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Which mammals have the best sense of smell?
Bears. The area of nasal mucous membrane in a bear's head is 7 times greater than a bloodhound's (and one hundred times larger than in a human's). Polar bears have been seen to march up to 40 miles in a straight line to reach a prey animal they have detected.
Which living creature has the largest eyes?
The giant squid. Giant squids have the largest eyes of any living creature except perhaps colossal squid – over 30 centimeters (1 ft) in diameter. Large eyes can better detect light (including bioluminescent light), which is scarce in deep water.
A liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigres. What are ligers best known for?
Large size. Ligers are the largest known cats in the world, reaching over 400 kg. In contrast, pumapards (hybrids between pumas and leopards) tend to exhibit dwarfism.
The highest number of kittens born by a single cat during its whole life is ...
420. A cat named Dusty, born in 1935, in Bonham, Texas, USA gave birth to 420 kittens during her life. On June 12, 1952, she gave birth to the last litter (one female).
Which bird has the largest wingspan?
Wandering albatross. The longest-winged examples verified have been about 3.7 m (12 ft), while Andean Condors and Marabou Storks reach up to 3.2 m. Wandering Albatrosses spend most of their life in flight, landing only to breed and feed.
What is the largest carnivore mammal? (apart from whales)
Elephant seal. The biggest recorded "beachmaster" male of the southern elephant seal was 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) and 6.9 m (22.5 ft) long. A bear can grow up to 1,000 kg - five times less.
The largest contemporary fish living exclusively in freshwater is ...
Arapaima (Arapaima gigas). The arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche are any large species of bonytongue in the genus Arapaima native to the Amazon and Essequibo basins of South America. Genus Arapaima is the type genus of the family Arapaimidae. They are among the world's largest freshwater fish, reaching as much as 3 m (9.8 ft).
Where do the largest among all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials) live?
In Southeast Asia. The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, reaching up to 6.3 m and 1,360 kg. It may be found from Northern Australia to the eastern coast of India.
How old was the world's oldest greater flamingo?
Over 80. Greater was the world's oldest greater flamingo, residing at the Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide, Australia. It was at least 83 years old, having arrived at the zoo from either Cairo or Hamburg in either 1933, 1930, 1925, or 1919, at which point it was already a full-grown adult. On October 29, 2008, Greater was attacked and beaten by four teenagers. In late January 2014, Greater's health deteriorated even further, and the decision was made to euthanize Greater.