The average minimal speed of birds in order to remain aloft in flight is reported to be about 16½ feet per second, or about 11 miles per hour.
(image via: http://www.exposureguide.com/photographing-birds.htm)
The kinkajou’s tail is twice as long as its body. Every night, it wraps itself up in its tail and uses it as a pillow.
(image via: http://www.baddog.com/blog/2006/02/patti-bobby-and-mimi-went-to-belize.html)
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
(image via: http://www.chacha.com/gallery/3674/crazy-historical-contraceptive-methods
The East Alligator River in Australia’s Northern Territory, was misnamed. It contains crocodiles not alligators.
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The woolly mammoth, extinct since the Ice Age, had tusks almost 16 feet high.
(image via: http://www.americanmonsters.com/site/2011/01/woolly-mammoth-to-be-reborn-in-2015/)
Sharks never stop moving, even when they sleep or rest.
The Alaskan blackfish is found in Arctic region. When the cold Arctic winter comes, the waters the blackfish calls home freeze. And so does the blackfish! It’s not dead, but only in a state of suspended animation. Months later when spring arrives, and ice melts, the blackfish comes back to “life” and goes off swimming on its merry way as if nothing ever happened.
The snapping turtle eats carrion and is used by police to find dead bodies in lakes, ponds and swamps.