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Fun Facts about Animal Eyes

  • The largest eyeball on the planet is 18 inches wide, about the size of a large watermelon and it belongs to The Giant Squid.






  • An ant has only two eyes. But each eye contains lots of smaller eyes. This is called a “compound eye”.






  • Dogs can’t see the difference between the colours red and green.




    • A chameleon’s eyes can look in different directions- at the same time!

 Cameleon Eye Video






  • The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.






  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.






  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.






Your cat’s eyes offer her almost 285 degrees of sight in three dimensions. Ideal peripheral vision for hunting.

The night vision of the Cat is legendary. In order to see, they need only one-sixth as much light as a human. They cannot, however, see in total darkness. When enough light is not available, they use their whiskers to feel their way around.

Cats do see in color, and can distinguish yellow, blue, and green hues. Their eyes are best, however, at detecting movement, and shades of gray.


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One Response to Fun Facts about Animal Eyes

  1. Nikita says:

    wow… interesting facts !! I’ve heard that Men are able to read fine print better than women… its kinda partiality with men 😛

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