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24 Best mammal facts
Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random mammal facts.
1. Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any mammal.
2. Dogs have developed bigger brains than cats because highly social species of mammals need more brainpower than solitary animals.
3. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five to 10 minute sessions. Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
4. Bats account for one quarter of the mammal population in the world.
5. Humans are the only mammals that engage in warfare.
6. Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds.
7. Manatees have the lowest brain to body ratio of any mammal.
8. The largest land mammal ever was Paraceratherium, an 18 foot tall prehistoric rhinoceros.
9. African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, and the females of this species undergo the longest pregnancy—22 month
10. The elephant’s closest living relative is the rock hyrax, a small furry mammal that lives in rocky landscapes across sub Saharan Africa
11. Mammals in true hibernation wake up every week or so to warm up for a while before going back to sleep.
12. Humans are the only mammals that can’t swallow and breathe at the same time.
13. Bats are the only mammals that can fly.
14. The bison is the largest land mammal native to the Western Hemisphere, reaching heights of over 6 feet and weighing more than 750 pounds.
15. The rat has been called the world’s most destructive mammal other than man.
16. Humans are the only mammals with permanently swollen breasts other animals only have them when nursing.
17. The larger a mammal’s brain, the greater its tendency to play.
18. The fastest air mammal is the big brown bat, which can fly as fast as 15.5 miles per hour
19. Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
20. In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
21. The elephant is one of the few mammals that can't jump.
22. The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
23. The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
24. Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.