33 Kinda Terrifying Animal Facts You Probably Never Knew
Nature is way scarier than you thought.
You probably think you know which creatures in the animal kingdom to steer clear of, but as it turns out, even the cute and cuddly animals are harboring some freaky secrets. From poisonous venom to 12,000 eyes, these creatures have some surprises for you…
To be totally honest, we should all just stay indoors forever.
1. For every human on earth, there are 200 million insects.
2. Crocodiles have the ability to climb trees.
3. Ostriches can run faster than horses.
4. Male ostriches roar like lions.
5. In green areas, there is an average of 500,000 spiders per acre.
6. A python can swallow a rabbit whole.
7. If a mouse is starving, it will eat its own tail.
8. Lionesses do 90% of the hunting.
9. Female turtles hiss.
10. In Africa, hippopotamuses are responsible for more deaths than rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards and buffalo put together.
11. In Iran, there are giant rats that weigh up to 11 pounds.
12. While swooping at their prey, golden eagles have been timed at travelling 150 m/ph.
13. Meerkat colonies have their own dictators, and female meerkats don’t get to choose their own mates. They’re even punished for getting pregnant without permission!
14. Wolves can consume up to 20 pounds of meat. In one sitting.
15. The largest giant squid to date weighed 8,000 pounds.
16. Some snakes are able to glide in the air for up to 330 feet.
17. A Monarch butterfly has 12,000 eyes.
18. Tarantulas liquidize the organs of their prey and then drink them.
19. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.
20. A bee is more likely to kill you than a shark is.
21. The aortas in blue whales are so large that a human could crawl through them.
22. Sand tiger sharks eat their siblings before they’re born.
23. The teeth of a beaver will never stop growing naturally.
24. Great white sharks can pick up the scent of blood from up to three miles away.
25. Horned lizards defend themselves by squirting blood from their eyes.
26. The eye of a squid can expand to the size of a basketball.
27. Each year, around 100 people die from being stepped on by cows.
28. There is enough venom in one king cobra bite to kill 20 people.
29. Ants never sleep.
30. Snow leopards can jump 50 feet at a time.
31. Snakes are carnivores.
32. There is enough venom in a golden poison dart frog to kill 10 adults.
33. Vampire bats are a thing. And yes, they drink blood.
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