(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) 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 below! — 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
Photo credit: pestmall.com
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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— Tazi Phillips, exclusive to Global Animal

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