Laughing horse

Funny Facts about Animals

Animals are full of surprises – find out more!

  • The laziest animal in the world is the koala. They sleep for around 20 hours a day! 
  • A tricolour (or calico) cat is almost always female. They are often called lucky cats (they should bring us luck!). Read more about cats here!
  • Cockroaches have been around for a very long time – even before the dinosaurs.
  • Flying forwards and backwards – that’s no problem for honeybees and bumblebees.
  • The colour of the skin of an adult polar bear is, surprisingly, black.
  • Dogs can smell about 10,000 times better than humans. Read more about Dogs here!

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bears, guinea pigs, pigs and dogs  

  • A chameleon catches prey with their tongue – which is about twice as long as their body.
  • In order to recognise each other, squirrels kiss when they encounter.
  • Studies that show cows produce more milk when they listen to quiet music. 
  • Horses like to drink and drink and drink: on average, a horse drinks up to 30-60 litres of water a day.
  • Geese are very loyal. They mate for life and are protective of their partners and offspring. Read more about Geese!
Happy elephant

sheep recognise up to 50 other sheep faces

They can also recognise human faces

Learn more about sheep