




facts about Koala

facts about Koala

facts about Koala:


facts about Koala


facts Koala


  • "Koalas" have large noses that are colored pink or black
  • Outside of breeding seasons Koalas are quite animals
  • A baby koala is called joey
  • Koalas are native to Australia .
  • Koala fossil found in Australia . They are there from long ago as  20 million
  • Koalas eat eucalypt leaves and almost nothing else
  • The brain size of Koala has reduced due to their diets
  • The closest living relative of Koala is the wombat
  • Koalas have similar fingerprints to humans
  • Joeys live in their mother's pouch for around six months and remain with them for another six months
  • Koalas cannot be kept legally as pets



interesting facts about Kangaroo

interesting facts about Kangaroo

interesting facts about Kangaroo:


interesting facts about Kangaroo

facts about Kangaroo


  • Kangaroos have very powerful legs and can be dangerous at times


  • Kangaroos can jump very high sometimes three times their own height


  • Kangaroos can swim


  • Most Kangaroos are known as joeys


  • Kangaroos are marsupial animals thy are found in Australia as well as New Guinea


  • There are four different Kangaroo species , the red Kangaroo, eastern grey Kangaroo, western grey Kangaroo and antilopine Kangaroo


  • "Kangaroo" can hop around quickly on two legs or walk around slowly on all four


  • Kangaroo can't walk backwards


  • A group of Kangaroos is called a mob troop or court


  • The red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world


  • Kangaroos usually live to around 6 year old in the wild


  • Australian airline Qantas uses a Kangaroo s their symbol





facts about Squirrel

facts about Squirrel

facts about Squirrel:


facts about Squirrel

facts Squirrel



  • Flying Squirrels can't fly like birds but they can glide between trees


  • Flying Squirrels have been known to glide for distances of up to 90 meters


  • Chipmunks have cheek pouches which help them carry food


  • Squirrels are rodents


  • There are around 280 + different species of Squirrel


  • Most "Squirrels" are small and have big eyes and blushy tails.


  • Their large eyes help them skilfully climb trees and avoid predators


  • Squirrels eats mostly nuts and seeds


  • Squirrels are born blind


  • Many chipmunk species hoard food such as nuts, berries egg and grains for the winter


interesting facts about tiger

interesting facts about tiger

interesting facts about tiger:


interesting facts about tiger


facts about tiger


  • Around  half of Tiger cubs don't live beyond two years of age


  • Tiger cubs leave their mother when they are around 2 yeas of age


  • A group of "Tigers" is known as an ambush or streak


  • Tigers are good swimmers and can swim up to 6 kilometers


  • Rare white Tigers carry a gene that is only present in around 1 in every 10000 Tigers


  • Tigers usually hunt alone


  • Tigers have been known to reach speeds up to 65 kph


  • The Tiger is the biggest species of the cat family


  • Tiger can reach a length of up to 3.3 meters and weigh as much as 300 kilograms


  • Subspecies of the tiger include the Sumatran Tiger, Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, South China Tiger, Malayan Tiger and Indochinese Tiger


  • Many subspecies of the Tiger are either endangered or already extinct . Humans are the primary cause of his through hunting and the destruction of habitats


  • Less than 10% of hunts end successfully for tigers


  • Tiger can jump over 6 meters in length


  • Various tiger subspecies are the national animals of Bangal, India, North korea, South Korea and Malaysia


  • There are more tigers held privately as pets than there are in the wild


  • Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as tigons and ligers


interesting facts about Insects

interesting facts about Insects

interesting facts about Insects:


interesting facts about Insects

facts Insects


  • Bees termites and ants live in well organized social colonies


  • Only male crickets chirp


  • Insects are cold blooded


  • Silkworms are used as the primary producer of silk


  • Most "insects" hatch from eggs


  • Some cicada-scan make sounds nearly 120 decibels loud


  • The number of insects species is around 6 to 10 million


  • Insects bodies have three parts, the throat, abdomen and head


  • Insects have two antennae


  • Insects have three legs


  • Some insects such as gerridae are able to walk on the surface of water


  • The life cycle of a mosquito features 4 stages , egg,larva,pupa and adult


  • Female mosquitoes drink blood in order to obtain nutrients needed produce eggs


  • Ants leave trails and communicate with each other using pheromones as chemical signals



interesting facts about Horse

interesting facts about Horse

interesting facts about Horse:


interesting facts about Horse

facts Horse



  • A Male horse is called a stallion


  • Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures


  • The fastest recorded speed of a horse is 88 kph


  • Horses gallop at around 44 kph


  • "Horses" are herbivores


  • Horse can sleep both standing up and lying down


  • Horses can run shortly after birth


  • Domestic horses have a lie span of around 25 years


  • Estimates suggests that there arw around 60 million horses in the world


  • A young male horse is called a colt


  • A female horse is called a mare


  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that live on earth


  • Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years


  • Horses have around 204 bones in their skeleton


  • A 19th century horse named old billy is said to have lived 62 years


  • Horses cannot throw up



  • Darwin suggested the appendix may have used for digesting leaves . This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that



  • The horse head used in the movie The Godfather was real



  • Dogs have 13 blood types horses have 8 cows have 9 while humans only have 4



  • The practice of eating horseflesh is called hippophagy.



  • In the UK all horses ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport



  • An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horse power



  • The Roman Emperor Gius Caligula made his horse a senator



  • Horses can sleep while standing



  • The smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches ( 43 cm ) tall and his weight was only 57 pounds ( 25.5 kg )



  • The highest race horse speed over recorded was 43.97 mph ( 71 km/h)



  • In the early years of the 20th cetury horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the green alternative



  • The modern British army has more horses than tanks



  • McDonald's drive thru staff won't serve people if they come on horseback



  • Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse drawn carriages a century ago



  • Animals including horses and even insects could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe


facts about Hippo

facts about Hippo

Facts about Hippo

facts about Hippo


facts Hippo


  • Hippopotamus lived in Africa


  • Hippo have short legs a huge mouth and a body shaped like a barrel.


  • The closest relations of the hippo are surprisingly cetaceans such as whales and dolphins


  • Scientist said this family dis-verged in evolution around 55 million years ago


  • Although hippos might look a little chubby, they can easily outrun a human


  • Hippos can be extremely aggressive if they feel threatened


  • The name "Hippopotamus" means river horse and is often shortened to hippo


  • The Hippopotamus is generally considered the third  largest land mammal after white rhinoceros and elephant


  • Hippo spend a large amount of time in water such as river lakes and swamps


  • Resting in water helps him to keep temperature down


  • Hippo give birth in water


  • They are regarded as one of the most dangerous animal in whole Africa


  • Hippos are threatened by habitats loss and poachers who hunt them for their meat and teeth


  • A male hippopotamus is called a bull



facts about Hares

facts about Hares

facts about Hares:

facts about Hares



facts Hares


  • Hares are not kept as pet


  • Hares usually live by themselves or in pairs


  • Young hares are called leverets


  • Like Rabbtis  hares are herbivores


  • A group of hares is known as a drove


  • Hares are similar to rabbits but there are much difference between them


  • Hares are born with fur and eyes open


  • Hares are usually larger than rabbits and have longer legs


  • Rabbits give birth to their young in burrows while hares give birth in open areas


  • Hares can run at sppeds up to 71kph


facts about Jellyfish

facts about Jellyfish

facts about Jellyfish:


facts about Jellyfish


facts Jellyfish



  • A group of Jelly fish  is called a bloom swarm or smack


  • Large blooms can feature over 100000 Jelly fish 


  • Jelly fish  don't have brains


  • Jellyfish  use their tentacles to sting . Most are harmless to humans but stings from some species , such as the box Jelly fish  can be very  painful sometimes kill


  • Jelly fish live in the sea and are found i all oceans


  • Some Jelly fish live in fresh water


  • Jelly fish  can be large and brightly colored


  • Jelly fish  can be transparent or translucent


  • Some can be very hard to see nearly invisible to the human eyes


  • Although the word is mentioned in the name, Jelly fish  are not fish


  • Box Jelly fish  are almost transparent


  • Jelly fish  eat plankton. Some sea turtle eat Jelly fish