25 Random Weird Animal Facts You Never Knew

Want to know random, weird and interesting facts about animals? Like what animal has the best punch? Can a grizzly bear crush a bowling ball? Can kangaroos fart? Read these super weird animal facts for answers to all of these questions and more.

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5 Weird animal facts to start


Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

A snail can sleep for up to three years.

Sloths cannot shiver.

Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

A grizzly bears bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball.

Baby Elephant Sri Lanka


Weird facts about Birds


The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. 

The closest living relatives to the Tyrannosaurus Rex are chickens.

Turkey’s can reproduce without having sex.

Emus can’t walk backwards.

Nearly 3% of ice in Antarctica glaciers is penguin urine.

Kingfisher close up Sri Lanka


Weird facts about sea animals


The heart of a blue whale is so huge that a human child could easily swim through its arteries.

There is a parasitic crustacean that replaces the tongue of it’s fish host, and eats all of its food. Cymothoa Exigua.

The Mantis Shrimp has the world’s fastest punch.

Octopuses can taste with their arms.

99% of dolphins are right-handed (or right-finned?).




Weird but true facts about animals you thought you knew


Earthworms have five hearts.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Cows have best friends.

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.


cows in lauterbrunnen Switzerland


Weird Australian animal facts


Kangaroo’s can’t fart.

The fingerprints of a koala bear are indistinguishable from the fingerprints of a human, even when studied under an electron microscope.

Wombats have cubed shaped poo (one of the many weird animal poop facts!).

Brown Bear Graffiti Chernobyl
Animals have returned to Chernobyl after it was abandoned by humans.


The best dog facts


Three dogs survived the Titanic sinking (one was a Pomeranian puppy disguised as a baby)!

A Greyhound would beat a Cheetah in a long distance race (maybe proving once and for all that dogs are better than cats). 

The Ewoks in Star Wars were based on George Lucas’s dog (source LA Times).

Rescue Dog in Holbox


Mind blown. 25 weird and interesting animal facts. I hope you enjoyed these totally random facts about animals, if you did please feel free to share this post. If you really know your animal facts check out this quiz of 100 Animal Questions and Answers. Have any really weird facts about animals of your own? Leave a comment below. 



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