A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.
The scales of a crocodile are made of certain, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.
Some bird species, usually flightless birds, have only a lower eyelid, whereas pigeons use upper and lower lids to blink.
75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.
The heaviest crustacean ever found was a lobster weighing 19 kg (42 lb), caught in 1934.
An annoyed camel will spit at a person.
The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal: its eyes measure 40 cm (16 in) in diameter.
Fish and insects do not have eyelids – their eyes are protected by a hardened lens.
Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears.
The world’s smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means “tiny dog in the sky.”
The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph).
There are about 54 million dogs in the US, and Paris is said to have more dogs than people.
Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world.
Pea crabs (the size of a pea) are the smallest crabs in the world.
Dinosaurs did not eat grass: there weren’t any at that time.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.
There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India.
An ostrich can run up to 70 km/h (43mph).
The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.
There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, a nation of 17 million people.
African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.
A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth and cannot move it.
FACT : A cat in a short sprint can travel around 31MPH.
FACT : Cats will not use litter boxes in noisy area’s.
FACT : A cats tongue contains thousands of “small hooks”.
FACT : Cats are the least domesticated of house pets.
FACT : In South France black cats are called “magician cats” or “matagots”.
FACT : Antarctica is the only 1 of the 7 continents with out cats.