Armadillo is Spanish for "little armored thing."
The Andean flamingo is the only flamingo species with yellow legs.
A male lion can eat up to 140 pounds of food in one meal.
Andean bears are the only bears found in South America.
Tigers can see six times better than humans at night.
A gorilla's big toe is opposable, like our thumb, to help the animal grab food or climb trees.
A butterfly's wings move in a figure "8" motion that pushes them through the air.
The okapi's dark tongue is long enough to reach its ears and eyes.
African penguins can hold their breath for over 2 minutes and dive over 400 feet deep!
A herd of hippopotamuses is also called a "bloat."
Every zebra’s stripe pattern is different—no two are alike.
A male Galápagos tortoise can weigh more than 500 pounds—and may live 150 years or more.
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