1. Hummingbirds beat their wigs 60-80 times per second
They have to feed continuously to maintain a high blood sugar level so they can produce energy to maintain their flight. Their metabolism is 77 times faster than that of a human being.
2. At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces
Males have a double-headed penis while the females have two vaginas. There is a third vagina that forms for birthing joeys at the end of the gestation period.
3. The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside-down
The flamingo has to use its beak in an upside-down fashion. The top beak of the bird functions like the bottom beak for most animals and vice versa.
4. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate
Once they go into heat, female ferrets remain that way until they breed. Prolonged high levels of estrogen in their systems can lead to aplastic anemia, which is severe enough to cause death.
5. The oldest known animal in the world was Ming, the 405-year old clam, discovered in 2007
Researchers from Bangor University counted 405 annual growth rings within the shells of a quahog clam. When it was young, Shakespeare was writing his greatest plays.
6. One species of jellyfish can revert back to its child stage after becoming sexually mature, effectively making it immortal
It is also known as the biologically immortal jellyfish because of its ability. the adult medusa can revert to the polyp stage upon becoming sexually mature, which makes it theoretically immortal.
7. There are 1,000,000 ants for every human in the world
A huge number of ants exist owing to the many species and their size, allowing them to have huge populations without a detrimental effect on the environment. The weight of ants can be summed up as the weight of people that live on earth.