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Snakes donít bite in rivers or swamps because they would drown if they did.

St. Bernard dogs do not carry kegs of brandy, and never have.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms per day.

Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.

The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly. It lives in a hole in the ground, is almost blind and lays only one egg each year. Despite this, it has survived for more than 10 thousand years.

The oyster is usually ambisexual. Through its life it will change from male to female and back again numerous times.

In regions of India where the soil is red - elephants take on a permanent pink tinge because they regularly spray dust over their bodies to protect themselves against insects.

The most venomous of all snakes, known as the Inland Taipan has enough venom in one bite to kill over 200,000 mice.

Finches love thistle seeds. But only goldfinches can eat upside-down. Goldfinch feeders have openings underneath perches so other birds can't elbow their way into that particular chow line.

It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound.

A crocodile really does produce tears, but they're not due to sadness. The tears are glandular secretions that work to expel excess salt from the eyes. Hence, "crocodile tears" are false tears.

Ergonomic waterbeds are the latest must-have on the bovine circuit. The beds, listing at $175, are said to enhance cattle health by reducing joint damage.

A dog's mucus membrane is the size of fifty postage stamps.

The longest recorded life span of a camel was 35 years, 5 months.

78% of cats never travel with their owner.

To a human, one giant octopus looks virtually the same as any other of the same size and species. This explains why divers claim to have seen the same octopus occupy a den for ten or more years. But an octopus seldom lives longer than four years.

September 16-21 is Farm Animal Awareness Week.

The world camel population is 19,627,000.

Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.

The giant crab of Japan can be as large as 12 feet across.

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