June 4, 2009
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Here’s some weird and wonderful animal facts for you to ponder!
- Male Beluga whales weigh about 3,307 pounds and females about 2,998 pounds. They reach their full size at about 10 years old.
- The antlers of an adult bull moose may be more than 5 feet across.
- The average size of a newborn kangaroo is the size of a coffee bean.
- Typically, baby hippos are born underwater, where their mothers help them to the surface after birth.
- Giraffes sleep only about a half an hour per day, usually in shorter nap form.
- Jack rabbits can run at a speed of forty-five miles an hour—faster than a racehorse.
- Early forms of the cheetah are believed to have been present in North America up until several thousand years ago.
- As a manatee’s teeth are worn down by eating, new molars grow in the back of the mouth and move forward.
- One in every five thousand North Atlantic lobsters is born in a bright blue color.
- A flea can jump up to eight inches.
- Most dinosaurs existed in a landscape of brown & green; early flowering plants didn’t appear until the Cretaceous period.
- The lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away.
More interesting animal facts on the Kritter Facts website!