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    Fast Facts

  • Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.
  • A rodent’s teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark, leaves and other vegetable matter.
  • The ring-tailed lemur, a primate found only on the island of Madagascar, meows like a cat.
  • Genuine ivory does not come only from elephants. It can come from the tusks of a boar or a walrus.
  • The average porcupine has more than 30,000 quills. Porcupines are excellent swimmers because their quills are hollow and serve as pontoons to keep them afloat.
  • Deer have no gall bladders.
  • The crocodile is surprisingly fast on land. If pursued by a crocodile, a person should run in a zigzag motion, for the crocodile has little or no ability to make sudden changes of direction.
  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
  • When a hippopotamus exerts itself, gets angry or stays out of the water for too long, it exudes red sweat-like mucus through its skin.
  • The sea lion is susceptible to sunburn, and if put on board a ship, it will get as seasick as man.
  • Sheep will not drink from running water.
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