Jack Hanna's Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals

From northern South America through Central America to southern Texas, the giant toad is the most widespread Latin American amphibian.

The toads, who live up to 14 years in captivity, will eat almost anything up to the size of a mouse or small bird and have even been known to try to eat ping pong balls.

The giant toad's skin is very poisonous, with the greatest amount of venom located in a pair of small glands on the shoulders. When attacked, it will ooze this milky venom into the predator's mouth. The venom is highly toxic and can blind a human for hours and can kill children and small animals within a few hours.

More Wacky, Wild and Weird Animals from Jack Hanna

Naked Mole Rat

The naked mole rat uses its teeth for digging. Its mouth is specially designed to close behind the teeth to keep it from getting a mouthful of dirt while it works. The naked mole rat can live up to 30 years or more and can run as fast backward as it can forward.

Elephant

Did you know that in an elephant's trunk alone, there are about 40,000 muscles? Humans, on the other hand, have only 600 to 800 muscles in their entire body. An elephant drinks up to 50 gallons of water per day.

Ostrich

An ostrich can run up to 45 miles per hour, which makes it the fastest animal on two legs. The ostrich has only two toes on each foot.

Okapi

The okapi doesn't need cotton swabs; it can lick its own ears. The okapi eats leaves, grasses, fruits, fungi, and even charcoal.

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