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15 Animal Facts Your Children Will Love

Looking at the world through the eyes of children makes it so much more fascinating and awe-inspiring – just one of the many reasons why they’re a joy to have around.

Here are 15 facts about animals that your children, and the child in you, will enjoy.

  1. Cats have three eyelids: an upper and lower lid just like us, plus a third lid that looks like clear plastic. It helps block out dust and keep their eyes from getting dry.
  2. Snails have hundreds of thousands of teeth that they drag along the ground as they search for food.

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Published Articles

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Wall Geckos

Growing up, I found wall geckos utterly disgusting. Their eyes, their skin, and the fact that they were always around in the compound where I grew up, disgusted me. My brothers had fun watching them leave their tails behind when frightened (surely you know all about this!) but I couldn’t stand them.

I often wondered if they had any blood in their bodies, considering the way their skins looked. I wondered how long they carried their babies and how they delivered them. I wondered if there was nothing we could exterminate them with, as we did rats and mosquitoes.

Then one day we moved house, I stopped seeing them, and I stopped wondering.

If you have ever been curious about wall geckos, here are 12 facts about them.