Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    Titanoboa was the largest snake that ever lived.
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    The station master and operating officer at the Kishi Station, Japan, is a cat!
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    When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a whole herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
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    Freddie Mercury held parties with midgets carrying around trays of cocaine.
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    Camels and llamas can cross breed. The offspring is called a ‘Cama’.
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    Sharks have been on the planet longer than trees.
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    When a male gentoo penguin "falls in love" with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.
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    Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
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    The Jewel Wasp injects a drug into a cockroach’s brain, turns it into a zombie, rides it like a horse back to its burrow, and then lets its hatched larvae feed on the cockroaches body from the inside.
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    Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know they are at work. When you take it off they instantly become playful and energetic.
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    A new born kangaroo is small enough to fit in a spoon!
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    Sloths only poop once a week. The event is called 'the poo dance' because they wiggle their butts.
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    Honeypot ants are a unique insect that use their own bodies as living storage pots of honey.
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    There's a breed of cat called Munchkin and they have tiny legs.
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    The human brain is very soft, having a consistency similar to soft gelatin or firm tofu.
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    Unsinkable Sam (nickname of a German ship's cat) who served on 3 warships, one German, two British, all sank in action. The cat survived each sinking, floating away on wooden planks to rescue.
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    Macaques monkeys in Japan learned to steal purses and wallets, take out the coins, and use them to buy drinks and snacks from vending machines.
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    The seahorse is the only fish to have a neck.
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    Elephants are terrified of Bees and actually have a special, distinct vocalization for “Run away the Bees are angry”
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    Sifrhippus was a species of horse about the size of an average duck and roamed North America 56 million years ago.
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    Sergeant Stubby was the only war dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat in WWI. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American Soldiers found him.
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    Mosquitoes don't just bite you, they also pee on you.
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    Some turtles pee from their mouths.
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    When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and then he dies.
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    Cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.
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    Pumbaa from "The Lion King" was the first character to fart in a Disney movie.
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    Ice worms live in glaciers and if they're exposed to temperatures above 40°F, they melt!
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    In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called "Hindi" ("from India"). In India, it's called "Peru." In Arabic, the bird is called "Greek chicken"; in Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is indigenous to none of these places.
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    There's a young hippo and a 130+ year old tortoise in a Kenyan wildlife preserve who are best friends and they even sleep and play together.
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    Sandy, an African Penguin, has been in 'love' with her keeper at the Nuremburg zoo since 1996.
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    Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
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    Lurch, a Watusi bull, had the largest horns in the world.
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    Ants have graveyards.
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    The largest breed of rabbit is the Flemish Giant.
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    One litter of kittens can be produced by more than one father.
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    It's possible to train your cat to use the toilet as a litter box and even flush afterwards.
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    The lifespan of mammals is about 1 and a half billion heartbeats.
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  • 118
    Penguin poop can be seen from space.
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    The CIA once spent $20 million on a cat equipped with gear to spy on the Soviets, but it was hit by a taxi.
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    Parrot parents "name" their children with a signature call.
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