1.Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

2.Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

3.The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

4.The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot

5.The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

6.A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

7.A snail can sleep for 3 years

8.There are presently over a million animal species upon planet earth.

9.The reptiles have 6,000 species crawling in their habitats; and more are discovered each year.

10.There are over 70,000 types of spiders spinning their webs in the world.

11.Well, there are 3,000 kinds of lice. Yes, it is the lice we are prone to get due to lack of hair hygiene.

12.This is a mind-boggling fact – for each of the 600 million people there is about 200 million insects crawling, flying...

13.Mammals are the only creatures that have flaps around their ears.

14.The world has approximately one billion cattle, of which about 200 million belong to India.

15.The life of a housefly is only 14 days.

16.A dog was the first animal to up in space.

17.A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first animals to fly in a hot air balloon. The oldest breed of a dog known to mankind is the ‘Saluki’.

18.An ostrich is the fastest bird and can run up to 70 km/h.

19.Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you.

20.There are crabs that are the size of a pea. There are known as ‘Pea Crabs’.

21.The lifespan of 75 percent of wild birds is 6 months.

22.Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.

23.You do not need cotton buds to clean a giraffe ears. It can do so with its own 50cm-tongue.

24.Want to known the appetite of a South American Giant Anteater? Well it eats over 30,000 ants, per day.

25.The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer.

26.The Sea Horse is the slowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h.

27.The small car on the road is probably the size of the heart of a blue whale.

28.The length of an elephant is the same as the tongue of a blue whale.

29.The crocodile's tongue is unmovable, as it is attached to the roof of its mouth.

30.Presently there are 38 known species of mammals that are extinct. However, of them there are some that are kept in captivity with scientists trying to save them from going extinct.

31.With global warming becoming a major issue, the fact is the existing 28,270 animal species of mammals are threatened by the harms done to the planet.

32. 6,524 vertebrate-species were listed as threatened, in the year 2006. In the same year – 2006 – 2,101 invertebrate-species were listed to be threatened.

33.In 2006, 253 fish-species were listed as critically endangered.

34.In 2006, 442 amphibian-species were listed as critically endangered.

35. 81 species of animals are considered extinct or critically endangered, as well as endangered or vulnerable.

36.The number of animal listed in the U.S.A., is 935.

37.There are over 1,000 animal species that are endangered at varied levels, across the world.

38.Have you heard of a sheep with blue wool? Well, a couple of animal breeders from Russia had claimed sometime ago that they bred sheep with natural blue wool.

39.“Moo, moo,” says the cow everywhere in the world; and a pig says “Moo, moo” in Japan.

40.The eyesight of dogs are better than that of human beings.

41.Animal accents! The accent of a cow’s mooing depends on the region it belongs to.

42.On an average a hen lays 19 dozen eggs in a year.

43.The small intestine of an ostrich measures upto 46-feet in length.

44.Your pet cat can scare a black bear. The big fellow will run up a tree to save itself from the little domestic creature. Meow, meow!

45.Sleeping beauties! Gorillas sleep upto fourteen hours, a day.

46.While the male lion rests in its den, it is the females that have go out and get the food.

47.Simon says Jump! No point an elephant simply cannot jump to even save its life.

48.No right turn! The bats do not need any boards, for its always the left turn for them when exiting a cave.

49.Sharks are the only known species to never suffer from cancer.

50.Heavyweights! The tongue of a blue whale could weigh more than a full-grown adult elephant.

51.Oysters change from male to female gender several times during their lifespan.

52.Every shrimp is actually born a male and then become females as they mature.

53.An elephant can smell water from a distance of three miles.

54.A storage bin! The duckbill platypus is known to store upto six hundred worms in its cheek pouches.

55.Music lovers! Make a cow listen to music and there will be more milk in the bucket!