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Did you know that the Ostrich has the largest eyes of any land animal? They measure approximately 5 cm (2 in) across in distance. Did you know that the oldest documented cat was named Creme Puff? She was born in Texas, USA and died at the ripe old age of 38 years old! Our facts sheet includes a selection of trivia and interesting facts about Animals for Kids which will be helpful to students and teachers. Most of these interesting facts about Animals for Kids are amazing pieces of information and some are little known pieces of trivia!

Fun Fact 1: There are around 40 types of known cat breeds in the world. The world's most popular breed is the Persian cat. The Persian has ranked been the most popular breed since 1871!

Fun Fact 2: The hearing senses of a dog are so superior that it can detect the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second. It can also hear sounds that are four times farther away than a human can hear

Fun Fact 3: Most frogs can jump approximately 10 times their own body length, but some species can jump a distance up to twenty times the length of their body, that's the equivalent of an adult human jumping over 35 m or 115 feet!

Fun Fact 4: Hummingbirds can fly backwards! They are also the smallest specie of bird; the Bee Humming Bird is approximately 5 - 6 cm (about 2 in) in length and weighs in at just 2 gms (about 0.5 oz)

Fun Fact 5: Pigs are clever animals; they rank 3rd on the intelligent animals list after primates (monkeys, gorilla, gibbons etc) and Cetacean mammals (whales and dolphins)

Fun Fact 6: It is estimated that Worldwide there are over 100 million penguins! The smallest is the Little Blue Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin, an adult can grow to  approximately 40 cm tall (16 in) and weighs 1 kg (2.2 lb)

Fun Fact 7: The Mosquito is the most deadly of all the animals on Earth! More deaths are connected with mosquitoes than any other animals on earth, making it the most lethal predator to mankind. This gruesome bug can carry an array of disease including malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis, they use heat sensors to detect the warmth of blood, and can pass on disease when they pierces the skin to drink blood. Experts state that each year a million people die from Mosquito spread malaria

Fun Fact 8: Hamsters hoard (store) and carry food in their cheek pouches. The origins of the name Hamster are old German, which translate as "to hoard".

Fun Fact 9: There is such a creature as a Pink Dolphin! In fact there are two species of pink dolphins; the Amazon River Dolphin from South America (which can be pink or light gray) and the Chinese White Dolphin from Southeast Asia (which can be pink or white). Their distinctive pink color is caused by blood vessels being so close to their thin skins, which also has slight pink pigmentation

Fun Fact 10: The Polar bear is the world's biggest bear! Males can grow up to 11 feet long and weigh over 1500 lbs compared to a brown bear which can reach the height of 6.5 feet and weigh 600lbs

Fun Fact 11: Statistically there is a greater risk of dying from bee stings than from a shark attack

Fun Fact 12: The Basenji, a hunting dog originating from Africa, is the only breed of dog that is regarded as bark-less! Instead it makes a sound frequently referred to as a 'barroo'

Fun Fact 13: One the most famous of all extinct animals is the Dodo bird. The Dodo bird was native to the island of Mauritius; they only survived a total of 175 years after being discovered by explorers, their extinction was due to the introduction of other animals, disease and human exploitation on the island

Fun Fact 14: The most common creatures found in the Rainforest are Insects. They live in every zone of a rainforest. There are also more small animals than large and more vegetarians (planet eaters) than carnivores (meat eaters)

Fun Fact 15: Animals are becoming endangered on our planet due to a variety of causes; these include the destruction of their natural habitat, for example the rainforest, water pollution, global warming, over-exploitation (un-necessary hunting) disease and the introduction of exotic animals

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