A grisly bear has a bite so powerful it can crush a bowling ball.
Marmots communicate with each other by kissing.
It looks like this.
A giraffe has 47 neck vertebrae
Like most mammals, it only has 7
Certain hedgehogs can become a flexible ball because they don't have bones
Some hedgehogs can do it due to a ring-like muscle, but they all have bones.
The common dolphin was frequently featured in ancient Greek and Roman writings.
All ladybirds have the exact same number of dots on their wings.
The wings have 8 dots, 4 for each wing.
Ring-Tailed lemurs are ruled by 1-3 prominent males.
Like many other kinds of lemurs, they are in fact ruled by a female.
Starfish do not have a brain.
They have no brain nor blood!
The longest a red kangaroo has jumped was 16 feet (4 meters).
Kangaroo males can cover up to 30 feet (9 meters) in a single leap!
Adult male gorillas have a silver stain on their neck
Alligators don't eat during winter
When it gets cold in the winter, alligators slow down. Below 70 degrees F or so they stop feeding, and when it gets much colder, alligators dig out a den in the bank of a pond or river and go dormant until it warms up again. Alligators can even survive freezing conditions.
Comodo Dragons are imposing, but they are actually vegetarians
The Comodo dragon is a fierce predator that can capture and eat animals much larger than it
Unlike the common misconception, cuckoo birds are excellent parents and stay on their eggs for the entire duration.
They do not. They, like the stories say, put their eggs in other birds' nests so they can grow up and take over the nest.
Rick J. Pelleg
Dolphins communicate mainly via touch and chemical smells
Actually, dolphins mainly communicate audibly, with clicks and whistles.
Ostriches sometimes swallow rocks to aid with their digestion.
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