•  One pair of adult mice can produce 200 offspring in just four months.

• Rats have poor eyesight and can’t see color. They also can’t burp or vomit.

• A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

• Rats are very clean and don’t usually smell. Rats spend about a third of their waking life grooming themselves.

• Happy rats will chatter or grind their teeth; it’s called “bruxing.

• Bats always exit a cave to the left.

• Bats fly in a manner similar to a swimmer doing the butterfly stroke. They can reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour in open areas.

• The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

• The Malayan flying fox has a wingspan up to 79 inches in length and weighs 53 ounces.

• Vampire bats eat about 1 oz (20 ml) of blood a night.

• A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

• The name ‘ferret’ is thought to have derived from the Latin word for ‘thief’ as ferrets are well known for their love of taking small items and hiding them.

• The average adult squirrel needs to eat about a pound of food a week to maintain an active life.

• A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

• The prairie dog makes burrows which is called Town. The town may contain 1,000 animals, and it can stretch under the ground for miles.

• A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

• Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.

• Badgers live in social groups of four to 12 adults.

• The European mink was first considered Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1988. Its status was upgraded to Endangered in 1994.

• The European mink is considered highly endangered and legally protected in all range countries except Russia.

• Skunks spray such a foul odor that human noses can detect it at 10 parts per billion, which is why the smell seems to linger for so long.

• Skunks can accurately spray their fluid up to ten feet.

• Although typical dens are much smaller, Wolverines have been known to dig dens as deep as 4.5 meters (15 feet) with lateral tunnels extending as far as 45.7 meters (150 feet)

• There are 1,000 barbs in a single porcupine quill.

• Porcupines do not shoot quills out at their enemies; the quills come out easily when their enemies are touched.

• Although Raccoons are considered one of the four primary carriers of the rabies virus in the US, only one human death as the result of the Raccoon strain of the virus has been documented.

• Several studies focusing on Raccoon memory have shown that Raccoons can remember the solutions to specific tasks for up to three years.

• Raccoons have died off in several parts of their original range, including Cuba and Jamaica, where they were last seen in 1687.

• With an average weight of only 3-4 pounds (1-2 kg), the Holland lop is the smallest lop-eared rabbit.

• To help them survive in areas with few places to hide, European hares can run at speeds up to 30 miles per hour for up to 15 minutes.

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