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Here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about animals: 1. Sloth is the slowest animal. Sloths are three-toed mammals that move at an average speed of 4m (10ft) per minute. 10 interesting facts you didn't know about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 2. Ostriches run faster than horses. While the Ostrich runs at about 70KM/h, the horse gallops at an average of 40-48 kilometres per hour. 10 interesting facts you didn't know about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 3. Bat is the only mammal animal that has the ability to fly. Other mammals are either terrestrial (man) or aquatic (whale), and they don’t have the ability to fly. 10 interesting facts you didn't know about animals - www.connectnigeria.com    4. Elephants and whales also undergo menopause like humans. The fertility rate of an Elephant declines at 45-50 years of age. 5. Ants do not sleep and they are without lungs. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 6. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 7. Oysters change to the gender that suits them when they mate. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 8. A herd of unicorns is called ‘a blessing’. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 9. Flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com 10. A blind chameleon will still take on the color of its environment. 10 interesting facts about animals - www.connectnigeria.com

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This article was first published on 28th June 2017

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Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]gmail.com.


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3 thoughts on “10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals”


  • The one that shock get my attention is the unicorn… I use to think unicorns are myth… Are they real?


  • Well… Some has said is a myth, but it’s existence surfaced mostly in fairy tales


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