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    Hippo milk is pink.
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    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
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    Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
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    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
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    A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
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    When Koko, the gorilla famous for knowing sign language, was asked where gorillas go after death, she responded by signing “Comfortable hole, bye.”
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    It has been estimated that a bite from a grizzly bear can crush a bowling ball.
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    The Tree Lobster, once thought to be extinct, is an insect that can grow to the size of a human hand, and it can only be found on a small island of rock that is Ball's Pyramid, Australia.
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    When Washoe, the first chimp to use sign language, was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY."
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    Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world - they have even been known to rescue other animals, such as trapped dogs.
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    Whales and dolphins can't taste anything other than salt.
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    Some farmers in Kenya are using elephants' natural fear of bees and building "beehive fences" that keep wild elephants from trampling the crops. It keeps the farms safe, and prevents farmers from having to kill elephants to defend their livelihood!
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    In 2011, a male tiger in India adopted a litter of orphaned cubs, taking on the role of ‘mother’. Wildlife officials say such behavior had never been observed before.
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    Ralph, the world's largest bunny, weighs 55 pounds and eats $90 worth of food a week.
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    There is a sea snail that wears a suit of iron plated armor. It is the only known animal to use iron sulphide as skeletal material.
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    Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
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    Cymothoa exigua is a type of parasite that enters through fish's gills, eats their tongue, and then replaces it.
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    When a drone bee mates with a queen, its ejaculation is so powerful that it can even be heard by the human ear.
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    Giant Anteaters' front legs look like a panda. (See Picture)
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    It takes at least eight bees all their life to make one single teaspoonful of honey.
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    Travis was a chimpanzee who socialized with humans since birth. He could log onto a computer to look at pictures, watch TV using a remote control, brush his teeth, feed hay to his owner's horses, water plants, and learned the schedule of passing ice cream trucks.
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    A group of pugs is called a grumble.
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    Dolphins have names for one another.
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    An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and can have 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
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    In Australia, there are spiders big enough to eat snakes.
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    The Hercules beetle, despite weighing only 100 grams, can lift 8 kilograms, making it one of the proportionally strongest animals in the world.
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    A Robo Fish created by researchers at NYU-Poly was left to interact with normal fish. It was accepted by them and soon guided them as a leader.
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    Caucasian Mountain Dog (aka Russian Bear Dog) males reach over 200lb and have historically been used to hunt bears.
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    Blue whale arteries are large enough for humans to swim through and their hearts are the size of cars.
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    Bats sleep 18-20 hours per day.
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    Ants have tiny magnetic compasses in their antennae which help them navigate.
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    In April, 2014, a rare goat-sheep hybrid (aka 'geep') was born on an Irish farm.
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    In order to enhance the taste, Japanese macaque wash their food in salt water before they eat. They also make snowballs for fun!
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    The difference between antlers and horns is that antlers are shed each year and are made of bone while horns are kept for life and are made of living tissue and bone with a sheath that is very similar to human finger nails.
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    Army ants are used as “natural sutures”. Their jaws are so powerful, natives staple wounds by forcing ants to bite them and break off the body
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    Parrotfish make themselves a kind of mucus 'sleeping bag' which masks their smell from predators and keeps parasites away.
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    Only 3% of bird species have penises.
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    Dire wolves actually existed, living up to 10,000 years ago before going extinct.
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    Tigers, leopards, and jaguars love "Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men". The scent is used to attract animals to cameras in the wilderness, and was even a turn on for one pair of Jaguars who were subject to it.
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    Some older/less efficient worker termites will develop 'backpacks' of toxic chemicals that explode when the termite is threatened. They are essentially used as suicide bombers when the colony is being attacked.
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    Some lizards, in which the tail is a major storage organ for accumulating reserves, will return to a dropped tail after the threat has passed, and will eat it to recover part of the sacrificed supplies.
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    When flatworms mate, two "males" use their bifurcated penises to fence one another. The winner, or the flatworm who stabs the other with its penis, remains a male while the loser becomes female.
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    Mosquitoes prefer certain blood types, and people with the “O” blood type are more likely to get bitten.
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    Pet dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand human gesture.
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    All pandas are ‘owned’ by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1mil/year each with minimum of 10 years.

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