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A Great Shark's liver is about 25% of its body weight!
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators' increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.

Of the 100-plus annual shark attacks worldwide, fully one-third to one-half are attributable to great whites. However, most of these are not fatal, and new research finds that great whites, who are naturally curious, are "sample biting" then releasing their victims rather than preying on humans. It's not a terribly comforting distinction, but it does indicate that humans are not actually on the great white's menu.

Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet (4.6 meters) in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet (6 meters) and weighing up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) have been recorded. 24 percent of it's entire weight is due to it's enormous liver!
Geckos can adhere to glass!
Geckos are lizards found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 cm to 60 cm. Most geckos cannot blink; therefore, they tend to lick their eyes to keep them humid. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness.

As mentioned before, most of them lack eyelids, and instead have a transparent membrane, which they lick to clean. Nocturnal species have excellent night vision; their eyes are 350 times more sensitive to light than the human eye.

These creatures are very interesting. One other interesting feature of geckos is that the hair on a gecko’s foot are so tiny that it can form inter-molecular forces of attraction with most surfaces and thus making the gecko adhere even on glass without the use of liquids or surface tension!

Geckos are in fact amazing! Especially when they are not trying to sell you insurance.
A Great White Shark is the size of a Megalodon's private parts!
The great white shark can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. He is mainly known for it's size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6.1 m (20ft) in length, and 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) in weight.

On the other hand, Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic era. Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a maximum length of 14-18 meters (46 – 59 ft.); It is also regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predator in vertebrate history.

Scientists suggest that the megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark; however, comparing it's size, the megalodon was bigger! In fact the great white shark’s size is the same as a megalodon’s penis (clasper).

Good thing we don’t see giant sharks like those anymore swimming around the beach.
There is a spider that cartwheels away when it's in danger!
The Wheel spider is a huntsman spider native to the Namib Desert of Southern Africa.The spider escapes it's parasitic hunters (pompilid wasps) by flipping onto it's side and cartwheeling down sand dunes at speeds of up to 44 turns per second.

These little guys are 30 mm in size. They tend to be nocturnal, and a free-ranging hunter. Its bite is mildly venomous, however is not known to be harmful to humans. Also, as another interesting fact; this spider does not produce a web! This is often other spiders’ main defense mechanism against other animals.

Its principal line of defense is to bury itself in a silk-lined burrow in which the spider can shift up to 80,000 times it's body weight, of sand.Make sure you check the youtube video at the source.
AGES OF ANIMALS
Elephants 100 years of age and upward
Rhinoceros 20
Camels 100
Lions 25 to 70
Tigers, Leopard, Jaguars and Hyenas (in confinement) about 25 years of age
Beaver 50
Deer 20
Wolves 20
Foxes 14 to 16
Llamas 15
Chamois 25
Monkeys and Baboons 16 to 18 years of age
Hare 8,
Squirrel 7
Rabbits 7
Pigs  25
Stag - under 50
Horses 30
Sheep under 10
Cattle 20
Ox 30
Swans
Parrots and Ravens 200
Eagle 100
Geese 80, Hens and Pigeons 10 to 16, Hawks 36 to 40, Cranes 24, Blackbird 10 to 12, Peacock 20, Pelican 40 to 50, Thrush 8 to 10, Wren 2 to 3, Nightingale 15, Blackcap 15, Linnet 14 to 23, Goldfinch 20 to 24, Redbreast 10 to 12, Skylark 10 to 30, Titlark 5 to 6, Chaffinch 20 to 24, Starling 10 to 12
Fish
Carp 70 to 150, Pike 30 to 40, Salmon 16, Codfish 14 to 17, Eel 10
Crocodiles 100
Tortoise 100 to 200
Queen Bees live 4 years of age, Drones 4 months, Working Bees 6 months.
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Facts about Rhinoceros
Unusual and interesting information and trivia about animals from our collection of interesting facts about Rhinoceros. Perfect for fast homework help that is suitable for kids, children and adults.
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Rhinoceros, trivia and information, including some useful statistics about animals will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about Rhinoceros are as follows:

    Fact 1 - Definition: A rhinoceros is a large and powerful animal of southeast Asia and Africa which
    usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout
    Fact 2 - The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinos (Rhinoceros Indicus and R. Sondaicus) have incisor and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick skin forms shield like folds
    Fact 3 - The two Malay, or East Indian, two-horned rhinos belong to Ceratohinus, in which incisor and
    canine teeth are present
    Fact 4 - The two African rhinos belong to {Atelodus}, and have two horns, but lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and canine teeth.
    Fact 5 - The word "rhinoceros" is of Greek origin from the word "rhino" meaning "nose" and the word "ceros" meaning "horn."
    Fact 6 - All of the species of rhinoceros reach one tonne or more in weight
    Fact 7 - The African rhinos and the Sumatran Rhinoceros have two horns, whilst the Indian and Javan Rhinoceros have a single horn
    Fact 8 - Rhinos have acute hearing and sense of smell, but poor eyesight
    Fact 9 - Rhinoceros habitat: the African savannas and the tropical forests of Asia
    Fact 10 - Dung deposited by rhinos marks their territory
    Fact 11 - Endangered Species:
    The Javan rhinoceros and the Sumatran rhinoceros are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'critically endangered'
        Critically Endangered - CR (Status: Threatened) - Face an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future
    The Indian rhinoceros is listed as 'endangered'
        Endangered Species - EN (Status: Threatened) -  In the immediate probability of becoming extinct and require protection to exist.
    Fact 12 - Very few rhinos now survive outside national parks and reserves
    Fact 13 - Egrets and other types of birds can be found with rhinos, feeding on external parasites
    Fact 14 - Rhinoceros lifespan: 35 - 40 years
    Fact 15 - The White rhinoceros has a square mouth, as opposed to the black rhinoceros’s hooked lipped mouth
    Fact 16 - White rhinoceros stats and facts
        Weight: 2,150kg (4,730lbs.)
        Shoulder Height: 1.70m (5.6ft)
        Speed: 45kph (28mph)
        Record Length of front horn: 158cm (63in)
        Record Length of rear horn: 56cm (23in)
    Fact 17 - Black rhinoceros stats and facts
        Weight: 2,150kg (4,730lbs.)
        Shoulder Height: 1.60m (5.3ft)
        Speed: 45kph (28mph)
        Record Length of front horn: 135cm (54in)
        Record Length of rear horn: 46cm (18in)
    Fact 18 - All rhinos have three toes on each foot - they are "three-toed ungulates"
    Fact 19 - The horn of the rhinoceros is made of keratin (like fingernails and hair)
    Fact 20 - Rhinos are intelligent and can be trained
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Camels, trivia and information, including some useful statistics about animals will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about Camels are as follows:

    Fact 1 - Definition: A large ruminant (cud-chewing mammal) used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding.
    Fact 2 - There are two types of camels: the one-humped camel (the Arabian Camel or Dromedary Camel) and the two-humped camel (the Bactrian Camel).
        Difference between the Bactrian and Dromedary camels: Bactrian camels are much more mild-mannered than the hot-tempered dromedary camels
        Difference between the Bactrian and Dromedary camels: The Bactrian camel loses its coat in the spring and grows a thick coat of hair each winter whereas the Dromedary Camel has a uniform length of hair year round
        Difference between the Bactrian and Dromedary camels: The two-humped Bactrian camel is native to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia whereas the Dromedary camels are native to to Africa and the Middle East
    Fact 3 - The hump on the camel’s back is a lump of fat
    Fact 4 - Camels have 34 teeth
    Fact 5 - Male camels are known as bulls and females are known as cows. A baby camel is called a calf
    Fact 6 - The terms "bull", "cow" and "calf" are also used to denote the gender or age of other large animals including Whales, Hippopotamus, Cattle, Elk and Elephants
    animals including Whales, Hippopotamus, Cattle, Elk and Elephants
    Fact 7 - The camel can go without food and water for 3 to 4 days
    Fact 8 - Camel stats and facts
        Weight: 500 to 600 kg
        Height: 6 - 7 feet
        The hump: Rises about 30 inches (76.20 cm) out of its body
        Habitat: Dry deserts and arid plains of Asia and Africa
        Lifespan: 50 years
        Speed: Up to 65 km/h (40 mph)
        Diet: Camels are herbivores eating mainly dried leaves, seeds and desert plants
        Camels can drink about 200 litres of water in a day
    Fact 9 - The hoofs of camels are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous
    Fact 10 - Camels are ruminants, meaning that they have a digestive system that allows use of otherwise indigestible foods by regurgitating and re-chewing them as "cud"
    Fact 11 - The cud is then re-swallowed and further digested by specialised microorganisms
    Fact 12 - The thick coats of camels reflect sunlight and serve as insulation from the heat of the sand
    Fact 13 - Baby camels are born without a hump
    Fact 14 - Camels can close their nostrils to prevent sand from entering inside their nose
    Fact 15 - Camels have the ability to endure wide changes in their body temperature as well as water content
    Fact 16 - Endangered Species: The small wild population of Bactrian camels (as opposed to the domesticated variety) are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'critically endangered' due to capture and habitat loss
        Critically Endangered - CR (Status: Threatened) - Face an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future
    Fact 17 - Dromedary Camels are not an endangered species.

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