Did you know that “White-tailed” refers to the white underside of the deer’s tail, which is displayed and wagged when it senses danger. That is also where the expression ‘high tail’ as in ‘run...
Category - Animal Facts
Specific facts about animals and animal behavior
The Red Tailed Hawk is sacred among Native American community. It is believed to be connected to the spirit world.
The Bottlenose Dolphin sleeps with one eye open and the other closed. They need to be awake to breathe, only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep while the other half remains awake.
Seals are thought to have evolved from land animals like the bear or otter.
Pandas have lived on Earth for two to three million years.
Ostriches are the biggest bird in the world. They can grow up to 9 feet tall and weigh up to 320 lbs.
Zebras can run up to 40 miles per hour. Baby Zebras can run an hour after they are born!
Like a human’s fingerprints, no two Giraffes have the same exact spotted pattern.
Lions are designed for desert living as they can go 4-5 days without drinking, but that is supported by the moisture they eat. They are the laziest of the large cats, sleeping for 16-20 hours a day!
The Bald Eagle is not actually bald! The term is thought to be from the Old English word “balde” meaning white.