Tallest land animal – The giraffe
Giraffes are tall because their favourite snack is the rather thorny acacia tree. So they use their long, flexible necks to reach the young thornless leaves at the very top. The tallest giraffe on record was 19 feet high -
Longest snake – The reticulated python
Marginally longer than the heavier South American anaconda, the Asian reticulated python can measure over 30 feet in length. Like the anaconda, this snake kills kills its prey by constriction. The longest on record measured 33 feet and was found in Indonesia. But even that length was dwarfed by the truly enormous, dinosaur swalllowing titanboa.
Longest nose – The elephant
When you’re in the wild, kneeling down to drink can be dangerous, even for a 10 ton elephant. Which is why nature blessed them with a multi-
Longest arms – The gibbon
These cute apes (never call them monkeys!) have arms that are longer than their bodies and legs combined. They use their super-
Longest tooth – The narwhal
This honour belongs to the Narwhal, which is a type of whale. This impressive sea creature possesses an extremely long horn which is technically an overgrown left tooth! Over ten feet in length, they are used for showmanship, courtship and oceanic sword-
Are elephants really afraid of mice?
Answer : No, elephants are not afraid of mice. A popular myth was that an elephant might fear a mouse creeping into its trunk while asleep -
However one little creature, elephants are scared of are honeybees. And for good reason. Aggressive swarms of bees have been known to send elephants running, or strictly speaking fast walking, for their lives.