The term “armadillo” in Spanish means “little armored one.”
The badger digs faster than any other animal in the world.
There are about 1,000 different types of bats.
In the wild, bears can live as long as 30 years.
Bobcats are mainly carnivores and survive by hunting and eating rabbits, birds, bats, rodents and deer.
There are basically two types of camels – the one-humped camel (Dromedary Camel) and the two-humped camel (Bactrian Camel).
The cheetah, which can run as fast as 70 miles per hour, is the fastest land mammal on the planet.
The chinchilla is a nocturnal mammal, meaning that it likes to stay up at nighttime and sleep during the daytime.
The most common species of chipmunk found in the United States is the Tamias striatus.
Male deer are usually called bucks or stags.
When a dolphin sleeps, half of its brain stays awake.
A female ferret is called either a jill or a sprite.
Foxes have a very keen sense of hearing.
A fully grown adult male gorilla can stand more than 6 feet tall.
Young hedgehogs are referred to as pups or hoglets.
Other than the elephant and the rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the largest animal on earth.
The weight of an adult horse’s brain is about 22 ounces.
There are four hyena species: the Striped hyena, Brown hyena, Spotted hyena and the Aardwolf.
There are four main species of kangaroo with several subspecies that exist in the world today.
There are an estimated 50,000 leopards living in the world today.
The lion’s diet consists of a variety of animals.
Meerkats often engage in group activities, including wrestling matches and foot races.
Contrary to popular belief, orangutans are great apes, not monkeys.
Male panthers are simply referred to as “panthers.”
Baby pigs are called piglets.
The original platypus specimen is held at the London Museum of Natural History.
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The fur on polar bears is actually translucent.
The most prominent feature of a rabbit is their ears, which generally measure about 4 inches in length.
A raccoon’s tail can be as much as 52% of their total body length.
Although sloths do not have much muscle mass, they can hang from trees with their claws.
There are believed to be about 280 different squirrel species in the world today.
Tigers can weigh as much as 720 pounds and be as long as 6 feet with a 3-foot tail.
The bowhead whale can live to be 200 years old.
Wombats are native to Tasmania and Australia and they are only found in these two places today.