Think You Know Everything About Animals? Think Again!

Animals are as fascinating as they are cute. We've collected some of the most fascinating facts about animals anywhere. Dig into this trivia, and send along your favorite animal facts.

A cat would have to eat about five mice to get the amount of meat found in a can of cat food.

Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.

The only continent without reptiles is Antarctica.

The maximum lifespan of a goldfish in captivity is 25 years.

Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door.

Earlier penguins were capable of flight.

Swifts can catch up to 20,000 insects a day.

A hummingbird must visit about 1,000 flowers a day to get enough nourishment to survive. That's about twice its weight in nectar.

The first image ever transmitted on TV was Felix the Cat.

A cat can recognize its owner's footsteps from hundreds of feet away.

To avoid being eaten by birds, some caterpillars disguise themselves to look like bird droppings.

"Zoophobia" is the fear of animals.

About 10,000 bulls die in bullfights every year.

"Pnigophobia" is the fear of choking on fish bones.

Orchids release a chemical that intoxicates bees.

Frogs use their eyeballs to push food down their throat.

The average cat can reach speeds of nearly 30 miles an hour over a short distance.

Catnip not only has an affect on house cats. It can also affect cougars and lions.

The ferret is the third most popular companion mammal behind the dog and cat.

A rat can tread water for three days straight.

Dolphins jump out of the water to conserve energy. It is easier to move through air than water.

In Sweden, it's against the law to train a seal to balance a ball on its nose.

The average cow spends 13 hours a day lying down.

A baby bat is called a pup.

Americans spend more on cat food every year than on baby food.

A cow can't vomit.

Cockroaches can run up to three miles per hour.

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