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No One Knows These Wildlife Facts

The animal kingdom is full of surprises. It's no mystery that humans learn more and more about wildlife each day. Here are some interesting facts to think about.

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1. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people each year.

In comparison, humans kill 100,000,000 sharks each year.
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In comparison, humans kill 100,000,000 sharks each year.

2. Barn owls are monogamous.

However, 25% of the pairs get a divorce.
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However, 25% of the pairs get a divorce.

3. Horses communicate with facial expressions.

Horses utilize their eyes and ears to make faces at each other.
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Horses utilize their eyes and ears to make faces at each other.

4. The scientific name for the red fox is Vulpes vulpes.

It literally means the "fox's fox."
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It literally means the "fox's fox."

5. Scientists have done brain surgery on cockroaches.

Their brain isn't located in their head; it's in their chest!
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Their brain isn't located in their head; it's in their chest!

6. Scorpions can glow.

Their exoskeleton glows blue under UV and black lights.
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Their exoskeleton glows blue under UV and black lights.

7. Koalas have fingerprints.

Koala bears have three fingers and two thumbs on each hand. Their feet have three fingers and one thumb.
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Koala bears have three fingers and two thumbs on each hand. Their feet have three fingers and one thumb.

8. Elephants can smell water.

An elephant can locate water sources from up to 3 miles away.
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An elephant can locate water sources from up to 3 miles away.

9. Slugs can live for over a year.

The oldest recorded lifespan for this gooey creature is 1 year and 6 months.
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The oldest recorded lifespan for this gooey creature is 1 year and 6 months.

10. Chickens can lay up to 260 eggs each year.

The color of their eggs depends on their earlobe color. Red ears have brown eggs, and white ears will lay white eggs.
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The color of their eggs depends on their earlobe color. Red ears have brown eggs, and white ears will lay white eggs.

11. Snakes are carnivorous.

Snakes eat insects, birds, frogs and small mammals.
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Snakes eat insects, birds, frogs and small mammals.

12. Bats are unable to walk.

Bats have leg bones so thin, they can't hold their own weight.
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Bats have leg bones so thin, they can't hold their own weight.

13. Birds recognize landmarks.

Birds use landmarks to navigate while they fly.
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Birds use landmarks to navigate while they fly.

14. Goat's milk is more nutritious than cow's.

Goats have milk that is higher in calcium, vitamin A, and niacin.
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Goats have milk that is higher in calcium, vitamin A, and niacin.

15. The tiniest antelope lives in Africa.

The dik-dik is native to Namibia, East Africa, and Angola. It weighs between 6.6lb to 13.2lb.
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The dik-dik is native to Namibia, East Africa, and Angola. It weighs between 6.6lb to 13.2lb.

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