Highest dog – Laika -
In 1957, Laika became the first dog sent into the cosmos. Originally a stray wandering the streets of Moscow, she was captured and launched on a one-
Highest ‘balloonist’ – The spider
Several spiders use their webs to fly. Called ‘ballooning’, they first climb to a high point such as a tree branch. They then point their backsides in the air, squirt out a long line of silk and let nature do the rest. Given a strong wind, ballooning spiders have been known to travel huge distances and have been found as high as 16,000 feet.
Highest flying bird – Rupell’s vultures
This mighty bird generally flies at a height of 20,000 feet and uses its awesome eyesight to spot dead animals on the ground. However one poor bird collided with a jet at an altitude of more than 37,000 feet!
Highest living land animal – The yak
These large, long-
Highest living cat – The snow leopard
The beautiful snow leopard remains one of the most mysterious, rarest and elusive cats in the world. Its natural home is high up in the rocky mountain ranges of Central Asia.
Do all animals fart?
It depends on what you call a fart. If we define farting as ‘releasing gas from the gut’, then all animals with guts fart. This is because as food is digested in the gut, gases are created as the food is broken down and these gases have to be released ie: through farting. Of course, due mainly to diet, some animals fart a lot more than others.