By Angelica Aaron and Sage
All animals are interesting along with the things they do. There are more than a million animal species. There are 10,000 species of reptiles, 35,000 kinds of spiders, and 3 types of lice. For each person there is about 200 million insects. The 5,416 kinds of mammals represent a mere 0.3% of animals and the 10,000 species kinds of birds only 0.7%. Haven’t you ever just wanted to know facts about some of the coolest animals? Well here you go.
Did you know an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain; guess they’re not the brightest crayon in the box. Cats have over a hundred vocal cords, humans only have 2. Insane! Frogs can only swallow with their eye’s open. Makes sense, right? Dragonflies have 6 legs, but can't walk. Same deal with the hummingbird, except it only has two legs. But what’s the point of having legs then?
Isn’t it strange that a moth has no stomach? It’s quite mind blowing. An ant can lift about 50x more than their own body weight; we have ourselves some strong ants! A lion can’t typically roar until the age of 2. Only pregnant female polar bears hibernate. I mean, who would have known? Last but not least, did you know that a blue whale weighs as much as 40 rhinos and its heart alone is a size of a small car? Freaking crazy!
Here in our little community of Musselshell, there’s a crazy large amount of mule deer roam the area. If you didn’t know about the mule deer, they grow new antlers every year. The animal has very large ears, which is probably why they can hear so good. A typical mule deer can run up to 45mph. The life span of the deer is usually 10 years. A few years back the deer in Musselshell County population decreased due to bluetongue disease and all around Montana.
Thank you for reading and we hope you learned a few new facts about animals.