On a recent trip to the California Science Center near USC (*I highly recommend it - admission is free and it features tons of attractions for kids of all ages) there was an awesome exhibit on unique animal adaptations to their environments that featured some far-out animal facts.
I did some quick searching online and found the below, which I thought were too good not to share...
- Trained pigeons can tell the difference between Picasso paintings and Monet paintings (source)
- Goldfish kept in dark rooms become more pale than goldfish kept in bright conditions. (source)
- The Chevrotain (also known as the mouse deer) is neither a mouse nor a deer; they actually have their own family, Tragulidae. They are small (between 4-33 pounds) and have fangs. (source)
- While there are 700 varieties of eucalypts, Koalas eat only some of these, and have a strong preference for certain kinds of flavors. (source)
Learning about nature is the best kind of learning, because you're a student for life!