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30 Crazy Animal Facts That Will Change the Way You Look at Animals Forever

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When elephants die it is rarely from poor health or old age. They usually starve to death. This is because elephants replace their teeth 6 times throughout their lifetime.  Elephants have 4 molars. When the front two wear down they fall out and the two behind move forward and two new molars emerge at the back of their mouth. When all of their teeth fall out they will starve to death, usually around the age of 65.

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4 There Are Giant Fluorescent Pink Slugs In Australia

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It is well known that the animals in Australia are exotic and different to most of the other animals in the world. That list of strange animals just grew by one. A recently discovered slug at Mount Kaputar, near Narrabri in New South Wales is a bright fluorescent pink and can grow up to 20 centimetres (8 inches) long. So not only does it appear that Australia has a pink lake but also pink slugs.

It is believed they are a remnant from millions years ago when much of Australia’s eastern seaboard was dense rainforest. They have been able to survive in this usually dry environment due to a volcanic eruption around 17 million years ago that allowed them to survive in a hidden, moist habitat.

The slugs are genetically distinct being restricted to the mountain top that covers an area roughly 10 kilometres by 10 kilometres (6.2 miles by 6.2 miles). Following the discovery the area has been declared a endangered ecological community, granting it the highest level of protection from development and intrusion.

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