Last Supper Painting Interesting Facts

Given below are some really interesting facts about mammals. I am sure you will love and enjoy reading them.

  • Almost all the mammals live on land. Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Dolphins and whales are the aquatic mammals.
  • With a couple of exceptions, mammals give birth to live young. Platypus and Echidna are the two mammals that lay eggs.
  • Elephants have huge feet and can weigh more than five tons. But their feet are big, soft and spongy that spread their weight out so well they barely even leave footprints.
  • Eucalyptus is used to make cough drops; now because koala bears eat so much eucalyptus, they smell like cough drops. This smell helps them keep fleas away.
  • Giraffes protect themselves by being big, so their goal is to grow as large as they can, as fast as they can.
  • Do you know why bats hang upside-down? They hang upside-down because they can't stand right-side up. Their leg bones are too thin to hold up their bodies.
  • A polar bear looks white, but he isn't really white. His long, shaggy hairs are colorless and hollow. Beneath his hair, the skin is black.
  • Hippopotamuses give birth and breastfeed under water - despite the fact almost all their predators live in the water.
  • All mammals possess a unique area of the brain that no other animals have- a neocortex.
  • There are thirteen species of otter alive today. There used to be fourteen but Maxwell's otter is presumed to be extinct
  • Otters are quite intelligent. In fact, they are one of few tool using mammals.
  • A kangaroo carries its baby in its pouch. The baby is born really tiny and crawls into its mother's pouch.
  • A kangaroo's baby sometimes jumps into its mother's pouch head first when frightened.
  • Kangaroos need very little water to survive and are capable of going for months without drinking at all.
  • Did you know the northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of the world's rarest mammals?
  • All mammals are able to maintain a constant body temperature, irrespective of the environmental temperature. An average body temperature of mammals ranges from 90-104F.
  • All mammals breathe air, even the aquatic mammals. Their lungs are large and play an important role in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
  • Interestingly, the northern hairy-nosed wombat has a backwards-opening pouch to reduce soiling of its pouch enclosure that otherwise would occur when it digs its burrow.


last supper painting interesting facts