Unbelievable facts about unique animals that you would love to share

Stef Zisovska

Animals are beautiful people, as the title of the 1980’s movie says and many of us agree on this one. There are so many unique, specific, and wonderful animals on planet Earth that we can not ignore because of their behavior, looks, way of hunting, or the body structure. All animals on our planet have something special that makes them different from all the others. Here are some of the best, unbelievable, and downright funny facts about animals that you will love to share with your crew. Let’s get started!

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head

Most shrimp such as Lysmata amboinensis live in fairly shallow waters and use their “walking legs” to perch on the sea bottom – Author: Хомелка – CC BY-SA 3.0
Most shrimp such as Lysmata amboinensis live in fairly shallow waters and use their “walking legs” to perch on the sea bottom – Author: Хомелка – CC BY-SA 3.0

That’s right, our favorite seafood’s heart is located in its head. If you look closely at the shrimp anatomy, then you’ll see that its heart is located on its thorax just after the head, but both the head and the thorax are covered with a single exoskeleton only. Because of this phenomena, it’s thought these little fellows have it all wrong.

A snail can sleep for three years

Every time you feel guilty after sleeping for twelve hours, think about a snail. Hibernation is a common thing for many animal species, but not all of them practice it for years. Well, some desert snails do. They bury themselves underground and close their shells off with their own slime. They actually do this procedure a few years before they die, so basically they spend the last few years of their lives just sleeping.

Slugs have four noses

Unique animals
Unique animals

Slugs have two pairs of tentacles that many people refer to as four noses. The upper pair has black dots on each end and it serves to distinguish lightness from the darkness. The second pair of tentacles is found on the lower part of the head, and they use it more as a nose and to pick up chemical smells.

The elephant is the only animal that can’t jump

Isn’t it sad? The flying Dumbo can’t even jump! Actually there hippos and rhinos can’t jump either, but they can have the four feet in the air at the same time when they’re running, while the elephant is so heavy that it needs to touch the ground always.

Rhino’s horn is made of hair


The horns are made of keratin which is the same type of protein that makes the hair and the fingernails. The African and the Sumatran rhinos have two horns, while the Indian and the Java rhino have one horn.

Giraffes have no vocal chords

Giraffes do have a voice box, but perhaps they couldn’t produce sufficient airflow through their 13-foot long trachea to vibrate their vocal folds and make noises.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

Ostrich has the biggest eyes in the whole animal kingdom. Its eyes are so big that they are bigger than their brain.

A grizzly bear bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball

Unique animals
Unique animals

Can you imagine what can a grizzly bear do to a human? Better don’t!

Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine

There is a Japanese proverb that says  “If the penguin always pees on the ice under its feet, does its pee not make the ice itself? Does it not become an eternal part of the penguin’s soul, if it is an eternal part of the penguin’s home?”

You can see that our world is full of unique animals that hide all kinds of unbelievable truths. Respect nature, be kind to the animals, or just leave them alone. They are doing perfectly fine without our intrusion. Stay safe and good luck!

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stef-zisovska is one of the authors writing for Outdoor Revival