Category: Kids’ Fun Facts
Coati means long nose
Fun Facts for Kids The coatimundi or coati has a very appropriate name. It means long nose in the language of the South American Tupi tribe. It is also sometimes called the “hog-nosed raccoon.” The very social coati lives most often in forests, mountains, or grasslands, and uses its long nose to sniff out insects …
Mammal that pollinates flowers
Fun Facts for Kids The sweet kinkajou–with its large eyes and round ears–is from Central and South America and hangs from trees and lives on fruit. It spreads the seeds of plants, and disperses pollen spores. When it munches flowers, it gets pollen on its face, and carries it to the next plant. They are …
Man of War fish has courage
Fun Facts for Kids Many Man of War fish spend their lives drifting along with the tide along with the Portuguese Man of War jellyfish. The fish, which has extra vertebrae allowing it to swim acrobatically among the dangerous tentacles of the Jellyfish, has a bit of immunity to its sting. However, if it makes …
Wolverines are fearless but …
Fun Facts for Kids Wolverines seem to be fearless animals because they are known to stand up to wolves, bears, moose, caribou, and other animals that are many times their size. Some big animals are actually chased from an area when a wolverine shows up. But, wolverines have also been known to be the loser …
Mantis shrimp have two superpowers
The colorful mantis shrimp has better eyesight than we do, and packs a harder punch!
Every fish is a critic
Fun Facts for Kids Plain male white-spotted pufferfishes are artists at heart. They make amazing patterns on the seafloor to attract females. These Japanese females may not notice her male counterpart because of his camouflage. The sand paintings are attractive and memorable and they do the job. White-spotted pufferfish females are known to prefer laying …
Angelfish can recognize their owners
Beautiful Regal Angelfish make great aquarium fishes! They can recognize their owners faces!
Hedgehogs can walk long distances
Even though Hedgehogs are only 4-12 in. long (10-30 cm.), they can to can travel up to two miles a night
Tiny Tarsiers have huge eyes
The tiny, shy Tarsier is a lemur-like primate found in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.
Octopuses can pack a punch
Octopuses can pack a punch when biting with their beaks.