Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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4 months ago
In April, 2014, a rare goat-sheep hybrid (aka 'geep') was born on an Irish farm.
4 months ago
In order to enhance the taste, Japanese macaque wash their food in salt water before they eat. They also make snowballs for fun!
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
Parrotfish make themselves a kind of mucus 'sleeping bag' which masks their smell from predators and keeps parasites away.
4 months ago
Only 3% of bird species have penises.
4 months ago
Dire wolves actually existed, living up to 10,000 years ago before going extinct.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
Mosquitoes prefer certain blood types, and people with the “O” blood type are more likely to get bitten.
5 months ago
Pet dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand human gesture.
5 months ago
All pandas are ‘owned’ by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1mil/year each with minimum of 10 years.
6 months ago
Cuban rescue workers use sniffer rabbits to find people in collapsed buildings.
6 months ago
Worker bees must visit around 4,000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.
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