1.Dodo is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic
to the island of Mauritius.
2.The cassowary has colorful feathers and strong legs;
but it’s toes have knife-like sharp claws.Cassowary is
found in the forests of Papua, New Guinea and some
surrounding islands. As tall as a person, with a helmet
on its head, a vivid blue neck and long drooping red
wattles-this is the Southern Cassowary.
3. Raccoon carry their food to water to douse it before
4.Skinks are coloured lizards that resemble snakes. They can
see with closed eyes. Skinks belong to the family of Scincidae
and the infraorder Scincomorpha (found in Sri Lanka)
They can be found in different type of habitats: grasslands,
forests, mountains, deserts and urban areas except in the
boreal and polar regions.
5.A greyhound dog can jump a distance of 27 feet.
Greyhounds come in all colours. The first Greyhound
came to Australia with Captain Cook in 1770.
6.African lungfish has two lungs. It secrets a thin
layer of mucus around itself that dries into a cocoon.
It can live out of water in this cocoon for up to a year.
Lungfish live in Africa, South America and Australia.
7.An electric eel is an electric fish. When agitated it
can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.Electric eels
are found in the waters of South America.
8.’Octo’ is the Greek word for eight and ‘pus’ is the
ancient Greek word for leg.The disease that attacks
the nervous system, causes the Octopus to eat itself
in a thoroughly horrible way and then kills the Octopus off.
The blue ringed Octopus is the most venomous.
9.Kakapos, Keas, Kakas are all Newzealand parrots.
10.Ptarmigan birds have feathers on their toes.The Rock
Ptarmigan is Nunavut’s official bird.Willow Ptarmigan
is Alaska’s State Bird.The Rock Ptarmigan can be found
in all countries that circle the North Pole.
11. Roman Goddess Juno’s favourite bird is peacock.
12.A duck’s quack doesn’t echo.
13.Snails have 14,175 teeth.
14.Humming bird fly backwards.
15.For a butterfly to fly, it must have a body temperature
of 30 degree celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
16.Kangaroo cannot walk on land on it’s hind legs because
the legs can’t move independently. But when they are
swimming, they kick each leg independently. They
move by hopping.They cannot move backwards.
17.The animal with the largest brain is sperm whale.
18.Spotted Hyenas laugh which sounds like hysterical
19. The cows are earthquake-sensitive animals. The ten
animals that can predict natural disaster are-Flamingos,
snakes, bats, bees,cats, rats,elephants,cows,dogs
20.Owls don’t have eyeballs.The eyes are long and
shaped like a tube. Owl’s eyes can’t turn in their
sockets because of this shape.
21.Snakes have no eyelids, so they never close their
eyes or blink.They have trouble in seeing things
that aren’t moving. Instead of eyelids, thin clear
membrane cover their corneas called spectacles
or brilles which offers some of the functions of
the eyelids.Snakes’ brains are in charge of their
22.Blue whale’s sound can be heard at a distance
of over 500 miles(800 kilometres)
23.Greyhounds can reach speeds of upto 45 miles
24.Sharks recover quickly from injuries. The immune
system defend the body against organisms that can
cause infections.A substance in their bodies can stop
viruses in their tracks.