Category: Animals

  • ‘How much milk does a cow give per day?’

    ‘How much milk does a cow give per day?’

    Have you ever wondered how much milk an average cow gives per day? It depends on many factors, such as breeding conditions, breed, age, and individual predispositions (in this case, individuals being female cows :)). Cows bred for meat give less milk than cows specifically bred for milk production. If we assume that the average…

  • How much milk does a goat give per day?

    How much milk does a goat give per day?

    If you are interested in how much milk a goat typically produces in a day, we have the answer for you. It depends on the breed of the goat and the conditions of the farm. Some breeds are more productive and can produce larger quantities of milk. On average, purebred goats with high milk production…

  • Which animals hibernate?

    Which animals hibernate?

    Some animals in winter fall into a hibernation, waiting for warmer days and an easier source of food. This is accompanied by a temporary slowdown in life processes and changes in the functioning of the endocrine glands. Everyone practically knows that bears are one of these species. What other animals, besides bears, fall into hibernation?…

  • What is the largest animal in the world.

    What is the largest animal in the world.

    What is the largest animal in the world? This question is asked by both children and adults. The largest animal in the world is the Blue Whale (Latin: Balaenoptera musculus). Its body weight can reach up to 190 tons. The length of a blue whale’s body can even be 30 meters. The heart of this…

  • How Long Do Guinea Pigs Live?

    How Long Do Guinea Pigs Live?

    Before deciding to take care of a guinea pig, it is good to know how long they live. The average lifespan of guinea pigs kept in captivity is 4-8 years [1]. As an interesting fact, the maximum recorded age of a guinea pig was 14 years. Source: [1] Kazimierz Kowalski (scientific editor), Adam Krzanowski, Henryk…

  • How long do koi fish live?

    How long do koi fish live?

    Koi carp are extremely impressive fish, bred in ponds and ponds. The name of the fish is an abbreviation of the Japanese expression nishiki-goi, which translates to brocade carp. Nearly 120 varieties have been identified, with representatives differing in color, scale pattern, and size. Koi carp are long-lived fish, with an average lifespan ranging from…

  • How much does a wild boar weigh?

    How much does a wild boar weigh?

    “Whoever meets a wild boar in the forest quickly climbs a tree” … and asks themselves the question “How much does a wild boar weigh?” 🙂 These are the words of a popular children’s rhyme. There is, of course, a lot of truth in it, because coming face to face with a wild boar in…

  • Why are flamingos pink?

    Why are flamingos pink?

    Flamingos are beautiful birds known for their extraordinary grace and pink feathers. But did you know that their unique color is not a natural gift, but rather a result of their diet? These birds naturally have white feathers, which change their hue due to astaxanthin, a red pigment produced by certain types of algae and…

  • “Do penguins have teeth?”

    “Do penguins have teeth?”

  • “What animal has the most bones?”

    “What animal has the most bones?”

    An adult, healthy human has 206 bones. Is that a lot or little? The size of the body does not determine the number of bones. For example, giraffes have over 5-meter long necks, which contain the same number of vertebrae and bones as a human. So which animal has the most bones? It is probably…

  • “What is the most dangerous animal in the world?”

    “What is the most dangerous animal in the world?”

    If we count by the annual number of victims among humans, the most dangerous animals in the world are mosquitoes, which cause approximately one million deaths each year through the diseases they carry. As for the most deadly animals, snakes are definitely among them – about 50,000 people die each year from snake bites or…

  • What are Merinos?

    What are Merinos?

    Merinos are a breed of sheep originating from Asia. Currently, these animals mainly inhabit the territories of Australia, although larger populations are also raised in countries such as the United States, Argentina, and Uruguay. Merinos have white coloring and a strongly crimped, fine wool. It is precisely this unique wool that helps them survive in…

  • ‘Red Bird from Angry Birds – what species is it?’

    ‘Red Bird from Angry Birds – what species is it?’

    Angry Birds is a series of popular computer games that was released in late 2009. Since then, over 2 billion copies have been downloaded across all platforms. The main objective of the player is to launch a bird using a slingshot and hit a pig. One of the most recognizable elements of the game is…

  • ‘Red Bird from Angry Birds – what species is it?’

    ‘Red Bird from Angry Birds – what species is it?’

    Angry Birds is a popular series of computer games that was released in late 2009. Since then, over 2 billion copies have been downloaded across all platforms. The main objective of the player is to launch a bird using a slingshot and hit a pig. One of the most recognizable elements of the game is…

  • “Do Wolves Bark?”

    “Do Wolves Bark?”

    Do wolves bark? Due to their similarity and close relationship to dogs, this is a very common question. ## Do wolves bark? It turns out that the similarity to dogs rightly suggests that wolves do bark. They use barking primarily to warn other animals that are approaching too closely. However, wolf barking differs a bit…

  • Neva Masquerade – what kind of cat is it?

    Neva Masquerade – what kind of cat is it?

    The name of Neva Masquerade cats is related to their place of origin. The first animals of this breed appeared in the area around St. Petersburg, where the Neva River flows. The second part of the name comes from the masquerade balls organized in those regions. Neva Masquerade cats have a characteristic mask on their…

  • Why do zebras have stripes?

    Why do zebras have stripes?

    Zebras are one of the most iconic animals on our planet – children learn about these striped horses living on the distant savannah in preschool. However, until now, it was not completely understood why zebras have these distinctive stripes. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden discovered a few years ago that the stripes serve to…

  • What is heavier: an elephant or a van?

    What is heavier: an elephant or a van?

    There are several species of elephants in the world with different weights. The largest of them is the African elephant, which can weigh over 6 tons. A van-type car, sometimes also called a semi-truck, includes models such as the Ford Transit, which weighs about 2 tons – of course, we are referring to an unloaded…

  • How much does a hippopotamus weigh?

    How much does a hippopotamus weigh?

    How much does a hippopotamus weigh? This question is often asked by children, but it also worries adults. We have checked it and offer our help. It is worth noting at the outset that hippos are the third largest land mammals in the world, after elephants and rhinos. How much does a male and female…

  • How fast does a hippopotamus run?

    How fast does a hippopotamus run?

    How fast can a hippopotamus run? It is a huge animal, the third largest land mammal in the world. Its size and body structure do not suggest that it can move quickly. However, it may surprise you that a hippopotamus can move fast enough to catch humans and many predators. How fast does a hippopotamus…

  • Is the title of the article ‘Are Sharks Mammals?’

    Is the title of the article ‘Are Sharks Mammals?’

    Have you ever wondered if sharks are mammals? We have an answer to that question as well. Sharks are not mammals, they are fish. More specifically, the term “shark” refers to a whole group of predatory cartilaginous fish species from the subclass Elasmobranchii. This definition might be a bit complicated for us, so let’s just…

  • ‘How much does a rhinoceros weigh?’

    ‘How much does a rhinoceros weigh?’

    How much does a rhinoceros weigh, which is the second largest land animal in the world? The largest species, the white rhinoceros, is only surpassed in weight by the elephant. The weights of the most popular species of these large animals are presented below. How much does a white rhinoceros weigh? The white rhinoceros is…

  • “Is a slowworm a snake?”

    “Is a slowworm a snake?”

    The slowworm, found throughout most of Europe, is a species of legless lizard. Although it moves in a similar way to snakes and, like snakes, lacks a distinct line between the head and body, it is distinguished by the following characteristics: Movable eyelids – unlike vipers or snakes, the slowworm can close its eyes; The…

  • ‘Where do crabs hibernate?’

    ‘Where do crabs hibernate?’

    The well-known Polish proverb says that you can send someone where crabs hibernate. But where do these friendly crustaceans actually spend the winter? Crabs mostly create burrows at the bottom of water reservoirs and on the shores. They can also build shelters among aquatic vegetation, as well as in the vicinity of rocks.

  • Did lions live in Europe?

    Did lions live in Europe?

    In prehistoric times, the cave lion (Panthera leo spelea) was a widespread species throughout Europe, including the territory of present-day Poland. This largest cat to have ever lived on Earth, which was very dangerous to early humans, became extinct around 10,000 years ago with the last ice age. However, in historical times, a predecessor of…

  • Why does the wolf howl so much on a moonlit night?

    Why does the wolf howl so much on a moonlit night?

    Popular myth perpetuated in popular culture shows a wolf howling at the full moon, as if astronomical phenomena have some influence on the behavior of these animals. In reality, wolves do not howl at the moon at all, and if it does happen, it is purely coincidental. However, it is a fact that these animals…

  • What to feed ducks?

    What to feed ducks?

    “When to feed ducks? What to feed ducks? These are the questions that most walkers ask themselves when they see birds swimming in ponds. Ducks can be fed in the winter and it is best to do it regularly. However, feeding birds should be avoided from spring to autumn. During this time, birds can easily…

  • ‘How many legs does an octopus have? Does an octopus have a brain?’

    ‘How many legs does an octopus have? Does an octopus have a brain?’

    Each of the approximately 300 species of octopuses has eight “legs,” or rather, grasping arms. Two of them are actually used primarily for movement, thus serving as legs. The remaining six arms, however, are used for capturing food and for camouflage in the presence of predators. Octopuses have a very large brain in relation to…

  • What is equine therapy?

    What is equine therapy?

    Equine-assisted therapy, or onotherapy, involves the use of donkeys as a means of therapeutic support. These friendly animals are considered more suitable than horses for working with children due to their smaller size, calmer disposition, and greater patience (as the saying goes, they can be downright stubborn). Because of these qualities, onotherapy is considered to…

  • What is the largest dog breed?

    What is the largest dog breed?

    The largest dog breed is the Great Dane. Its height at the withers often reaches one meter, although on average it is about 80-90 centimeters for males. Despite their size, these dogs are considered to be quite friendly and not dangerous, and even good for households with children. The title of the tallest dog in…