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Elephant Trunk Fact

Elephant Trunk Fact

The tip of an elephant's trunk is so sensitive and flexible that it can pick up a pin.




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Poisonous birds

The only poisonous birds known are the three species of Pitohui from Papua new Guinea - the Hooded Pitohui Pitohui dichrous the Rusty Pitohui P. ferrugineus and the Variable Pitohui P. kirhocephalus. The Hooded Pitohui is the deadliest. The skin and feathers contain almost the same homobatrachotoxin as the Poison Arrow Frogs.

Highest Flight

Some breeds of vultures can fly at altitudes as high as 36,900 feet.

Mosquitoes do not bite

Mosquitoes do not bite. They stab. A mosquito has no jaws, hence when attacking a victim, it pierces it with its long proboscis and sucks the blood up through it's nasal tube.

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