21 Surprising Animal Facts. A Fascinating Insight into the Lives of Various Species

    21 Surprising Animal Facts. A Fascinating Insight into the Lives of Various Species

    21 Surprising Animal Facts. A Fascinating Insight into the Lives of Various Species
    Tania
    3:10 PM EDT, August 24, 2021, updated: 12:26 PM EDT, August 28, 2021

    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

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    #2 Sea otters also hold hands while sleeping to prevent rolling over and drifting off

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    #3 Squirrels plant thousands of trees each year because they forget where exactly they bury their acorns

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    #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

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    #5 Cows make friends with other cows, and when they are lonely, they feel really strong anxiety

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    #6 Octopuses collect shiny objects and shells of crustaceans to build a “garden” around their caves. It is meant to camouflage their home

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    #7 Elephants suck their trunk the way humans suck their thumbs when they’re babies

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    #8 Cats rarely “bump” others with their heads, but when they do, it’s to show that they trust them

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    #9 Squirrels adopt and care for other baby squirrels if the squirrels are orphans

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    #10 Pandas can sleep anywhere, so they usually fall asleep wherever they are

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    #11 Prairie dogs greet each other by kissing

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    #12 Some young owls sleep like this

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    #13 Penguins have knees

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    #14 Cats can’t smell sugar because their tongue doesn’t have the right receptors

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    #15 Bearded vultures are the only birds that wear makeup - they deliberately dye their white feathers red using mud

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    #16 Here’s how big a whale skull is

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    #17 Owls don’t like rain….

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    #18 Elephant foot Vs. Human foot

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    #19 Chinese water deer look like vampires

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    #20 Shark eggs are transparent

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    #21 Some types of five-spotted starfish may be born as squares due to genetic abnormalities

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    Which fact surprised you most?

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