Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Amazing facts about animals

It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world. From the tiny snail to the great blue whale, each animal possesses a unique quality that makes it stand out from the rest. Even if you’re a zoology expert, you might be surprised by some of these amazing facts about animals. Prepare to be astounded by the resilience, physical abilities, and sheer brilliance of these magnificent creatures.

Kangaroos use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.

Cows have best friends.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.

Millions of trees grow every year thanks to squirrel’s forgetting where they put their nuts.

Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble.

Male pups will intentionally let female pups “win” when they play-fight so they can get to know them better.

 Elephants show remarkable empathy, even to other species.

Dolphins have names for one other.

Beware of an ant uprising! There are one million ants for every human in the world. These resilient creatures also never sleep and do not have lungs.

Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating. Talk about successful adaptation.

Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

A bee must visit 4,000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.

Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.

Rats laugh.

There’s an animal called the quokka and it’s the happiest animal in the world.

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