Looking back on 2021: where did that year go?

Well, what a year it’s been! I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible clients over the last 12 months and, as many of you already know, I’m very much looking forward to welcoming an adorable bundle of joy in the next few months, but as the year draws to a close, I thought I’d take a look back as some of your favourite animal facts of 2021.

“Harvest mice are the smallest mice in Europe weighing only 6g”

I shared this post on 30 January. In it, I also explained how these creatures are also the only mammal in the UK that have a prehensile tail – meaning that they have the ability to grasp objects with them.

(๐Ÿ“ธ: Nick Fewings, Unsplash)

“Crocodiles live for up to 100 years”

Shared on 28 October, my post also talked about how there are 13 known species of crocodile. The largest is the saltwater crocodile at up to 2,000lbs and the smallest is the dwarf crocodile, weighing no more than 15lbs.

(๐Ÿ“ธ: Jack Kelly, Unsplash)

“Jumping spiders can leap distances 50 times their own body length”

Posted on 21 February, I also shared how jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes allowing them to spot insects from as far away as 20cm.

(๐Ÿ“ธ: Erik Karits, Unsplash)

“Green iguanas are the largest species measuring up to two metres in length”

Shared on 29 March, this was part of a fast facts post all about iguanas.

(๐Ÿ“ธ: Alexis Antonia, Unsplash)

“Elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews”

Posted on 13 October, I discussed how DNA analysis in 2014 made the above discovery.

(๐Ÿ“ธ: Harald Matern, Pixabay)

For more fascinating facts about the animals we share this planet with, be sure to follow @ChloeMayWrites on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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