WTF Animals Facts

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What is the largest tree-dwelling animal? #Orangutan! Adult male orangutans, reaching a weight of 140 kg or more, spend nearly all their time in the forest canopy where they feed, sleep, breed and raise their young. The females even give birth in a treetop nest.

What is the largest tree-dwelling animal? #Orangutan! Adult male orangutans, reaching a weight of 140 kg or more, spend nearly all their time in the forest canopy where they feed, sleep, breed and raise their young. The females even give birth in a treetop nest.

What for are guinea pigs mainly bred in South America? Food! Guinea Pig is traditional food in the Andes. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.

What for are guinea pigs mainly bred in South America? Food! Guinea Pig is traditional food in the Andes. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.

What animal is that? Goat! The horizontal pupils allow wide panoramic vision. Because goats' irises are usually pale, their pupils are much more noticeable than in animals such as cattle, deer, horses and sheep, whose similarly horizontal pupils blend into a dark iris.

What animal is that? Goat! The horizontal pupils allow wide panoramic vision. Because goats' irises are usually pale, their pupils are much more noticeable than in animals such as cattle, deer, horses and sheep, whose similarly horizontal pupils blend into a dark iris.

What is narwhal horn really made of? It's a canine tooth! Usually, males have a single long tusk, the canine on the left side of the upper jaw that projects through the lip and forms a left-handed helix. The tusk grows throughout life reaching length of 3 m (10 ft). In some rare cases, both canines grow equally long, forming two tusks. In the Middle Ages, narwhal tusks were sold as unicorn horns.

What is narwhal horn really made of? It's a canine tooth! Usually, males have a single long tusk, the canine on the left side of the upper jaw that projects through the lip and forms a left-handed helix. The tusk grows throughout life reaching length of 3 m (10 ft). In some rare cases, both canines grow equally long, forming two tusks. In the Middle Ages, narwhal tusks were sold as unicorn horns.

How many compartments does #cow's stomach have? Four! #Cattle have one stomach with four compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. The rumen is the largest, and it serves as the primary site for microbial fermentation of ingested feed.

How many compartments does #cow's stomach have? Four! #Cattle have one stomach with four compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. The rumen is the largest, and it serves as the primary site for microbial fermentation of ingested feed.

Which adjective describes the bark #beetle? Xylophagous! Xylophagy is a term used in #ecology to describe the habits of an animal whose diet consists of wood. The word derives from Greek xylon "wood" (similarly to xylophone)

Which adjective describes the bark #beetle? Xylophagous! Xylophagy is a term used in #ecology to describe the habits of an animal whose diet consists of wood. The word derives from Greek xylon "wood" (similarly to xylophone)

What horse breed is that? #Shire! Shires have held the world records for both largest overall #horse and tallest horse at various times. The breed was valued during the Middle Ages, but the increasing role of gunpowder brought an end to the use of heavy horses in battle. Oliver Cromwell's cavalry favored lighter, faster mounts and the big horses began to be used for draught work instead.

What horse breed is that? #Shire! Shires have held the world records for both largest overall #horse and tallest horse at various times. The breed was valued during the Middle Ages, but the increasing role of gunpowder brought an end to the use of heavy horses in battle. Oliver Cromwell's cavalry favored lighter, faster mounts and the big horses began to be used for draught work instead.

Which animal order has the most #species? Coleoptera (beetles)! Almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms are #beetles. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently. It is widely accepted that the total number of all beetles species (including the undescribed ones) is higher than one million.

Which animal order has the most #species? Coleoptera (beetles)! Almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms are #beetles. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently. It is widely accepted that the total number of all beetles species (including the undescribed ones) is higher than one million.

Which sea turtles are the deepest divers? #Leatherback! Leatherback turtles are one of the deepest #diving marine animals. Individuals have been recorded diving to depths as great as 1,280 meters (4,200 ft). Such #depths are unreachable for turtles with hard shells, as these would have been crushed by pressure.

Which sea turtles are the deepest divers? #Leatherback! Leatherback turtles are one of the deepest #diving marine animals. Individuals have been recorded diving to depths as great as 1,280 meters (4,200 ft). Such #depths are unreachable for turtles with hard shells, as these would have been crushed by pressure.

Who was driving the famed #zebra #carriage in #London? Walter Rotschild! The 2nd baron of Rotschild was a keen zoologist. He owned the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual: 2,250,000 butterflies, 300,000 bird skins, 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of other animals. He sponsored many explorers and scientists, hence many animals species are today named after him. In his will, he donated the collection to the British Museum.

Who was driving the famed #zebra #carriage in #London? Walter Rotschild! The 2nd baron of Rotschild was a keen zoologist. He owned the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual: 2,250,000 butterflies, 300,000 bird skins, 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of other animals. He sponsored many explorers and scientists, hence many animals species are today named after him. In his will, he donated the collection to the British Museum.

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