Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.
Snakes cannot hear, therefore they find their prey by feeling the vibrations on the ground or by heat sensors. Rattlesnakes cannot even hear the sound of their own rattles.
Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.
A horse can stand continuously for up to a month.
A 1,200 pound horse eats about seven times its own weight each year.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
A Cornish game hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no more than 2 pounds.
Hummingbirds lay only 2 eggs during their entire lifetime.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.
Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.
A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.
Australian termites have been known to build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet wide.
Dragonflies have a life span of 24 hours. They are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.
Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.
Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves.
A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
10% of the weight of a 6 year old pillow is from the waste and dead remains of the common bed mite. (Also known as "The Bed Bug")
The total weight of all the ants in the world equals the total weight of all the people in the world.
Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
Ants do not sleep.
Larger swarms of locusts can consume in one day enough vegetation to feed a million people for a year.
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.
Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
A camel can drink a bathtub full of water in 30 minutes.
Camel milk does not curdle.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Elephants can communicate using sounds that are below the human hearing range: between 14 and 35 hertz.
A zebra's primary color is actually white with black stripes
At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
The turbot fish lays approximately 14 million eggs during its lifetime.
It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. From what is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.
The Muscle uses a glue-like substance to cling to objects. Just one application of this glue is enough to keep the muscle adhered for over 50 years.
The Sea Urchin is able to clone itself and build colonies. The separate colonies will fight one another for space which can last up to 100 years.
The small pearl fish, found in the west Indian waters, when frightened by a predator, quickly swims for protection into a sea cucumber's anus.
An alligator's jaws are powerful enough to crush cattle bones. but, once the jaws are shut, they can be held closed by a person's hands.