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Animals are fascinating things – just check out these facts!

As a tarantula grows it will shed its skin 2-3 times a year.

All spiders have eight legs and the tarantula has eight eyes!

Spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks are part of the arachnid family.


Mice are members of the Muridae family and related to rats and voles.

Mice eat grain, fruit and vegetables. They also need access to clean drinking water.

They use their tails to help them balance and to support themselves whilst standing on their back legs.


Dalmatian puppies are born without any spots and only develop them as they get older.

Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet

Newfoundlands have webbed feet to help them swim and dive.

  Chinchilla’s live averagely between ten and 15 years, although some have been known to live over 20 years old!

A chinchilla can jump up to five feet high.

Chinchilla’s fur is very dense, making it impossible for them to get fleas or ticks.

Frogs can breathe through their skin as well as their lungs.

Fossil records lead us to believe that frogs have been jumping around for 190
million years!

Frogs can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frog spawn.



Britain has over 50 varieties of butterflies.

By adding plants like Sweet Rocket and Lavender to your garden you can encourage butterflies to make your garden their home.

Butterflies are found on every land mass on earth, except for the continent of Antartica.


Owls are not just nocturnal; Short-eared owls and Snowy Owls hunt during the daytime.

An owl’s eyes are so large that they take up over half of the space inside its head.

Owls are found in lowland Britain and Ireland, but are rarely seen in north-east England, upland Scotland and north-west Ireland.


The Whale Shark is the largest fish alive today, not the Great White Shark.

Only 32, of about 350 shark species, have ever attacked people.
They are normally more scared of us than we are of them.

Sharks are cold blooded and they breathe through their gills.

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