interesting seagull facts

October 20, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

Seagulls can be found around the oceans worldwide with the exception of some central Pacific islands, and some areas in Southeast Asia.

They can range in size from 11 to 31 inches.

Seagulls can live anywhere from 5-15 years. Some have been known to live 25 years!

Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes, specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.

Seagulls are good swimmers and can walk or even run easily on land.

Male seagulls have red legs.

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5 Responses to interesting seagull facts



November 1st, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Seagulls have orange or red legs that helps them run, swim, walk, and help them take off to fly.



November 1st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Seagulls aren’t very smart, but they are clever. When feeding them, do not hold it up in the air, or wave it up high, or some greedy seagulls might come swooping down and grabbing it from your hand. Seagulls are known to be greedy and stay at the food until another gull gets it, they get it, or something happens to it or gets taken away.


Shane Soine

April 1st, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I live in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Africa and have always wondered why there are no seagulls here, they have them in South Africa, can’t remember any in Mozambique either – is there a reason for this



June 3rd, 2010 at 8:05 am

Thanks for the info….. but i think that you should have a bit more



March 22nd, 2012 at 12:24 pm

why won’t seagulls swim under bridges???

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