Friday 17 August 2007

Did you know?

I found this on Dublin zoo website and thought it was worth sharing....

Oldest captive orangutan Guas – Philadelphia zoo died 1977 aged 57.
Elephants have 24 teeth that grow in groups of 4. Each tooth weighs 4 kgs.
Asian elephant has the longest tail of any land mammal, it can be up to 5 feet long.
Elephant hair can be up to 3mm thick, 40 times thicker than human hair.
The smallest flying mammal in the world is the Bumblebee bat from Thailand. It has a wingspan of 160mm, about the same as a large butterfly.
It takes an elephant calf six months to learn to use its trunk.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four foot child inside.
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
The first archaeological evidence of soup being consumed dates back to 6000BC, with the main ingredient being hippo bones
Giraffes are 6 foot tall when they are born.
A crocodile cannot move its tongue.
During your lifetime you will eat about 60,000 lbs of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.

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