The Animal Kingdom. An outrageous kingdom full of residents that are capable of doing extraordinary things. We love to watch them, study them, and to a certain degree be around them (though some can eat us, sooooo we have to be careful when being around them). Some people find the animal kingdom to be innocent and authentic compared to human societies while others find it brutally violent and instinctive (both are awesome). There are so many fascinating facts about the animal kingdom that it may seem like you can never stop learning new details about it, and why would you want to? In fact, what you are about to witness might just sway you to study the animal kingdom even more or at least sit back and enjoy some facts that you will find hard to believe. For example, did you know that Oysters can change sex? Or how about the fact that one little frog can easily kill ten grown man. So if you’re ready to read on about the insanity that is the Animal kingdom, then let us present you with these 25 Animal Kingdom facts that you might find hard to believe.
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The arctic tern travels at least 36,000 km/18,641 miles each year, flying from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. That makes it the farthest migrating animal in the world.
Cuttlefish change color almost instantaneously to mimic their surroundings. They do this while being completely color-blind!
Source: nationalgeographic.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by NeilsPhotography
The legendary “rattle” in the rattle snake is made up of hollow segments which are interlocked by keratin. A rattlesnake can contract the muscles in its tail to make the segments vibrate against one another, thus making the sound.
Polar bears are famous for their beautiful white fur. But what few people realize is that this animal actually has black skin under its fur. Furthermore its fur is not even white, rather it's pigment-free and transparent. Each hair strand has a hollow core which scatters and reflects visible light giving the Polar bear its white appearance.
Source: nationalgeographic.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by tableatny
Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life. Surprisingly, the male seahorse is the only male animal on Earth that bears the unborn young.
Source: nationalgeographic.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by Michael Bentley
Most know that cheetahs are the fastest land animals on Earth but not many are aware of how impressive their speed actually is. During its prime a cheetah can go from zero to sixty in three seconds. Yep, that’s even faster than many super cars.
Source: nationalgeographic.com, Image: flickr.com, Photo by flickrfavorites
Did you know that an oyster can change gender? It's true. In fact, they can do this multiple times during their lives (though most do it once).
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