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Strange But True: Amazing Animal Facts Around The World

Published by Mr Ghaz in Science
August 8th, 2010

It’s amazing but elephants can and do swim. Their top speed is about 3.2 kph (2 mph). However, they cannot jump.
Did you know that a giraffes is truly a ‘dumb’ animal unable to make any vocal sound?
A new-born bear cub weighs only about one kg (2 lb) but its mother weighs 127 kg (280 lb).

Strange but True: Amazing Animal Facts Around The World

By Mr Ghaz, February 8, 2011

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Strange but True: Amazing Animal Facts Around The World

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Some Swimmer

It’s amazing but elephants can and do swim. Their top speed is about 3.2 kph (2 mph). However, they cannot jump.

Mahouts, the elephant keepers in India, use a language to control the animals which is still in use.

The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

Did you know that an African elephant weighs as much as 80 or 90 men?

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Hippopotamus

This word actually means ‘river horse’ and, although clumsy and ungainly on land, these animals are extremely agile in the water. They can even run along the bed of a river.

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The Barbary mouse of North Africa has stripes similar to those of a tiger.

It was fashionable in the eighteen century to wear false eyebrows made of mouse fur.

The valuable fur known as nutria comes from the giant coypu rat, a native of South America.

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Giraffe

Many years ago giraffes were considered gifts of peaces and friendship. Arabs made present of them to rulers in the Far East.

Did you know that a giraffes is truly a ‘dumb’ animal unable to make any vocal sound?

In spite of its extra-long neck, a giraffe has only the same number of bones in its neck as a man or a mouse – seven!

Although he has few enemies, the giraffe can kill a lion with the power of his long legs and heavy hooves.

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18 Comments
  1. Posted August 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Fascinating.

  2. Posted August 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    really cool animal facts and trivia. great pictures too.

  3. Posted August 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

    very interesting facts you are sharing here, Mr Ghaz.
    The pictures are also awesome.
    Well done.

  4. Posted August 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for the fascinating facts.. I enjoyed them.

  5. Posted August 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Interesting facts. Great write as usual. Keep them coming! liked it. :-)

  6. Posted August 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Very interesting Mr G. :)

  7. Posted August 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Always interesting Ghaz!

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Joie Schmidt.

  8. Posted August 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Very interesting facts and amazing oictures. The elephants are especially beautiful.

  9. Posted August 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    opps sorry about the typo. should said amazing pictures. Sometimes I think I need to slow down so I don\’t make these errors.

  10. Posted August 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Awesome pics & fascinating facts.

  11. Posted August 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Love the pics and fascinating facts. Thanks!

  12. Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Excellent compilation. Really fascinating.

  13. Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:22 am

    interesting article, thanks for sharing.

  14. Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Wonderful collection.Your posts are good for my eyes too.

  15. Posted August 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I know it’s been awhile since I was on Triond but Mr. Ghaz your still writing on topics that keep a person coming back to read more. I really enjoyed learning about these animals and the pictures were great. I loved it! Keep up the wonderful work.

  16. Posted August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

    It’s awesome to learn new things everyday.

  17. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Amazing facts my friend.

  18. Posted February 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

    lots of new facts to keep me interested eg the giraffe neck bones!!

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