When it comes to animals, it is really hard to put your finger down on what we love the most about them. Right? Some like their cuteness, some their beauty, while others love their innocence and the emotions they get while playing with animals or just watching them do whatever they are doing. Whatever the case is, these funny animal facts will definitely put a smile on your face and bring sunshine to your cloudy day.
1. Smart Sea Otters
You have probably seen pictures or watched some wildlife documentary where a couple of sea otters hold hands while they sleep. You might have gotten the idea that they do that because they love each other, and you were right. However, they also hold hands to prevent their loved one from drifting away from them while they are sleeping.
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2. Forgetful Squirrels
Did you know that, when it comes to saving the earth’s ozone layer, squirrels have a very important role! You are probably wondering how can such a tiny animal has such an important role, right? Well, it’s simple! During their life, squirrels forget where they hid their acorns, and from each acorn they lose, a tree grows. Did we mention the fact that they lose thousands of acorns during their lives?
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3. Gentlemen Puppies
You probably didn’t know that male puppies, even when they have a physical advantage over female puppies, when they play together, they let them win. Who knew the puppies were such gentlemen, even from their earliest days.
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4. Butt-Breathing Turtles
Now this will make you laugh for sure! Not sure if you knew or not, but turtles can actually breathe through their butts. Okay, not every turtle has this… Amazing ability. The only “but-breather” turtle breed comes from Australia, and it is known as the White-throated snapping turtle. From the entire amount of oxygen they inhale, around 70% comes through their butt! Unfortunately, these turtles will not be around long because they are critically endangered.
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5. Romantic Penguins
Did you know that a certain penguin species, namely the Gentoo penguins, propose to the female penguin who stole their heart, with a pebble. If she takes the pebble, they will become a couple for the rest of their penguin lives.
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6. Resourceful Monkeys
In Japan, Macaque monkeys have become one with the urban surroundings. They are so used to living in the cities that they realized that if you want a snack from a vending machine, you need to insert a coin. They have also realized that human pockets usually contain coins, and they have become quite skilled when it comes to taking coins out of pocket or purses, without the owner even realizing.
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7. Rats are Ticklish
You probably didn’t know that, when you tickle them rats laugh. Not like humans, of course, but in their own high frequency rat laughter. Don’t believe us? Here is a video to prove it.
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8. Dolphin Names
Most people already know that dolphins have their own language, but not many know that dolphins actually call each other by names!
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Like penguins, once they find their soul mate, they stay “together till death do us apart”. And just like humans, after they decide to live a life together, these cute birds make their homes on cliffs. But, the funny thing is, that, again like humans, puffins also have a separate “room” for a toilet!
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10. Vampire Jellyfish
Among all our funny animal facts, this is the one that is more mind boggling than funny, but we decided to share it with you anyway. Turritopsis nutricula, also known as the immortal jellyfish, is the only living being on our planet that can actually live for ever! It ages to a certain point, then the aging process reverses, and it goes in circles like that for ever. Or at least until it gets eaten. Kind of like in the movie “The curious life of Benjamine Button”. Wonder if the story writer used the immortal jellyfish as an inspiration…
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