Animal World

1. What colour is hippo milk?

The colour of Hippo’s milk is bright pink. The reason why it is pink is that hippo secretes two kinds of unique acids called “Hipposudoric acid” and “Norhipposudoric acid”. The two acids got their names from the word Hippopotamus.

2. What animal has the shortest gestation period?

Gestation is the period of development during the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside viviparous animals. The shortest known gestation is that of the Virginian opossum, about 12 days, and the longest that of the Indian & African Elephant, about 22 months.

3. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards and forwards?

Hummingbirds are incredible flyers, with the ruby-throated hummingbird beating its wings 80 times every second. These tiny birds can fly forwards, hover, and are the only known birds to fly backwards as well.

4. Which is the only snake that builds a nest?

The King Cobra is the only snake in the world that builds a nest. The female snake, about 13 feet long, builds a nest to lay its eggs.

5. Why do house lizards hate egg shells?

If you place cracked eggshells around the house, in corners, and in windows, the occurrence of lizards should decrease noticeably. Lizards associate the broken shells with larger predators such as birds and larger reptiles. Peacock feathers also work on the same principle as the egg shell idea.

6. Why do animals have tails?

Many animals, such as felines, mammals and insects have tails. The tail has many functions. In Africa, animals have evolved into growing tails to brush away flies. It is also used for balance, by animals such as cats and kangaroos.

Although, the Arctic Fox uses its tail for warmth, and the fish uses it to move through the water. It is very peculiar that animals have gotten to use tails in ways you would never have predicted. Some fish also use it to inject venom into their prey, thus bringing the conclusion that tails have evolved to defend, attack and even warm the animal itself.

7. Male mosquito feeds on?

Only female mosquitoes bite. Both male and female feed mainly on fruit and plant nectar, but the female also needs the protein in blood to help her eggs develop. Once she’s had her fill with blood, she’ll rest for a couple of days before laying her eggs.

8. Does Worker Ants have two stomach?

Worker ants, responsible for the feeding of the colony, have two stomachs. The first is for its own food, and the other is where it stores food that it will regurgitate to feed its fellow ants.

9. Why ants follow each other?

It turns out that when ants find food, they secrete an invisible chemical called “trail pheromone” as they return to the next. This trail leads directly from the nest to the food source. Other worker ants then follow the trail right to the food. Each worker then reinforces the trail on the way back.

10. How do lizards and snakes smell?

Lizards and snakes smell by licking the air with their tongues. The tongue picks up scents in the form of airborne molecules that the animal then draws back into its mouth.  Thanks to this unique organ, both lizards and snakes have a sharp sense of smell, which they use to track prey and find potential mates.

11. Is there any animal purposely have sex?

Dolphins like humans have a date with their mates to have sex and the responsibility is on the male dolphins. The Male dolphins have been known to separate female dolphins from their families and deny them food until they agree to mate.

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