ANIMAL FACTS

Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.
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Ruminant

The ruminant is a grazing animal that chews a cud and has split hooves. Ruminants include domestic cattle, bison, buffaloes, camels and llamas, giraffes, deer, pronghorns, antelopes, sheep, and goats.

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    10 Completely Wrong Sayings About Animals

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  • 10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

    10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

    You might know that a cheetah can run 70 mph, but did you know that hens can change sex or that leeches have three sets of jaws? Here are 10 really strange animal facts. See more »

  • 10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

    10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

    The dinos hog all the Cretaceous headlines. Do you have any idea what else scurried, hopped and otherwise cruised around Earth before the K-T mass extinction? See more »

  • 10 Insects We Love to Study

    10 Insects We Love to Study

    They're found in stupendous numbers, they don't take up much lab space and they have an awful lot to teach us about the world and its residents. Meet 10 of the insects we just can't stop studying. See more »

  • 10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

    10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

    The natural world boasts an incredible diversity of animals, some of which are so colorful and bizarre that they seem made-up. Meet 10 very creative creatures. See more »

  • 10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology

    10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology

    Marine biologists have discovered a lot about the ocean's residents while you were busy dozing on the beach. We've dug up 10 of their coolest discoveries. See more »

  • 10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

    10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

    Flying and being invisible are NOT the only superpowers. What if you could freeze yourself and then reanimate? What if you could survive space without any help from NASA like tardigrades can? Time to introduce a few new superpowers into your arsenal. See more »

  • 10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

    10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

    One animal procrastinates. Another is famous for making out. Yet another might remember faces better than you do. Our nonhuman cohorts are capable of much more than instinct and action. Here are 10 captivating examples. See more »

  • 10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

    10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

    One bird parent flies for miles, dunks itself in water and returns the nest to let babies actually suck the water from its feathers. Another turns a blind eye to sibling shenanigans that can turn deadly. Can you name these animal parents? See more »

  • 10 Venomous Creatures in Your Backyard

    10 Venomous Creatures in Your Backyard

    You don't have to live in some exotic, tropical environment to find a venomous critter. They live all over the world, and some may be closer than you think. See more »

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