Animal Facts You Will Love

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.


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2. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.


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3. When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.


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4. Turtles can breathe through their butts.


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5. Cows have best friends.


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6. Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble.


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7. A prison in Washington pairs up “death row” shelter cats with select inmates as part of a rehabilitation program. It seems to be a pretty wonderful thing for both the inmates and the cats.


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8. Macaques in Japan use coins to buy vending machine snacks.


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9. Norway knighted a penguin.


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10. In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.


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12. Spiders can’t fly.

13. Sweden has a rabbit show-jumping competition called Kaninhoppning.


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14. Pigs’ orgasms last for 30 minutes.


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15. Dolphins have names for each other.


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16. Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and set aside room for their toilet.


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17. A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”


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18. Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.


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19. Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.


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20. The closest relatives to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews.


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21. A cat version of the corgi exits: the munchkin cat.


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22. There is a program that makes prison inmates responsible for training and raising seeing-eye dogs. Many reported that they felt like they were making amends for their past actions by working with the puppies.


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23. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.


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24. Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds.


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25. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.


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26. Turritopsis nutricula Immortal jellyfish is the only species known to live forever.


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27. Long-time bird watcher and nature writer Candace Savage has observed that crows are so intelligent they can play pranks on each other.


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28. Butterflies taste with their feet.


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29. There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.


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30. Squirrels will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned.


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