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15 Animal Facts Your Children Will Love

15 Animal Facts Your Children Will Love

Looking at the world through the eyes of children makes it so much more fascinating and awe-inspiring – just one of the many reasons why they’re a joy to have around.

Here are 15 facts about animals that your children, and the child in you, will enjoy.

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1. Cats have three eyelids: an upper and lower lid just like us, plus a third lid that looks like clear plastic. It helps block out dust and keep their eyes from getting dry.

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2. Snails have hundreds of thousands of teeth that they drag along the ground as they search for food.

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3. Giraffes can go for days without drinking water.

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4. Sea otters live their whole life in freezing cold water. But they don’t mind: They have two layers of fur to keep them warm.

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5. All cats are not equal: Lions and tigers can’t purr, but cougars can.

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6. Ostrich eggs are the biggest eggs in the world.

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7. Grasshoppers’ blood is green.

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8. A hippopotamus lives both under water and on land. Baby hippos are born under water.

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9. Baby camels don’t have humps until later when they start eating food.

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10. Skunks use a stinky spray to scare off enemies.

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11. A chameleon’s tongue can be longer than its body.

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12. Cats cover up their poop with dirt or kitty litter by instinct. No one has to ask them to do it.

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13. Snakes smell with their tongue.

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14. Dogs sweat through their feet.

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15. Whales are mammals, so baby whales drink milk from their mother’s nipples, just like baby humans. The difference is that they do it under water.

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Joy Ehonwa

Joy Ehonwa is an editor and a writer who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a proofreading, editing, transcription and ghostwriting service. Email: pinpointcreatives [at] yahoo.com

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