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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of Animals, Birds and Insects” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 19

Facts of Animals, Birds and Insects-19

401. A cat has slit- shaped pupils. These can open very wide in the dark and let in more light, thus enabling it to see in the dark.

402. A snake has large eyes. But in detecting its prey, it is the tongue that aids it best.

403. Birds have the keenest vision. An eagle can spot its prey from great heights.

404. One queen termite is capable for laying 36,000 eggs a day.

405. The macaque monkey has been trained not only to climb coconut trees but to also pick out coconuts.

406. Lana, a 7- year – old chimpanzee in the U.S.A., has been taught to communicate using a number of symbols. Placed atop the colored keys of a keyboard, in answer to questions asked of her, Lana presses the key and produces grammatical sentences.

407. We all know of many birds like the koel (the cuckoo), and the nightingale that sing. But why do these birds sing? Some sing mainly to attract or amuse a mate. Others sing to warn other birds of their species against encroachment into their territory.

408. Three- quarters of all known animal species are insects.

409. The cockroach and other crawling insects become active only after nightfall.

410. Kenneth Fisher, of the University of Toronto, Canada, kept ground squirrels in a windowless room at a constant temperature of 0 degrees Celsius and 12 hours of light each day. Yet the squirrels went into hibernation around November and came out of it only after winter was over.

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