National Wildlife Day

Those of us who love all things about the Great Outdoors remember the late Steve Irwin a/k/a “The Crocodile Hunter”. His infectious enthusiasm for Mother Nature made him irresistible whether he was on his own tv series or he was guesting on others’. To honor his legacy, Colleen Paige established “National Wildlife Day” in 2006. She is an animal behaviorist, published author and has initiated numerous philanthropic holidays on which she encourages activities that benefit both domestic animals and wildlife.  September 4 is the date on which Steve died from a stingray barb while filming a documentary. 

This celebration aims to spread the love for the wilderness that Stever Irwin exhibited and also to raise awareness on several issues that all wildlife continue to tackle.  Meanwhile, enjoy the following list of fun and “amazing” facts about – what else? – wildlife!

16 Amazing Facts That Will Surprise You

  1. A snail can sleep for three years at a time.
  2. There are 1 million ants for every human in the world.
  3. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes. Lucky pigs.
  4. A blue whale weighs as much as three elephants and is as long as three Greyhound buses.
  5. A bat can eat up to 1 thousand insects per hour.
  6. Octopuses have three hearts.
  7. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
  8. Wild dolphins call each other by name. “Oi, Flipper!”
  9. Polar bears have black skin and see-through fur.
  10. Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times per second.
  11. Male koalas have two penises, and female koalas have two vaginas.
  12. At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
  13. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it is enough to kill a person 150 times over.
  14. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
  15. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
  16. Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.

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