Interesting Farm Animal Fun Facts That You Should Know

Interesting Farm Animal Fun Facts That You Should Know

We are all familiar with different types of animals. We keep in contact with several types of living or dead animals everyday and there are many interesting facts about them that we don’t know. It is very interesting to learn about the animal behaviors because many of us, especially those of us who live in the country, interact with the farm animals as well as other pet animals on a regular basis.

We depend on animals for several reasons, some we keep as pets and some we raise for food. Some of the birds and animals that we keep as pets make great companions, and some are beautiful to look at.

Here are some interesting facts about farm animals given below.

 

Donkey

Data Sheetfarm animal donkey

Biological Name: Equus africanus asinus

Origin:  Evolved from the Nubian and Somalian, endangered species of white Ass.

Sex: Male donkey is called a Jack, and female is called a Jenny.

Weight: 250 Kilo grams or 570 pounds on average.

Height: 1.42 m, 4.65 feet

Population: 44 million worldwide, available in Asia, Africa, Mexico, and some other Central American and South American countries.

Lifespan: +25 on average.

Top 5 interesting facts about donkeys

  1. A female donkey and male a horse may give birth to a hinny; a female horse and male donkey make a mule. 
  2. The word donkey was originated in the late 18th century, to rhyme with the word monkey.
  3. The largest population of donkeys is found in china, about 11 million of the 44 millions found worldwide. 
  4. In Britain, you must obtain a passport for your donkey.
  5. Collective noun for a group of donkeys is herd, pace, or drove of donkeys.

 

Pigs

farm animal pigData Sheet

Biological Name: Sus

Origin:  They are thought to be originated from Asia and brought to New Zealand and the United States by traders in the 16th and 17th century.

Sex: Male – Boar, Hog, Female – Sow

Weight: 50-60 kilo grams, 100- 200 pounds.

Height: 24 – 30 inches, 0.6-0.7 meters.

Population: 1000 in New Zealand, 500 in Britain, which are still considered a rare breed.

Lifespan: 8 years on average

Top 5 interesting facts about pigs

  1. The famous actor George Clooney had a pet pig named Max for 18 years. It died in 2006.
  2. Charles Dickens’s wife had two nick names, one was pig, and the other one was mouse.
  3. Clay called pygg was used to make piggy banks, and that’s how it got the name.
  4. Droppings of pig were used in 1997 in Laos as a snail repellant on rice fields.
  5. Pigs roll on mud to cool themselves.

 

Hens

farm animal henData Sheet

Biological Name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Origin:  there is evidence of hens being domesticated in South Asia about 8000 years ago.

Sex: A male hen is called a rooster or cock.

Weight: They can weigh up to 50 pounds or 30 kilograms.

Height: 10-15 inches, about 38-40 centimeters.

Population: 25 billions world wide

Lifespan: 5-10 years.

Top 5 interesting facts about hens

  1. Hens can lay about 300 eggs a year.
  2. Hens are thought to be the nearest relative to the Tyrannosaurus rex.
  3. Chicken can lay eggs of different colored depending on its breed.
  4. The tradition in Japan is to eat chicken and strawberry short-cakes on the Christmas Eve.
  5. A rooster may dance to attract its female partners.

 

Cows

Cows eating grass.Data Sheet

Biological Name: Bos primigenius

Origin:  The history of raising and breeding cows goes back to the ancient Mesopotamian Civilization, 10,000 years ago.

Sex: A female cow is called Heifer, male cow is called bull, ox, steer.

Weight: 1500-2000 pounds,

Height: 4.5 – 5 feet, about 1.5 meters

Population: 1.3 billion worldwide

Lifespan: 10 – 15 years

Top 5 interesting facts about cows

  1. On an average, a person eats about 57 kilograms or 125.5 pounds of beef a year, which is about the weight of a teenager.
  2. It has been found in Spain that fitting cows with steel dentures can increase the amount of milk production in cows by 60%.
  3. In Sweden, people play a game called cow bingo, where people bet on cows based on where they will drop their cowpat in a square marked field.
  4. Cows can smell up to four miles away, which is pretty amazing.
  5. Cows have four stomachs. It first it just chews the grass enough to swallow it, and then it fills up her first two stomachs. Later when she rests, she chews the grass again and fills her other two stomachs.

 

Goats

farm animal goatsData Sheet

Biological Name: Capra aegagrus

Origin:  South East Asia, Africa, Europe

Sex: A make goat is called Billy or Buck, female goat is called Doe or Nanny

Weight: 60-80 pounds, 27 – 37 kilograms.

Height: over 3 feet, 30-40 centimeters.

Population:  estimated over 300 million different species of goats around the world.

Lifespan: 15 to 20 years

Top 5 interesting facts about goats

  1. Goats are a very important for economies of millions of people around the world as they are very easy to keep and provide a good source of milk and meat.
  2. Pregnancy of a goat can last up to 150 days and they give birth to 1-3 kids at a time.
  3. A group of goats is called a trip in proper English
  4. Goats are social animals, but unlike their close relative, the sheep, they are not flock oriented.
  5. Kids follow the mother goats almost immediately after being born, and are weaned after 6 months of birth.

So, here we have some of the amazing, important, and interesting facts about some of the most common farm animals. In the future, we will present you with some more facts about other common pet animals.

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