Curiosity has always been imbibed in the kids. Even when they turn into adults, the traits of curiosity are deeply rooted. The right way to handle the curiosity of kids is to feed it. The world has many interesting things that kids tend to ask, one of them being animals. Kids are always excited to see and learn facts about animals.
As a kid, everyone had a fantasy to visit the zoo. Why? Animals.
Reading more facts about animals will help your child to be more knowledgeable. They would know how to admire the beauty of animals when they visit a zoo next time. Let them have the knowledge about animals that will help them to know the world, which is new to them, more closely.
A dog is said to be a man’s best friend’ because the species is very emotional at the core, making them make an unbreakable bond with humans. Dogs are more friendly with children, and there are times where dogs are seen protecting babies. They spend their whole life being loyal to their master, and that’s why they have been domesticated for over 15,000 years.
Dogs tend to live for a span of around 10 to 14 years, depending upon their breed. Their hearing capacity is four times that of human beings. They can also distinguish odours because of their terrific sense of smell because of which police and anti-terrorist squads accompany them. Humans so love them that around 400 million dogs are living around the globe.
After dogs, cats are the most domesticated pets we can see. They became domesticated around 4,000 years ago in Egypt. And if someone thinks of it in a funny way, then cats might have started domesticating themselves to get sound sleep since they sleep 13 to 14 hours a day to conserve their energy.
Cats live till the age of 12 to 15 years. Cats are physically active, as they can jump seven times their height. Cats are also known to be flexible, helping them hunt small animals like rats and other insects. Young cats are called ‘kittens’, groups of cats are called a ‘clowder’, female cats are called ‘molly’, and male cats are called ‘tom’. This makes us wonder if the cartoon character ‘Tom, the cat’ was named after this?
One of the most loved species of wild bears is that of Pandas, also referred to as ‘Giant pandas’. Pandas are black and white and have black patches around their eyes. They are mostly found in the thick forests in the high mountains of China. Pandas are omnivores, but most of their diet consists of bamboo and little animals and fishes.
There is no close number to mark the age of pandas in the wild, but they live for around 30 years in bondage. Pandas grow between the height of 1.2 metres to 1.5 metres and weigh between 75 kilograms to 135 kilograms. The scientific name given to pandas is ‘Ailuropoda Melanoleuca’, which in common English translates to ‘Black and White Cat-foot’.
Humans are said to be evolved through the species of apes, as stated by Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. There are four types of great apes existing currently—bonobos, chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan. Humans are believed to be more related to the chimpanzee apes, as we share our 95% to 98% of DNA with them. Unlike other animals, chimpanzees also make and use some tools as humans do.
A female chimpanzee, Washoe, used to know more than 240 signs. The age of chimpanzees is estimated to be more than 50 years in the wild and more than 60 years in captivity. Chimpanzees give alert warnings to their fellow apes in times of danger. Chimpanzees also share another trait with humans, which is, fighting for territory. The same was witnessed in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1974, where chimpanzees waged a battle for territory for four years.
The foremost fact every kid should know about Tiger is that they are the national animal of India. Tiger belongs to the species of cats and is the biggest existing cat. A tiger can grow up to 11 feet in length, and the weight can be about 300 kilograms. Tigers are known to be excellent swimmers. If you had watched the Life of Pi movie, you would know.
They can run-up to the speed of 65km/h and can jump up to five metres, all these while chasing a meal. Tigers roar so loud that it can be heard from as long as two miles. They have various subspecies like Royal Bengal Tigers in India, Siberian Tiger in China, Sumatran Tiger in Russia, and Indochinese Tiger in China.
Elephants are the largest living mammal on land since the blue whale rules over the water. Elephants are famous for their long trunks, which are made up of 1,00,000 muscles with no bones, weighing around 140 kilograms, and measure around two metres. The elephants use their trunk for various uses like knowing the size, shape, measuring the temperature of an object, drinking water, picking up food and putting it in their mouth, and breathing while swimming.
An elephant drinks more than 200 litres of water every day, and they use their strong tusk to dig the ground for water. There are two main known species of elephants, ‘African Elephants’ and ‘Asian Elephants’. African Elephants are further categorised into two subspecies, ‘Bush Elephants’ and ‘Rain Elephants’. The elephants are the most intelligent mammals on earth after humans and the great apes.
We didn’t forget the King, just intended it to keep for the last! When we discuss fun facts for kids about animals, yes, the mighty lion who rules the kingdom of forest needs to be mentioned. However, do you know they are just a bunch of lazy kings? Lions are widely famous for resting for an estimated 20 hours in a day. A lion weighs around 180 kilograms, whereas a lioness weighs 130 kilograms.
Lionesses are known to be better hunters than lions. Lions mostly have a lifespan of around 12 years. They are known to be weak in holding stamina, forcing them to run for a shorter period. However, while considering the roar of a Lion, it is so enormous that it can be heard from a distance of 8 kilometres!
Hope this article helped your kid learn some unknown facts about animals. As the fun facts for kids about animals are important, there are many other facts every kid should know. And the article stated facts about animals and pet animals both to ensure that when you adopt a pet, the kids should take good care of them.
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