Fast Animal Facts

There are some amazing animals in our great world, and their unique traits are often overlooked.  We gathered some fun information on a variety of animals so you can have something to talk about at the dinner table tonight.

  • Cheetahs are the fastest land animal.  They can run up to 70 mph. 
  • Gorillas can live up to 50 years old.
  • For every 1 human in the world, there are 1 million ants.
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a human.
  • Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away.
  • Most bats can eat up to 1,000 insects an hour.
  • Penguins can jump 6 feet out of the water.
  • The average lifespan for a housefly is 14 days.
  • The fastest fish is the Sailfish.  It can reach speeds up to 68 mph.
  • The Great White Shark can grow up to 21 feet long.
  • The only bird that can fly backwards is the Hummingbird.
  • Alligators have the strongest bite out of any animal
  • There are 3 different species of Zebra.
  • Giraffes can grow up to 19 feet tall.

These fun animal facts were gathered from a host of different sites.


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