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Animal Fun Facts
By Sumedh Kaushik
Imagine a world without animals. It’d be like eating a sandwich without any filling, wouldn’t it?
Animals are nature’s own superheroes, full of amazing abilities, exciting adventures, and fun facts!
So, let me take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride through the fascinating world of animals. Buckle up!
Ever had a sunburn? Hurts, doesn’t it?
Imagine if you were a big, heavy elephant or a pig and couldn’t pop down to the shop for some sun cream. What would you do?
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Elephants and pigs have a messy but smart trick. They roll around in muddy puddles, creating a layer of mud that acts like our sunscreen!
And there’s one superhero hippo who sweats out an oily substance, a natural sunscreen! Wow, I wish I could do that instead of running from my mum with her sun cream!
Speaking of running, let’s look at some birds that run, or should I say fly, thousands of miles!
The Amur Falcons, small raptors that don’t even need a passport, journey from Siberia to South Africa, stopping in 21 countries!
All that without Google Maps! But that’s not all. While flying, they even catch insects’ mid-air for snacks. Now, that’s what I call a takeaway!
Do you love swimming in both the pool and the sea? Guess who else does? Salmon! Born in freshwater, they live there for a while before swimming out to the sea, and when it’s time to have babies, they return to freshwater.
Most fish can only survive in one or the other. The ability of salmon to transition between these two completely different environments is an incredible biological adaptation. It’s like living in two different worlds and loving it!
Now, for some underwater magic. Water Scorpions can ‘snorkel’ underwater thanks to their long, tail-like siphon.
This is unusual among insects, most of which breathe through tiny tubes in their bodies.
The water scorpion’s siphon allows them to stay submerged for a long time while still breathing air. Imagine if we could do that while swimming!
And, if we’re talking about magic, let’s buzz over to the honeybees. They are architectural geniuses!
Their honeycomb homes are perfect hexagons, fitting snugly together without wasting any space.
Building perfect hexagonal structures is not a simple task, and yet, honeybees do this with precision and consistency, without any formal education or training in architecture or mathematics!
Finally, let’s swing over to the world of gorillas. These strong, serious-looking creatures love a good laugh!
Like Koko, the famous gorilla, who learnt over 1,000 signs and even told jokes! If gorillas can laugh, why can’t we always find reasons to smile?
So, my dear ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we share this beautiful world with some amazing animals, each with their unique abilities, tricks, and talents.
They don’t just survive; they thrive, with grace, power, and sometimes, with a sense of humour.
So next time you see an animal, remember, there could be a fun fact or a cool trick hidden behind those furry faces or feathery wings. Thank you!