Amazing facts about animal eyes

Scorpions have as many as 12 eyes, and marine worms have as many as 100 eyes scattered all over their bodies!

The eyes of hawks and eagles have special retinas with several small light sensitive cells that allow them to see small animals (like mice and rats) on the ground even when they are flying high above. Their vision is about eight times sharper than the average human eyes!

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Tropical fish and some brightly colored animals have many more color vision cells in their retinas than humans – this allows them to see colors that we cannot see.

A Bird called the American woodcock can see things all around it, and at sharp angles above and below it, without even turning its head!


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