May 22, 2013

Elephant Rampage Facts

  • There have been cases of bull sharks being found thousands of miles up the Amazon River.

  • A leopard’s spots are called rosettes.

  • African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet.

  • Gorillas can reach the age of 35 years in the wild, and up to 54 years in captivity.

  • The African wild dog is also known as the African painted dog, because of its distinct markings.

  • A male lion can devour over 40 pounds of meat per meal.

  • Dolphins do not chew their food. They swallow it whole.

  • Vultures have a pouch in their throat called a crop that can store food for eating later.

  • The most widespread baboon species is the olive baboon, or anubis baboon.

  • Impala are the most common antelope in the African bushveld.

  • A giraffe’s tongue is 18-20 inches long.

  • There are 37 different species of mongoose.

  • The black mamba gets its name for the color inside its mouth: black.

  • The Boston terrier was the 23rd most popular dog breed in the United States in 2012, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).

  • Tiger sharks get their name from the stripes across their bodies.

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