Amazing Animals

There are so many fun facts about animals! All animals are wonderful and the Viva! Amazing Animals page shows us just that. Find out more about your favourite farmed animals and then share your knowledge of these amazing creatures with your family and friends!




Cows recognise different people and will pretend that they haven’t been fed in order to get seconds!
Cows make different noises to speak to different cows in the herd, just like we call each other by our own names!
Cows have been known to play hide-and-seek, although they’re rather too big to be very good at the game!



Chickens have highly sensitive beaks just like our fingertips! Their beaks are filled with nerve endings for touch, pain, taste and temperature.
Chickens have better eyesight than humans – and see more colours!
Chickens recognise each other’s faces.



A pig’s sense of smell is 2,000 times more powerful than a human’s.
Pigs love nothing more than a good back scratch, massage or belly rub!
Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals on earth. They are sometimes smarter than, dogs, monkeys, dolphins and even human toddlers. They can even be taught to play computer games!



Sheep have excellent memories and can remember at least 50 individual faces (sheep and human!) for years.
Sheep have best friends.
Ewes form strong bonds with their lambs, who quickly learn to recognise their mother’s bleats if they stray too far from each other.

Sea Creatures


Turtles were alive at the same time as dinosaurs.
The biggest fish in the world is a whale shark which grows to more than 20 metres long. This is the same as two buses!
Salmon can live in both freshwater streams and salty water like the sea!
Lobsters hear with their legs and taste with their feet!
Crabs can quickly learn to find their way out of a maze!



Goats sneeze as an alarm! This warns other goats of danger.
Goats are excellent climbers and can even climb to the top of trees!


Turkeys have a great sense of hearing even though they have no ears!
Turkeys love music and will cluck along with songs.
Some turkeys run to their human companions for cuddles. They love to be stroked and petted. They will remember your face and if they like you, they will come up to you to greet you.

Ducks & Geese


Ducks and geese’s feathers are waterproof. Their beaks create an oil which they brush over their feathers so the water bounces off just like a raincoat!
Migrating geese fly in a ‘V’ shape to conserve energy and to be able to keep track of other geese in the group.
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