Monday, February 20, 2012

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT REPTILES


1.       Boas, as well as many other snakes have special heat-sensitive organs that are called pits. These pits are on their heads. They can detect the heat given by a warm-blooded animal standing close to them.
2.       The king Cobra can grow to the length of 5.5 m, and is regarded as the largest poisonous snake in the world. A tiny amount of its poison can kill up to 30 people.
3.       Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.
4.       The stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut!
5.       Dinosaurs probably lived to be between 75 to 300 years of age. Scientists figured this out from looking at the structure of their bones.
6.       Snakes always keep their eyes open, even when they are asleep.
7.       A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
8.       A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
9.       Cobras are able to kill with a bite as soon as they are born.
10.    The reptiles have 6,000 species crawling in their habitats; and more are discovered each year.
11.    No dentist for this creature! Crocodiles, through their life grow new teeth that replace the old set!
12.    A crocodile can never stick its tongue out of its mouth. 

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