Bizarre Animal Facts That Will Amaze You

We like to talk about animals a lot here, and that’s largely because animals are kind of interesting.  There are lots of animal facts out there but here are some that we thought were just simply incredible!

Strange Eating Habits
koala animal

We know when you think about strange eating habits, you’re more likely to think about Aunt Mabel who, for some reason, will only eat chia seed pudding on the first night of the lunar cycle, or your younger sibling who has decided that french fries are the only acceptable way to eat potatoes.  Turns out that the human animal is not alone in this weirdness.  For instance, did you know an anteater can eat up to 35,000 ants in a day?

"They're like half a calorie a piece, get off my back!"

“They’re like half a calorie a piece, get off my back!”

If that’s not impressive enough, did you know that an adult giant panda eats over 28 pounds of bamboo a day, just to meet its dietary requirements?

"Yeah, but I had to switch to gluten-free."

“Yeah, but I had to switch to gluten-free.”

Still not impressed?  It turns out that a wolf can eat a full 20 pounds of meat in a single sitting, which makes that Man vs. Food guy look like an amateur, doesn’t it?

"Nah, I'm vegan. Care to be lectured for an hour? Great!"

“Nah, I’m vegan. Care to be lectured for an hour? Great!”

But that’s nothing compared to the tiger, which can consume three times as much as a wolf, which for you math gurus out there is 60, at least that’s what our mom told us.

"You read Life of Pi and were surprised by the end?  Cool, that makes two of us."

“You read Life of Pi and were surprised by the end? Cool, that makes two of us, though not for long, because you’re lunch.”

Incredible Speed

turtle animal

You may think that your 1986 Lada with the rusted out floor is a fine piece of Soviet workmanship that could outrun most animals, but it may surprise you to find out that a cheetah can go from zero to 60 in less than three seconds, which is much faster than your commie-mobile.

cheetah animal

“Hey, what’s everything that’s both smaller and slower than me? Fast food! Get it?”

Speaking of speedy predators, the Peregrine Falcon is capable of diving into its prey at up to 200 miles per hour, which is something something kilometers per hour in European.

falcon animal

“It’s 321.869 kph, you rube.”

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