Dinosaur Fun Facts

The dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus (“small thick-headed lizard”). Its fossils are usually found in China.

The largest dinosaur eggs were as large as basketballs.

The Stegosaurus has the smallest brain for its body size of any known dinosaur. Its body was the size of a van, but its brain was the size of a walnut.

Sauropods were the tallest animals that ever lived. Some were more than twice the height of a giraffe.

Parasaurolophus had a crest that looked like half of a trombone. The male’s crest was up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long, which was the biggest out of all the dinosaurs.

About 40 kinds of dinosaur eggs have been discovered.

The dinosaur with the thickest skull was the Pachycephalosaurus. Its skull grew up to 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk each day.

A Panda's diet is 99% bamboo.

If you lift a Kangaroo's tail off the ground it can't hop - they use their tails for balance.

Polar bears can swim 97 km without pausing for a rest.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

 

Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.

A rhinoceros' horn is made of hair.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

Goat's eyes have rectangular pupils.

Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

Giraffes have no vocal cords.