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Snails only go at two speeds - 0 and .004 miles per hour, which is about 230 ft. per hour (70 meters per hour).

Snails only go at two speeds - 0 and .004 miles per hour, which is about 230 ft. per hour (70 meters per hour). (View larger version)

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  • Bison can be 5 to 6.5 feet (1.5 to 2 meters) tall at the shoulder, and can weigh up to a ton (900 kilograms).

  • Buffalo are ruminants, which means they have a four-compartment stomach, They chew up their food, swallow it, then they burp it back up, and chew it again.

  • Black throated monitor lizards can grow to be over 50 pounds (20kg) and more than 5 feet (1.5m) in length.

  • Reindeer antlers are used to ward off predators, and also when they’re in mating season, for fighting to determine who’s the champion bull.

  • Great Danes grow incredibly fast. In their first year, they grow as much as a child grows in 14 years.

  • Wendy, the whippet, is a rare case of bully whippet syndrome. That’s a double muscling, so she has double the muscle mass that most dogs have.

  • Snails only go at two speeds - 0 and .004 miles per hour, which is about 230 ft. per hour (70 meters per hour).