Amazing Parrot Facts

parrot facts

Parrots are birds that are considered intelligent birds. Parrots are not only intelligent they are beautiful too. Their colorfulness makes them beautiful among all the birds. Parrots are very close to humans since old times. Their ability to talk or cram makes them one of the favorite pet birds of humans. Check out some amazing Parrot Facts.

    More than 350 species

In the whole world, there are around more than 350 different parrot species.

Size and weight

Parrots have different size and weight. Average Parrots size can be range from 3.5 to 40 inches (8.7 to 100 centimeters) and weigh 64 grams to 1.6 kilograms (0.14 to 3.5 pounds) .

With the average weight of4 kilograms, Kakapo parrots are is the world’s heaviest parrots

With the average weight of 10 grams, Buff-faced pygmy parrots are is the world’s lightest parrots.

Habits and Food

Parrots are the social bird. They live in groups. In a group, there can be 25-30 parrots.

parrot facts

Kea is only parrot species who live in mountains at South Island of New Zealand.

Many of parrot species are monogamous (spends their life with only one mate).

Kakapo, night parrot and some other parrots are nocturnal. They go out at night and search for food.

The ability to eat both meat and vegetation makes them omnivores.

Parrots eat nuts, flowers, fruit, buds, seeds and insects. Parrot’s favourite food is seeds

Parrots are zygodactyl. They eat with their feet.

Some other Parrot Facts

parrot facts

in India, It is illegal to keep parrot as pet.

Most of parrots live in tropical regions.

Hyacinth Macaw’s beaks is so strong that is can break a coconut.

Parrots have taste buds on the upper side of their mouth.

One third of world’s parrots are facing extinct due to habitat destruct.ion

This year, Sadly there is only 149 Kakapo are alive.

Snakes, Monkeys and Human are the main predators of parrots.

1700 is the count of words that mimic by the Puck the parrot. It is a world record.

In late 1800, a Scotch Whisky Company used 500 parrots for marketing. They taught parrots some of their marketing slogans and then gave that them to various pubs.

Waldo (grey parrot), is the lead vocalist of the death metal band Hatebeak.

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Gorilla Facts

gorilla facts

Gorillas are closest living relatives to humans after the chimpanzees and bonobos. They have similar DNA to human. These large apes are native to Africa. They live on the ground and eat herbivorous. Gorillas are divided into two groups, the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas. Let’s see some Gorilla facts :).

Gorilla Word

Gorilla word has come from the Greek Word “Gorillai“. Which means “Hairy Woman”.

Closest relatives to humans

gorilla facts
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DNA of gorillas and humans are 95-98% are identical.

Contraceptives pill of humans are equally effective to gorilla.

Gorilla can be affected by human body disease.

Group

Gorilla usually lives in the group. A group may have of as many as 50 members and as few as 2 members.

Troops or bands are the names given to the group of gorillas.

The leader of bands is called silverback. It is the most dominant male in band and can be identified by the strip of grey hairs on his back

After the death of silverback, the band members move on separate ways and join the new groups

If a young male gorilla challenges silverback to become new leader and wins. Then the band remains intact. 

Gorillas build nest to sleep.

Food factors

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Gorillas eat vegetation such as wild celery, shoots, roots, fruit, tree bark and tree pulp.

 In a single day, a male can eat up to 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of vegetation.

 Sometimes they eat small animals and insects.

The digestion process continuously goes on in the gorilla to digest the food. So farting in gorilla is a common thing.

Body Structure

A mature gorilla can be 6ft tall and weigh 225 kilograms (500 pounds).

Gorilla’s hands are bigger than the legs.

61% of them walk using legs and knuckles and remainder uses all part of the hand, like palm

Humans have fingerprints but Gorillas have nose print. Every gorilla has a unique nose print.

World’s largest primates

Gorillas are the world’s largest living primates.

Like humans, female gorillas give birth to one child at a time after a nine-month pregnancy.

Female gorilla gives birth to a child in the period of 5-6 years. In entire life give birth to only three or four children.

Gorilla’s child ride on mother’s back for transportation from the age of 4 months to age 2-3 years.

Some other Gorilla Facts

Like a squirrel, gorillas are too a friend of the environment. They also play a vital role in seed dispersal.

A gorilla was paid $500 for shooting cover photo for National Geographic.

Gorillas are fond of petting the frogs.

70 to 95% gorillas in d’Odzala National Park, Congo died because of Ebola virus from 2003 to 2005.

In Rwandan forest, two young gorillas teamed up to find and destroy traps. Because one of their band members died due to the traps.

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Honey Bee Facts

honey bee facts

Humans came into existence over two lakhs (0.2 million) years ago but Honeybees came into existence a long ago approx 13.5 crores (135 million) years ago. This is a massive difference between the time of human existence and honeybees’ existence. Bees are the most rigid insects and can live in any condition. Now let see some honey bee facts.

The home of the honey bee is called a hive and a group of bees is called a colony. A colony has three types of members.

  1. Queen – the adult bee that is the mother of the most of the bees in the hive.
  2. Drones – these bees are male and do mating with the queen bee. Drones neither have a sting nor they do pollination.
  3. Worker – worker bee is a female bee that has lack of full reproductive capacity than the queen bee. All the most important task done by worker bees. To keep alive the hive they make hive cooler or hotter, feed to the queen, drones and brood, guard the hive. Worker bees only do Pollination.

Intersting Honey Bee Facts

honey bee facts
honey bee facts
  • Honeybee never sleep. To conserve energy for the next day’s task, they spend nights motionless.
  • Bee only sting when feeling danger.
  • In a lifetime a bee only produces 1/10 of a teaspoon of honey.
  • 6 weeks is the lifespan of a worker bee.
  • During summer the queen bee can lay 3,000 eggs per day. Summer is the highest producing season for bees. In spring there are 10,000 to 15,000 bees in a hive but in summer the count of bees rises and reach on 50,000 to 60,000.
  • Drone bee’s sole purpose is to mate with the queen. One out of thousand got chance to mate with the queen. Drone dies soon after mating with the queen.

Facts About Honey Bees

honey bee facts
honey bee facts
  • There are total 20,000 types of bees all over the world. All the species have different names. But just a few of them produce honey.
  • The honey bees create a hive in houses and the bees create hive on woods are of a different type.
  • In a year 27-45 kilogram (60-100 lbs) of honey produced by the hive. A bee colony harvested by beekeeper can produce up to 45 kilograms (100 lbs) of honey.
  • 10,000 bees have to fly 88500 kilometres (55,000 miles) only to produce 0.45 kilogram (1 pound) of honey.
  • A worker bee visit up to 2,000 flowers in a day. In one trip bee visit 50 to 100 flowers.
  • Like human teach their child, bees teach new bees, how to produce honey.
  • Bees have the most sophisticated symbolic language. To communicate with other bees they perform the honey dance.
  • Bees have a million neurons in the brain and are able to identify the faces.
  • Approximately 30,000 bees are required to pollinate an acre of fruit garden.
  • Honeybees do 90% of the pollination.
  • Mobile radiation irritates the honeybees.
  • Neonicotinoids is mostly used pesticide for farming but is very harmful to honeybees. It causes the colony collapse disorder.

Honey Fact

honey bee facts
honey bee facts
  • Like milk, honey is also a complete food. It contains all of the nutrients, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water.
  • it also contains the pinocembrin antioxidant which improves brain functioning.
  • Honey is the natural food that has the longest age. I mean honey never spoils.

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25 Amazing Facts About Animals And Birds

amazing facts about animals and birds

Interesting facts about animals and birds. We live surrounded by different types of animals and birds. In a different location, we are surrounded by different types of animals and birds. As a human we are also curious to know about others who are not surrounding us. So we are sharing a few amazing facts about animals and birds. 🙂

Interesting Facts About Animals And Birds

Reptiles

Reptiles- amazing facts about animals and birds
  1. The snakes do not have ears, They hear from their tongues.
  2. Most snakes give eggs and few give birth to snakelets (baby snakes).
  3. Crocodiles can jump upside from the water and can catch flying birds.

Mammals

Mammals  - amazing facts about animals
  1. Bats can eat the insects half weight of their weight in a night.
  2. A giraffe can not sleep more than one hour.
  3. Elephant’s body grows for a lifetime. That way the leader of the group has the biggest body.
  4. Camel can drink 135 liters of water in only 10 minutes.
  5. Zebra has black skin and white stripes on its body.
  6. Baby elephants drink their mother’s milk for 5 years.
  7. Kangaroos are good swimmers.
  8. Mole rats have to eat continuously. If they do not eat continuously they can die.
  9. The only animal which can not jump is an elephant.
  10. Koala has similar fingerprints like Humans.
  11. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  12. In a lifetime a cow gives an average of 200,000 glasses of milk.
  13. Orangutans often fall from the tree. Due to falling 50% of them have fractured bones.

Amazing Facts About Animals And Birds

Birds

Birds - amazing facts about birds
  1. The owl can rotate its head to 270 degrees.
  2. Three percent of the ice present in Antarctica is the urine of penguins.
  3. Ostrich’s eyes are bigger than their brain.

Arthropods

Arthropods - Facts Adda
  1. The male butterfly can smell a female from miles away.
  2. A flea can survive in extreme conditions. If we freeze a flea for a year it would be alive after melting the ice.
  3. Mosquitoes bite females more than males.
  4. Bee does dance to tell the location and distance of any food to other bees.
  5. A flea can jump 200 times of their size.
  6. Most spiders are not harmful to humans.

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Name of the group of the animals and birds

Like humans have the name for their group humans also give the name to the animals and birds. The group of animals and birds have the different name. The funny group name is given to the panda’s group. Below are the names of the group of animals called.

Animal Group Name

Animal Group Name
  1. A group of Pandas is called – Embarrassment
  2. A group of Elephants is called – HerdAnimals Group Name 
  3. A group of Giraffes is called- Tower
  4. A group of Cats is called – Clowder, Cluster, Ponce
  5. A group of Bear is called- Sloth or Sleuth
  6. A group of Tigers is called- Ambush
  7. A group of Lions is called- Pride
  8. A group of Monkeys is called- Troop
  9. A group of Peacocks is called- Muster
  10. A group of Rabbits is called- Colony and Nest
  11. A group of Butterflies is called- Kaleidoscope
  12. A group of Crocodiles is called – Bask
  13. A group of Apes is called – Troop
  14. A group of Bacteria is called – Culture
  15. A group of Camels is called – Caravan
  16. A group of Cattle is called – Drove, Herd, Kine
  17. A group of Chicks is called – Clutch
  18. A group of Dogs is called – Pack
  19. A group of Hens is called – Brood
  20. A group of  Kangaroos is called – Mob, Troops
  21. A group of Goats is called – Trip
  22. A group of Hyenas is called – Clan
  23. A group of Kittens is called – Litter
  24. A group of Leopards is called – Leap
  25. A group of Owls is called – Parliament
  26. A group of Oxen is called – Team, Yoke
  27. A group of Puppies is called – Litter
  28. A group of Ships is called – Armada, Fleet, Flotilla
  29. A group of Snakes is called – Bed, Den, Nest, Pit
  30. A group of Sparrows is called – Host, Flight
  31. A group of Whales is called – Pods
  32. A group of Wolves is called –Pack
  33. A group of Zebras is called – Herd
  34. A group of Antelopes is called – Herd
  35. A group of beavers is called –  Colony, Lodge
Animal Group Name

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Age of animals

We are surrounded by different kinds of animals. Some of the themes are pets and some of them are wild. Every animal has a different lifespan from 1-2 weeks to 150+ years. In the below list, we listed the age of animals. take a look.

Age of animals

Age of Animals (Pet)

Sr. No
AnimalLifespan
1
Cow18-22 years
2
Cat2-16 years
3
Camel
40 years
4
Deer
35 years
5
Pigeon
6 years
6
Buffalo25 years
7
Rabbit
9-10 years
8
Horse
25-30 years
9
Sheep
10-12 years
10
Ox20-22 years
11
Chicken
7-8 years
12
Dog 20 years
13
Parrot
95 years
14
Domestic Pig10-15 years
15
Donkey
25 – 30 years

Age of Animals (Wild)

Sr. No
AnimalLifespan
1
Elephant
60-70 years
2
Deer
35 years
3
Butterfly
1-2 weeks
4
Rat
2 years
5
Crow
10-15 years
6
Crocodile
60-70 years
7
Eagle
20 years
8
Tortoise
100-150 years
9
Kangaroos 8-12 years
10
Gorilla 35-40 years
11
Tiger
20-26 years
12
Lion
10-14 years
13
Cheetah10-12 years
14
Polar Bear
25-27 years
15
Grizzly Bear20-25 years

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Harms of plastic material

Plastics are a part of our daily life but that does not mean it is safe or healthy for us. Plastic production has many negative health and environmental effects. Polythene or plastic bags are thrown out they mixed with debris and shattered into various streets, parks, and beaches, which cause problems for every kind of living being. On the other hand, if the plastic is burned then they disseminate toxic fumes and hazardous gases onto the air, which causes air pollution. check out plastic pollution facts and the harms of plastic.

Plastic Pollution Facts

plastic pollution facts

Plastic is part of major pollutions like ocean pollution, soil pollution, air pollution.

One-third of the litter on beaches is plastic.

8.3 billion tons of plastic garbage has been produced worldwide, since 1950.

Only 10 rivers carried 90% of plastic garbage in the ocean. 8 of them belong from the Asia region and 2 from Africa.

Every year 1 million animals and seabirds are died because of plastic.

In the last 50 years, plastic production doubled which means plastic garbage is also doubled.

We use 50% of plastic, just for one time, and throw it after.

 12 minutes is the average time that a plastic bag is used.

In One minute, 2 million plastic bags are used worldwide.

In one minute, 1 million plastic bottles are used worldwide.

Every year, an average person eats 70,000 microplastic.

Every year we produce enough plastic garbage that can circle the earth four times.

Plastic usually takes 700-1000 years to decompose naturally.

In Some countries plastic bags are illegal.

Harms of plastic

plastic pollution facts

The common chemical used in everyday products such as plastic drink containers and baby bottles, create health problems.

Plastic affects differently on every human being, on some, it causes problems like migraine, dizziness, acute skin irritation.

Water bottles have very low doses of bisphenol, which causes cancers, impaired immune function, early onset of puberty, obesity, diabetes, and hyperactivity.

Packing of many foods like fish, meat, cheeses, peanuts contains plastic, can cause eyes irritation, nose or throat problems.

The Wildlife and sealife also got disturbed with plastic. whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles die due to plastic bags. Some wild animal dies after eating plastic from the garbage.

plastic pollution facts

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Panda

Pandas are cousins of bears. Take look at some Panda Facts

Panda Facts

Panda only found in China. All the panda present in other countries are on loan from China.

In the wild there is only 1864 pandas by year 2014.

Main diet of Panda is bamboo. 99% of diet of panda is only bamboo.

Giant Panda is a bear and its lifespan in the wild is approximately is 20 years.

Pandas eat the faeces of their mothers.

A panda can poop 40 times a day.

60% of male pandas has no sexual desire.

More than halftime of their life panda spent in collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.

World Wide Federation (WWF) choose panda as their logo to reduce the cost of printing.

Pandas are approximate 2-3 million years old.

In the illegal trade market or black market, the panda’s fur is costs from $60,000 to $100,000.

Bite force of any Panda is the highest in carnivore.

A mature panda can eat 36 kilogram ( 80 pound) bamboo in a single day.

panda facts

To encourage the mating in the panda’s, Chinese scientist used “Panda Porn”.

Female panda is fertile for just 3 days in a year, during this period she mates with multiple males to the dozen of times.

For more foods and special treatment the pandas fake pregnancy.

panda facts

Newborn panda babies weigh less than 200 grams and 60% of them die within a week

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