whale babies weigh up to 7 tonnes at birth.
A female cod can lay up to 9 million
Snakes can see through their eyelids.
Elephants spend 23 hours a day eating.
Vultures sometimes eat so much they
can't take off again.
The Amazon 'Jesus Christ lizard' can
run across water.
The biggest Antartic inland animal
is a wingless fly measuring about 60
Fleas can jump up to 30 cm, twenty
times their own body length.
Bluebottle flies can smell meat from
distances 7 km away.
Many birds migrate, but the Arctic
tern travels furthest. It flies from
the Arctic to the Antarctic, and back
again, a trip of 32,000 kilometers.
Some animals can regrow parts of their
bodies if damaged. Starfish can grow
new 'arms.' Slow-worms can regrow broken-off
tails. Lizards can grow new tails.
One golden poison-dart frog could kill
up to 1500 people with its poison.
The giant squid has the largest eyes
of any animal. They can be 39 cm across,
which is 16 times wider than a human
The peregrine falcon can spot its prey
from more than 8 km away.
The sleepiest mammals are armadillos,
sloths and opossums. They spend 80 per
cent of their lives sleeping or dozing.
A mayfly only lives one day, but a
tortoise can expect to live 100 years.
Stegosaurus was one of the most famous
of the dinosaurs and was an impressive
9 metres long. But its brain was the
size of a walnut.