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Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light.

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Aside from nesting, common swift spend their entire lives in the air, living on insects they catch in flight.

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A snail can sleep for 3 years at a stretch.

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Butterflies can taste with their feet.

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The venomous Portuguese-man-of-war is actually an animal made up of four separate organisms, known as a siphonophore .

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Polar bears have black skin under their white fur.

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Fleas can jump distances 100 times their body length.

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A beaver’s teeth never stop growing. It needs to chew on tree trunks and branches to keep them from getting too long.

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Houseflies hum in the key of F.

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Anteaters can eat up to 35,000 ants a day.

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Once a giant clam picks a spot to live on a reef, it does not move for the rest of its life.

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A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

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Galapagos tortoises sleep for 16 hours a day and can go a year without food or water.

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The 2-inch-long golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 adult men

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Male emperor penguins will stand without eating for up to two months in the Antarctic elements while the female goes to feed.

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An adult elephant’s weight is as much as the weight of blue whale’s tongue.

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The oldest known animal in the world was Ming, the 405-year old clam, discovered in 2007.

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The hummingbird is the only animal that can fly backwards.

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The venomous Portuguese-man-of-war is actually an animal made up of four separate organisms, known as a siphonophorefacts about animals

A flamingo can only eat when it’s head is upside down.