Interesting Mammals Facts:
Africa’s big 5 animals are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinoceroses and African Buffalo.
The little 5 of Africa are the Elephant Shrew, Ant Lion, Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver and Leopard Tortoise.
The mammals with the longest horns is the greater Kudu.
Elephants is the largest land-based mammals, and their daily food intake is between 150 kg to 300 kg per day.
Elephants can consume between 100 and 200 liters of water.
The average elephant trunk weighs around 180kg.
The African elephant is been distinguished by its ears.
Elephants also have the longest gestation period of any mammal, 22 months of pregnancy!
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
Rhino horn is made from keratin, the same material human nails is made of.
Giraffes have dark blue tongues. They are the tallest terrestrial animals on earth.
Their necks, although long, are actually not long enough to reach the ground.
The giraffe needs special valves and vein structures in its neck, to prevent it from fainting when it bends down to drink water.
Giraffes only sleep for about 30 minutes per night – in contrast, lions can sleep up to 20 hours a day.
The honey badger is one of the most dangerous animals to be found in the bush. It has few natural enemies thanks to its thick skin, ferocity, and superb defense mechanisms.
Zebras stripes are unique to each individual zebra – with no 2 zebras ever having the same markings.
Meerkats are social, team-spirited animals, who live in mobs of up to 50 individuals.
Meerkats are omnivorous, and eat small reptiles as well as eggs, insects, fruit and foliage.
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