Tigerhomes.org Amazing Animal Facts

This Amazing Animal Facts page is a growing collection of animal trivia written by Jason Abels at tigerhomes.org Sanctuary.

Facts About Land Mammals:

Did you know that a Giraffes Neck has special valves built in to keep the Giraffes Brain protected from their super powerful heart?

Did you know that Mammal Eyes are composed of two types of receptors, Rod Receptors and Cone Receptors?

Did you know that there are over 1000 species of Old World and New World Bats?

Did you know that if a Giraffes Legs splay out from underneath itself it cannot get up and will in most cases die?

Did you know that the Madagascar Lemurs and other Prosimian Primates have very specialized teeth that sets them apart from other Old World Primates as well as New World Primates?

Did you know that the African Caracal Cat has the claim to fame of being the “Fastest Small Cat” in the World?

Did you know that many African Parks as well as Indian Parks have their Wildlife Officials remove the Horns from their remaining Wild Rhinoceros?

Did you know that only female Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) hibernate?

Did you know that Murry, a Greater Bush Baby (Galago garnettii), living at the Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary was named after Bill Murray the actor?

Did you know that the Artic Fox (Alopex lagopus) only has a white coat part of the year?

Did you know that an African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) can live 80 years or more in captivity?

Did you know that the American Bison also known as the American Buffalo was almost hunted to extinction in the last century?

Did you know that Pygmy Mouse Lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) found on the Island Of Madagascar, is officially the Worlds Smallest Primate?

Did you know that most Lemur Societies are Female Dominant?

Facts About Ocean Animals:

Did you know that a Great White Shark loses and replaces a few thousand teeth in its lifetime?

Did you know that the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) has the claim to fame of making the loudest recorded “Natural Sounds”?

Did you know that the Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is the deepest diving of all the different seal species?

Did you know that the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), has the densest Fur Coat of any Fur Bearing Mammal?

Facts About Reptiles:

Did you know that Snake Fangs are natures Hypodermic Needles?

Did you know that the Crocodile Monitor Lizard from Papua New Guinea is the Worlds true Longest Lizard?

Did you know that the African Sulcata Tortoise is the Worlds 3rd Largest Tortoise species?

Did you know that certain Poisonous Toxins called “Bactrachotoxins” found in some species of Poison Arrow or Dart Frog is more powerful then Morphine in treating pain?

Did you know that it take on average 88 days for African Sulcata Tortoise Eggs to hatch with an Incubation Temperature of 86 degrees?

Did you know that Pet Reptiles kept indoors require special Reptile Lighting that simulates the sun to survive and live healthy?

Did you know that the Florida Everglades is home to over 1 million American Alligators?

Did you know that the King Cobra is one of the few if not only Venomous Snakes with Parenting Skills?

Did you know that many Indonesian Police Officers actually have Pet Cobras?

Other Interesting Facts:

Did you know that the Animal Tranquilizer Ketamine is often used as a Recreational Drug among Drug Users?

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