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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of Animals, Birds and Insects” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 16

Facts of Animals, Birds and Insects-16

361. The sloth is a lazy bear. It sleeps 18 hours a day and hangs upside down while it sleeps.

362. The peacock was declared the National Bird of India on January 31, 1963.

363. The polar bear cover its nose with its feet so that it cannot be seen easily while hunting.

364. A kitten is born blind as a protective measure. Nature thus prevents it from straying away before it can take due care of itself.

365. The raccoon washes its food before eating it.

366. A kingfisher’s nest is generally built from the bones of dead fish.

367. Orissa was the first State in India to introduce pigeon service for the transmission of police messages in 1946. It is the only State in the country that still continues to use the service. The message capsule is tied to the leg of the pigeon. Two pigeons are sent up with the same message so that at least one of them will reach its destination.

368. In New York it has become fashionable to dye dogs and cats on festive occasions. Dogs are usually dyed red or green; and for cats, the most favoured colours are pink, yellow and blue however, not all animals can be dyed. The animals can to be white or light coloured before they could be dyed.

369. Of all animals, the horse feels cold the most.

370. Some bats gobble up as many as 600 mosquitoes in just one hour.

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