A kid-friendly fact about horses is that they can sleep positioned standing up or lying down. Horses can run soon after they are born and most can gallop at speeds approaching 27 miles per hour; the fastest-ever recorded... More »

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A leopard's tail is as long as its entire body. This helps the leopard maintain balance and make turns more quickly. The leopard is a fast, solitary mammal that reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Birds and dinosaurs... More »

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Asian and African elephants are the largest land animals. They typically weigh between 4,900 and 14,000 pounds, but as of 2014, the highest recorded weight of an elephant was 24,000 pounds. Unsurprisingly, these massive ... More »

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A kid-friendly fact about horses is that there are around 400 different breeds of horses. These breeds specialize in many different things from racing to cart-pulling. The domestication of the horse occurred about 4,000 ... More »

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Miniature livestock are much smaller versions of animals usually bred as livestock, such as cattle, chickens, sheep and horses. They are half to one-third the size of their more standard bred relatives and are largely gr... More »

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There are many fun facts about horses, such as they can sleep standing up and are one of the fastest mammals on Earth. The top-recorded speed of a horse is 55 miles per hour. In fact, a mare can run only an hour after gi... More »

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Mustangs are descended from horses brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the 1500s and have been used by both Native Americans and American pioneers for work and transportation. Although many mustangs live in ... More »