The anole (Anolis Carolinesis), or American chameleon, is a small lizard found in the southeastern United States. Not a true chameleon, the anole is a member of the iguana family and is noted for its color changes.
A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
Dolphins sleep at night just below the surface of the water. They frequently rise to the surface for air.
A cockroach can live for up to a week without a head.
An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.
Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.
The hummingbird is the only bird that can hover and fly straight up, down, or backward!
A leech is a worm that feeds on blood. It will pierce its victim's skin, fill itself with three to four times its own body weight in blood, and will not feed again for months. Leeches were once used by doctors to drain “bad blood” from sick patients.
Lovebirds are small parakeets who live in pairs. Male and female lovebirds look alike, but most other male birds have brighter colors than the females.
Only female mosquitoes bite. Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs.
African elephants are the largest and heaviest mammals on land. They weigh up to 14,000 pounds, and can eat as much as 600 pounds of food a day!
The inland Taipan is considered the most poisonous snake on the planet. One bite from this shy reptile, which is native to Australia, contains enough toxin to kill about 100 people.
The blue whale is the world's biggest animal, even larger than any known dinosaur. An average-sized adult is 80 feet long and weighs about 120 tons. This giant is also the loudest animal on Earth. Its call, which is louder than a jet, can be heard for hundreds of miles.
Giraffes not only have long necks, they also have enormous tongues, which can be 18 inches long.