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30 Surprising Animal Facts

The Animal world is awe-inspiring and full of surprises, I collected some animal facts that will amaze, amuse & teach you something new. Plus - super cute photos!

1. Did you know that Turtles can breath through their anus?!

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2. If a Squirrel finds a baby squirrel without parents, it will immediately adopt it!

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3. Bees communicate through a complex dance.

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4. Did you know that Dolphins actually have specific names for each other?

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5. In Japan, Macaques search for lost coins, as they learned to use vending machines!

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6. Humpback Whales can get a song stuck in their head!

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7. Did you know that a group of Pugs is called a "Grumble"?

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8. Baby Chimpanzees will pick up and play with rocks and sticks, pretending they're babies.

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9. This surprised me too, but apparently, rats & mice are ticklish and can actually laugh!

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10. Ever seen an excited bunny do this? It's called a "Binky"...

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11. So a group of bunnies is called a "Fluffle" and that's just too adorable!

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12. Shaved Guinea Pigs look exactly like baby Hippos!

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13. When passing by another, an ant will bow its head in greeting. Aren't these little fellas polite?

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14. Did you know that the Norwegian Army has a Knighted Colonel who's a Penguin?! His name is Colonel-in-Chief, Sir Nils Olav!

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15. Goats from different parts of the world actually have different accents!

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16. Pom-Pom Crabs aren't the ocean's cheerleaders, they actually pick poisonous anemones and wave them to defend themselves from predators.

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17. Speaking of Macaques again, when they're young - these guys make snowballs for fun! (but unlike us, they don't throw them at each other...)

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18. Ever seen dogs play around, then suddenly sneeze? That's how they tell each other that this is a game and not real aggression.

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19. Fennec Foxes have extra-hairy feet, they act like snow boots - but for sand, making sure the fox can run faster and doesn't get burns on their little fluffy feet.

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20. Sea Horses are amazing! They mate for life and when they swim around, they'll hold onto their mate's tail. (Oh, and the males actually get pregnant)

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21. When Otters go to sleep at night, they hold hands so they don't get separated.

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22. Does your cat bump its head against you? Its their way of showing that they trust you!

 

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23. In Sweden, they have an actual bunny-jumping show, called "Kaninhoppning" (Seriously!)

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24. Crows are known for being intelligent, but did you also know that they're such rascals that they play pranks on each other, just for fun?

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25. Cows choose other cows as best-friends and spend all their time together.

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26. Did you know that when they play, male puppies will let the females win?

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27. Squirrels hide some of their nuts by burying them, but they're also forgetful and these forgotten nuts lead to hundreds of new trees each year!

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28. Did you know that Elephant Shrews are actually related to Elephants, not Shrews?

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29. You probably heard that Otters use rocks to break-open molluscs, but did you know that they have a "favorite" rock, which they keep in a special pocket made of a skin-flap?

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30. Wombat poop is square! (but they're so adorable!)

I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I did finding them!

 

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