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"A-Z Animals was founded on three guiding principles: accurate content you can trust, spreading knowledge on the animal kingdom, and giving back"
Today, more than 30,000 species are threatened with extinction, and thousands would already be lost without tireless conservation efforts. Knowing that the first step toward conservation is spreading knowledge of the incredible animals species across our planet, A-Z Animals was founded in 2008 to offer an online encyclopedic resource across animals of all kinds. Read More
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Long, black tongue can grow to 18 inches long!
The fastest land mammal in the world!
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
There are more than 160 different species!
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
It's horns are made from keratin!
Spends 80% of it's time resting!
Has no real natural predators!
Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!
Lives in small groups called prides!
Extremely thick winter fur!
There are less than 3,000 left in the wild!
The most numerous species of tiger!
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Renew their horns every year!
Some species have a poisonous bite!
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What is the fastest animal in the world? The answer isn't straightforward. Many factors — like gravity, wind, and animal size — must be considered. To boot, researchers have yet to clock the speeds of every earthly species. Plus, there's still some disagreement in the scientific community regarding the methodologies used for some of the current standings.
Fastest Bird: Peregrine Falcon — Top Speed 242 MPH
The largest living animals on Earth today aren’t land animals, because on land they must struggle against the forces of gravity to survive, effectively limiting their size. The creatures of the oceans can grow much larger, because the buoyancy of the water offers relief from gravity’s effects, allowing them the freedom to grow to gigantic proportions. The largest animal ever lives in the sea. All species have a largest member. The list below discusses each of these largest animals on earth today.
1. Koalas Have Human Fingerprints
Slow-moving and afficionados of eucalyptus plants, koalas are beloved creatures. They also have fingerprints that are indistinguishable from human ones. Their fingerprints feature the same whirls and loops. Researchers have determined that the marsupials adapted this feature to clutch the branches of trees as they forage for food. According to random animal facts, chimpanzees have this same human characteristic. Learn more about koalas here.