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Cat Hearing Fact

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear and each ear can turn independently.

Giraffe Hearing Fact

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Giraffe

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue

Dog Hearing Fact

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  • Dogs can hear much higher frequencies than humans, that is why they respond to “silent” dog whistles
  • The ears of a dog are controlled by 18 muscles. This allows the ears to tilt and rotate

 

Parrot Hearing Fact

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Parrots have a remarkable sense of hearing. In WW1 parrots were kept on the Eiffel Tower in Paris because they heard enemy planes approaching long before anyone else

Snake Hearing Fact

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Snakes do not have ears, but their tongues are sensitive to sound vibrations

Fish Hearing Fact

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Fish do not have ears but they can hear. They “hear” pressure changes through the ridges on their bodies

Mosquito Hearing Fact

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Male mosquitoes hear with thousands of tiny hairs that grow on their antennae

Cricket Hearing Fact

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The hearing organs of crickets are located in their knees

Cicada Hearing fact

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The hearing organs of cicadas are located in their stomachs