15 Weird Animal Facts!

Have you ever wondered how fish communicate? Or why you just can’t shake those pesky mosquitoes? There are so many things that we still don’t know about our friends in the animal kingdom, but we learn new, fun, and weird animal facts all the time. Check out these facts about animals, mammals, insects and more. Then share some trivia of your own in the comments!

– Tazi Phillips, Global Animal

1.  A wolf can eat up to 20 pounds of meat in one sitting.
An image provided by Yellowstone National Park, Mont., shows a gray wolf in the wild.

Photo Credit: Macneill Lyons/AP file

2. Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light. Similar to humans, they need sunlight to keep their pigment.
Goldfish in fishbowl - Amazing Animal Facts & Wildlife Facts
3. A flamingo can only eat when it’s head is upside down.
Pink Flamingo - Amazing Animal Facts & Wildlife Facts

Pink Flamingo. Photo credit: David Pruter

4. Mosquitos are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
Mosquito picture - Amazing Animal Facts & Facts About Insects
5. Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils, which allow them to watch over their broad, flat grazing area for predators.
picture of a goat with rectangular pupils - Amazing Animal Facts & Facts About Farm Animals

Photo credit: Natalia Peregudova

6. Honeybees have hairs on their eyes to help them collect pollen.
Picture of a honeybee - Amazing Animal Facts & Facts About Insects and Bees

Photo Credit: Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

7. The giraffe has no vocal cords and communicates by vibrating the air around its neck.
Wild Animal Trivia: Giraffes don't have vocal cords.Photo credit: Zoran Karapancev

Weird Animal Fact: Giraffes talk through air vibrations, not vocal cords. Photo credit: Zoran Karapancev

8. Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain at a time, and with one eye closed.
Animal Facts/Facts about Mammals: Dolphins

Photo Credit: Ecorazzi

9. A snail can sleep for 3 years at a stretch.
Snail picture: Animal Facts/Facts about Insects and snails
Photo credit: Eros Erika
10. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
Elephant picture: Animal Facts/Facts about Elephants, African Wildlife

Photo Credit: National Geographic

11. All polar bears are left-handed.

Polar Bear picture: Animal Facts/Facts about Polar Bears, North American Wildlife

12. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Rats picture: Animal Facts/Facts about Rats, Rodents, mice

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13. Fish communicate with each other by rasping their teeth to make sounds in their throat, or by using their swim bladder to create sounds.
Fish in ocean picture: Animal Facts/Facts about Fish, Sea life,
Photo credit: Ilya Gridnev
14. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. About Bats: Barbastelle Bat Whispers to catch prey
15. The hummingbird is the only animal that can fly backwards.

Hummingbird picture: Facts about Hummingbirds, Birds

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18 Responses to 15 Weird Animal Facts!

  1. Global Animal September 17, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Thank you for your comment, Kenneth Liew! Thanks for catching this! We've fixed the numbering so there shouldn't be anymore confusion.

  2. Kenneth Liew August 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    It's 15. Only the numbers are written randomly.

  3. Mike French August 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Theres only 9 it said 15 !! Not happy

  4. Richbooked August 3, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    now I know.. now you can visit my site also for the other trivia

  5. Lynton Mercado July 14, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    that's good! hope to read more abput this!

  6. Iry Marcia Randrasana June 10, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    hey, I turned some of the facts into a video :)
    Check it out :

  7. CharmingDate-Russian and Ukrainian Girls March 6, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    Animals are sweet.

  8. Aleric Haines March 4, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    Hahaha cool stuff