The animal kingdom can be described with simply one word: amazing. We learn many amazing animal facts as children and even more as adults and one thing that remains the same is the utter fascination with wild animals.
Unlike humans, they don’t have the internet and they don’t order take-out but they live life like it was meant to be, one day at a time. We curated some of the most amazing animal facts and we’re confident, you’ll probably learn a few new things about the animal kingdom.
1) Reindeer animal facts: In order to capture more sunlight, reindeer eyes turn blue during the winter.
2) Tigers don’t only have striped fur, they have striped skin.
3) Octopuses detect ‘tastes’ with the suckers on their arms.
4) Deer can run up to 30 miles an hour.
5) Rats let out little laughs when tickled.
6) Horses use their ears, nostrils, and eyes to create distinct facial expressions to communicate with other horses.
7) The axolotl cano regenerate almost every body part it has. Even its spine.
8) Crows have been observed to actually play pranks on each other.
9) Cats only meow to their moms when they are kittens, and to humans. Grown cats never meow to each other.
10) Wild chimpanzees in Guinea like to find and consume fermented palm sap. They like to get drunk.
11) Cats have around 500 tastebuds while dogs have around 1700.
12) Dolphins have specific names for one another.
13) Squirrels will adopt orphaned babies and care for them like they are their own.
14) When a baby elephant is stressed, it will suck on its own trunk for comfort.
iraffe tongues are black. Scientists believe this is so that they don’t get sunburnt when they eat.
16) Orcas can learn how to speak dolphin by replicating their tones.
17) Otters have incredibly thick fur. They are thought to have around 1,000,000 hairs per square inch.
18) A moth can detect and follow the scent of its mate from several miles away.
19) Studies show that pigeons are able to do math at a similar level to monkeys.
20) Female bats will readily help raise other bat babies if need be.
21) Because their eggshells are porous, embryos can breathe through them before hatching.
22) A shrimp’s brain is located in its head.
23) While cute, the slow loris is the only primate to have a venomous bite.
24) Snails can sleep for 3 years.
25) Snow leopards have less developed vocal cords than other large cats. So, rather than roar, they let a ‘chuff’ which is like a loud purr.
26) In busy waters, manatees will budge in front of alligators, and the alligators allow it without a fight.
27) The stripes on zebras are a result of years and years of evolution to help ward off bugs and insects.
According to scientists, only 5% of the ocean has so far been explored and new species of animals are found on land and in the sea. And, researchers are learning new facts from animals every single day.
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