Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body.

Porpoises have been known to surf the bow wave of ships, dolphins surf the waves at beaches.

The blue whale, the largest animal to have ever existed, is 100m (100 feet) long and weighs  113 tonnes (125 tons). This is as much as 4 large dinosaurs (Brontosauri), 23 elephants, 230 cows or 1800 men.

Some animals produce their own lights, called bioluminescence. The Brazilian railroad worm has a red light on its head and green lights down its side. It lacks a turn signal.

The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of over 322kph (2000mph). The highest recorded speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph).

Animals with some of the longest lives are:

the giant tortoise (152 years);

the fin whale (116 years) 

the deep-sea clam (100 years).

The narwhal, or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale and possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia

Chimpanzees use tools more than any other animal except man.

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