Here we’ve gathered a collection of both weird animal facts and cool facts about animals that will make you realize that life isn’t always roses, no matter what your species you come from.
Despite the impression you might get from the multitude of adorable memes of cats and dogs that regularly flood the Internet, in some regards our animal pals kinda got the short end of the stick. Here you’ll learn random animal facts that will make your last pregnancy, set of braces, or abandonment issues look like child’s play. You’ll learn what sea creature is really the most heartless in the ocean and find out what breed of pooch was used as a nanny dog for centuries before being stereotyped by Hollywood.
So the next time you wish you could redecorate your house, take a look at what the average dwarf lemur is dealing with. Wish you weren’t so dependent on your significant other? We’ve got lady ferrets with a tale that’ll make you cry. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with your own plight or are just out to learn some interesting animal facts, it’s time to meet a group of creatures whose sad facts about animals will put things in perspective
As a breed, pitbulls are super intelligent, protective, and love pleasing their owners. Unfortunately recent stereotyping has led to a great deal of fear surrounding the breed who, with proper care and training, can be among the most loving and gentle dogs around.
Baby possums spent roughly the first three months of their lives in their mother’s pouch, where they nurse until they are old enough to crawl out. Still not quite ready to face the world alone however, they usually spend the next two weeks or so riding around clinging to their mom’s fur. Once big enough, the young ones start to fall off one-by-one as they become mature enough to face the world.
Though NASA originally thought taking birds into space would be a great idea, because they are so low maintenance, the plan went horribly wrong when they realized birds couldn’t swallow without gravity. As it turns out, the throats of most birds are just gravity chutes which is why they tilt their heads back to swallow.
Though wolves occasionally howl to ward other wolves away from their territory, scientists have uncovered that some howls have a softer side. Studies revealed that wolves howl to locate missing members of their pack and that the closer a relationship the howler has to the missing pack member, the more they howled for them.
For the most part, the average octopus tends to be kind of a loner and some will even seal themselves inside their dens with rocks. Though they mate with various other octopuses, they tend to kinda be deadbeat parents who pass very little knowledge on to their offspring.
Not only do most giraffes sleep standing up, they sleep very little at all. Giraffes in the wild only sleep about 20-30 minutes a day via a series of short power naps so they can stay on the alert for predators.
That’s right, the passion beavers seem to have for constantly chewing on logs isn’t just their favorite recreational activity. If they weren’t always wearing down their teeth, they’d quickly get too big for them to eat.
A study from a Montreal University shows that, not unlike humans, mice do indeed experience empathy when one of their fellows is sad or in pain
Pigs have not only been proven to be smarter than dogs, but can even outrank your average toddler when it comes to intelligence. A study at Penn State even revealed that they excel at joy-stick controlled video games even better than most primates.
When it comes to crows, these are definitely not a bird whose bad side you want to get on. Research shows that if a crow feels threatened by you, he will remember your face for the rest of his life and attack you any chance he gets with the help of his many crow friends.
By making sleep a group effort, male zebras protect the females of their group from any strange zebra guys who might try any funny business.
Perhaps due to the nature of potential destruction possible when a group of hippos unite, a hippo pack is called a “crash” of hippos.Other weird animal pack names include bears, who when gathered form a “sleauth” and crows, a flock of which is called a “murder.”
As it turns out, Winnie the Pooh would not have had all those honey issues had he only been a grizzly. Grizzlies can smell food sources from anywhere from 18-20 miles away.
Ever notice how goats have creepy horizontal instead of round pupils? Well as it turns out, the odd shape comes in handy, as they allow goats to see around 320-340 degree vision, whereas humans can only see 160-210 degrees without moving.
Though a basketball career may not be in the making for any elephants near you, the reason elephants can’t jump is that there’s no need. They tend to rely more on their massive size and each other for protection from predators
The truth is that Red Pandas aren’t actually Pandas and aren’t nearly as closely related to bears as was initially suspected. Though scientists have tried to lump them in with various groups over the years, the truth is that they are more a species all their own.
Though it doesn’t actually “meep” as it’s cartoon counterparts may suggest, roadrunners are none the less a pretty extraordinary animal. They can actually survive without water as long as they eat prey with high water content and have glands near their eyes that help them “cry” to excrete excess salt.
Though alligators are amazing creatures, they travel light when it comes to brain mass. Whereas the average adult human brain weighs 1,300 – 1,400 grams, an alligator’s weighs an average of 8.4.
The odds are, if you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish, it regretted nothing. That’s because the sea creatures literally have no hearts or bones for that matter. They are made up of about 95% water.
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