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226 facts tagged with Animal Facts
The raccoon dog is a wild animal in East Asia which looks like a raccoon but is actually a dog.
Clever City Birds
Some birds in cities have learned to line their nests with cigarette butts in order to ward off parasites, as burnt nicotine works as an insecticide to ward off mites, lice, and fleas.
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.
Rats "laugh" when they are tickled.
Lobsters communicate by peeing at each other.
Alex the Parrot
A parrot named Alex was subject of a 30-year experiment. His last words to his caretaker were: "You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you."
Sir Nils Olav
Norway has a king penguin as Colonel-in-Chief of their royal guard.
There's a species of soft-shelled turtle in China that 'pees' in puddles through its mouth.