Amazing Educational Facts with Pictures – September 2014
Its never too late for learning something new, today in OddStuffMagazine you can learn about some unknown and awesome facts about humans, animals and things.
1. It’s World Elephant Day! Baby elephants suck their trunks
2. Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans.
3. Not all bats can see color, but none are truly blind!
4. Social play in cats peaks at ages 8-16 weeks, and declines thereafter.
5. A lion’s roar can be heard up to 3 miles away.
6. Sclater’s Lemur is the only species of primate (other than humans) that have blue eyes.
7. On average, cats sleep about two thirds of every day. If you do the math
8. The Sun Bear has very powerful jaws and large canines for its body.
9. A pig pheromone can have effects on mammal behavior
10. When snail eggs hatch, they need to harden their shells so they immediately look for calcium by eating their own eggs
11. The underside of a leopards tail is white to help cubs
12.Small dogs often sit with their tongues sticking or hanging out
13. Koala have uncannily human-like fingerprints they use to grip things.
14. Galápagos sea lions have prolonged breeding seasons that last from May through January
15. Does hide their young in the surrounding vegetation as they forage nearby.
16. Newfoundlands have webbed toes to help them swim!
17. The grey-headed flying fox may travel up to 50 km a night to feed on pollen, nectar and fruit which they locate by sight
18. The striking iridescence of the Madagascar Sunset Moth’s wings
19. The Egyptian Fruit Bat echolocates by clicking its tongue.
20. Hedgehogs have about 5000 spines.
21. Wild Dogs are the only african hunters that take care of their elderly
22. A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people
23.When hunting, Meerkats communicate with purring sounds!
24. Birds, unlike humans, have 4 types of colour receptors. This is why birds often are very colorful!
25. Basenjis are one of the oldest dog breeds on earth, and ‘yodel’ instead of bark.
26. Insect” is not synonymous with “bug”.
27. The blue jay is the provincial bird of the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.
28. The black-capped chickadee has an amazing memory, hiding seeds and other food items to eat later.
29. Pigeons mate for life. The male attracts a female by bowing, cooing and then feeding her
30. Elephants have a preferred tusk for digging up earth and uprooting trees and will only use the other if their tusk-of-choice becomes severely injured.