- Probably the most intelligent non-human animal, chimpanzees are also very similar to us in appearance and in their social behavior.
- Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land. Reaching speeds of over 60 mph, they can easily outrun any animal over short distances.
- Vampire bats are the only mammals that feed exclusively on blood. The three species are all found in Central and South America. Two feed almost entirely on bird blood, but the common vampire bat feeds on the blood of mammals.
- Dolphins are believed by many people to be spiritual healers. Many people with illnesses swim with them in the hope that they might be cured and there is some evidence that it actually works!
Funda of Fundas
The word 'octopus' means 'eight arms'. The arms are covered with several hundred suckers. Each one is sensitive to touch and taste and can be individually controlled to grip prey and anchor the octopus to rocks. Did you know that if an octopus loses an arm it can grow another one to replace it?
by Aniket Kumar (11 years)
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