Friday, October 9, 2009

Did You Know?

Lions have a black spot on the back of their ears. This is so that cubs can look at it to follow their mothers.

Elephants don’t have sweat glands so they fan themselves with their big ears.

The rhinoceros’ horn is usually about 20 inches long. The longest horn ever was 53.5 inches long.

The horns of the Ankole’s cattle are a cooling system for their blood.

The warts on a male warthog’s face help protect them during fights.

Scientists use the stripes on a zebra’s behind to identify them. The stripes are like a fingerprint.

Camels can go more than two weeks and walk more than 400 miles without drinking water.

A giraffe’s black tongue is 18 inches long.


Anonymous said...

Hi Abby! Where did you learn all of those cool facts? I love this post. I am going to share it with my middle school students, I think they will love it! I can't wait to see you next post. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Abby,

I lOVE your blog so much! Thank you for teaching me so much new information!!!!

Miss you,

Aunt Martha said...

Hi Abby:

It looks like you just had a field trip to the Denver Zoo!

Those are some very interesting facts about animals. I didn't know any of the facts.

I especially liked the one about the black spot on the back of the lions ears.

Did you take all the pictures of the animals you wrote about?

Keep up the good writing. I really look forward to checking for your posts every day.

Aunt Martha

Kathleen said...

Hi Abby,

Thank you for sharing interesting facts about animals. Love reading all of your post. Keep up the great blogs.

Mrs. Burgess

Abby F. said...


We went to the Denver Zoo and learned the facts from the signs.

@Aunt Martha,

Yes, I took all of the pictures.


Summit said...

Hi Abby,

Those are great facts! Biology was my favorite subject in high school and I almost majored in it in college. I love all the pictures too, especially the ducks. Ducks are so cute. You're a great photographer. You really capture the "rule of thirds" in your pictures that make them so pleasing to the eye.

Thanks for teaching me about so many zoo animals.

Aunt Wendy

Grandma F said...

Hi Abby,

So much I didn't know! I would say that your trip to the zoo was a success - you took great pictures and learned some unusual facts about animals.

You are doing a fantastic job on your blog. Keep it up!

Grandma F

Lani said...

Hi Abby,

This post is terrific!! I learned so much from reading what you wrote; I especially liked the part about the giraffe having an 18 inch tongue.

You are not only an extremely good writer but also an excellent photographer.

You use lots of images and videos in your posts; I wonder do you think sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words?


Abby F. said...


I do think sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.