We love pets, regardless of their size, weight or fluffiness. Each of them has something unique about them that sparks our curiosity. Here are a handful of facts that may surprise even those who hang out with pets every day.
#1 Otters show their babies in the face of danger to make the predator feel compassion for them
#2 Sea otters also hold hands while sleeping to prevent rolling over and drifting off
#3 Squirrels plant thousands of trees each year because they forget where exactly they bury their acorns
#4 Puffins mate for life – after finding a mate, they build their home on a cliff and stay with each other for the rest of their lives
#5 Cows make friends with other cows, and when they are lonely, they feel really strong anxiety
#6 Octopuses collect shiny objects and shells of crustaceans to build a “garden” around their caves. It is meant to camouflage their home
#7 Elephants suck their trunk the way humans suck their thumbs when they’re babies
#8 Cats rarely “bump” others with their heads, but when they do, it’s to show that they trust them
#9 Squirrels adopt and care for other baby squirrels if the squirrels are orphans
#10 Pandas can sleep anywhere, so they usually fall asleep wherever they are
#11 Prairie dogs greet each other by kissing
#12 Some young owls sleep like this
#13 Penguins have knees
#14 Cats can’t smell sugar because their tongue doesn’t have the right receptors
#15 Bearded vultures are the only birds that wear makeup – they deliberately dye their white feathers red using mud
#16 Here’s how big a whale skull is
#17 Owls don’t like rain….
#18 Elephant foot Vs. Human foot
#19 Chinese water deer look like vampires
#20 Shark eggs are transparent
#21 Some types of five-spotted starfish may be born as squares due to genetic abnormalities
Which fact surprised you most?