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Halloween Costume Giveaway

Halloween costumes from HalloweenCostumes.com

Animal Fact Guide is giving away THREE Halloween costumes courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com.  For a chance to win, simply comment below with your favorite animal fact by September 23. Be sure to include your email address so we may contact the winners for their mailing address and choice of costume.

Three lucky winners will have their choice of any costume available on HalloweenCostumes.com valued up to $50.

Note: This contest is open to people in the U.S. only.


UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners, Amanda A., Rita M., and Nicole F.!

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  1. Emperor penguins can dive deeper in the water than any other bird – as deep as 565 m (1850 ft.) – and they can stay under for more than 20 minutes.

  2. Penguins don’t live near freshwater — at least none that isn’t frozen. Instead they drink salt water. They have a special gland in their bodies that takes the salt out of the water they drink and pushes it out of grooves in their bill. A handy in-house filtration system!

  3. I always thought it was cool how cheetahs can run over 60mi/hr. The world record for humans is 23.4 mi/hr.

  4. PANDAS! One of the interesting evolutionary traits of the panda is their protruding wrist bone that acts like a thumb. This helps the pandas hold bamboo while they munch on it with their strong molar teeth.

  5. Dolphins have to be conscious to breath which means they cannot go into a full deep sleep because they would suffocate. So, dolphins let one half of their brain sleep at a time and get about 8 hours of sleep per day in this fashion.

  6. A wolf’s howl – owing to its specific frequency, doesn’t echo even if the animal howls right in the middle of a valley. This is a natural animal adaptation for wolves, which plays a crucial role in communication and hunting for this species.

  7. Pandas can reproduce at 4-8 years of age. However, the female pandas are only able to get pregnant 2-3 days in the spring.

  8. Pandas: One of the interesting evolutionary traits of the panda is their protruding wrist bone that acts like a thumb

    knjmcd at gmail dot com

  9. “Normally, spotted eagle owls make their nests on the ground, sheltered by a bush, grass, or rocks. Because their habitat is declining due to development, the eagle owls have been forced to find other suitable nesting areas within a more urban landscape.”
    I think that this is sad. It’s good that they are adapting, but they shouldn’t have to.
    tammy @ learningfelt dot com

  10. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.

  11. I was amazed by the fact that Tasmanian Devils can give birth to up to 50 tiny babies only 3 weeks after conception. Sadly, only 4 survive because the mother has only 4 teats in her pouch.


  12. Oh fun!! I need a Halloween costume for my soon to be 1 year old…so I’m crossing my fingers!! My favorite animal fact…that’s difficult…I have several favorites…I guess it would be that each hair on a polar bear’s body is covered with wax to repel the frigid water in order to keep the bear from freezing when it’s swimming in the cold waters. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  13. The oldest breed of a dog known to mankind is the ‘Saluki’.

    An ostrich is the fastest bird and can run up to 70 km/h.

  14. “Because gray wolves eliminate only weak animals, herds become stronger and healthier as a whole. In fact, studies have shown that gray wolves have helped prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, a contagious neurological disease, in deer.”


  15. I’ve loved elephants my whole life and know tons (no pun intended), but it wasn’t until I was pregant with my 1st that this fact really sunk in…

    An Elephant’s gestation period is 22 mths (just short of 2 YEARS!) and the baby calves are on average just over 200 pounds at birth! YIKES

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  16. My (nearly) five-year-old would like to contribute the following shark fact:
    A shark will sink if it stops moving.
    Thanks for the chance!

    stkc79 at gmail dot com

  17. My favorite animal fact is that swans stay together for life.

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  18. Polar bears do not hibernate like other bears, but females do enter into a dormant state while pregnant.

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  19. The blood pressure of a giraffe is the highest in comparison to every animal species! Thanks for holding such a great giveaway!

  20. Adult cats do not meow to each other; just to people.

    I am still wondering why they purr!

    The giveaway looks great. tabathay at ymail dot com.

  21. A horse weighing approximately 1,200-pounds, eats approximately seven times it’s own weight, in a year.


  22. Fun animal fact, sloths come down to the jungle floor about once a week and poop in the same spot every time! You could probably keep them in your house and have a litter box!! I love sloths, and I would love to win this, thanks!

    classycleverchic at gmail dot com

  23. One drop of Marbled Cone snail venom can kill up to 20 humans. Hard core! Thanks for this giveaway.

  24. I was suprised that the Tasmanian Devil can birth to up to 50 babies, called joeys, 3 weeks after conception. Also, that only 4 of them survive because the mother only has 4 teats available for feeding.

  25. The male platypus also possesses two small spurs, one on each hind paw. The spurs release enough toxic venom to kill a small animal or be incredibly painful for a human.

  26. Found it interesting that 2 of an octopus’s “arms” actually act more like legs. Great giveaway an cool site! Thanks. 🙂

  27. The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.

  28. Narwhals also have a second tooth that measures about 30 cm (1 ft.) long, but it remains embedded in the skull.

  29. The Mexican axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamander has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life. This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its wide head.

  30. Certain alligators can survive the winter by freezing their heads in ice, leaving their nose out to breathe for months on end. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  31. It is a myth that dogs are color blind- they see colors, just not as vivid as humans (it is compared to humans sight during dusk).

  32. When A cat drinks instead of lapping up water like dogs do they move their tongue back and forth to the water really fast creating a “tunnel” of water that defies gravity. Then they swallow.