Raise your hand if you love animals. Well, then let’s talk about animals because you are in for a treat. There are some amazing animals that you probably already know about. Or are they even a part of your family? But are you aware that there are some animal facts you probably didn’t know?
In today’s technology-driven life, it is so easy to lose track of simple truths. But some truths are always worth repeating. Some of them are often considered to be common sense, but after all these years, people still don’t seem to know.
The fact is there is a lot of knowledge waiting to be learned. Sometimes, it feels like we are running out of time to do so. Well, here are some amazing stories you might not have known till now.
Animals are so adorable! They make cute little chirping sounds and play with each other all day. Animals also have unique qualities and it’s amazing to learn about all the sweet things about them. From looking at the many pets, it’s amazing how so many of them live a wonderful life.
1. Cats and Dogs have similar vocalizations
This article on NPR explains that both cute dogs and cats have a similar way of communicating – we call this “whining.” Dogs whine to solicit food, and cats whine to lure prey to them. Researchers also found that the panting sound cats make when they’re happy is almost identical to the panting sound dogs make when they’re happy. Researchers think that panting may play a role in communication between animals. One theory is that panting is used as a “distress call,” telling other animals that there’s a threat nearby. (Learn more about the science of panting.)
2. Whales are incredibly good swimmers
Whales are part of the sea-going mammal family, which is huge. The largest ocean-going mammal is the blue whale, which can weigh more than 180 tons and travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. The bottlenose dolphin is the second-largest ocean-going mammal and is the only mammal in the world known to travel in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dolphins have the fastest dive and can dive to depths of more than 6,000 feet. They can go completely without air and have the fastest breath-holding time underwater of any animal.
3. Spiders can jump 50 times their body length
The female Giant Hairy Arachnid, or Homaropsis gigantea, has a leg span of about two feet and a body length of about one foot. These spiders can jump at least 50 times their body length and travel up to 40 mph. These jumping spiders are capable of leaping so high that scientists can predict the point where they will stop and be unable to jump any higher by looking at the height of the other treetops.
4. Fish cannot make a movement they do not feel
Many fish are paralyzed when they swim into an obstacle, such as a rock or a swimming duck, but they can’t help themselves. They simply can’t make a movement they don’t feel. Scientists think this is because fish need to feel something before they can think about moving their bodies. It could also be that fish can’t move as quickly when they are paralyzed because they must also be able to see their surroundings.
6. A frog can fall into a pond and come out alive
It’s true. Over the course of one to two years, a frog can survive being submerged in water. In fact, if you can’t find a frog and come back an hour later, it’s probably still alive. Most frogs’ legs can’t move easily in water, so frogs use their mouths to drink. They also use their hind legs to help them hop along the bottom of the pond. When they want to find a mate or baby, they lie on their backs and wiggle their bellies to make a noise to attract males. Some frogs even change colors to blend in better with their surroundings.
7. Kangaroos live on just two feet
Kangaroos are one of the largest land mammals in the world. However, they only live on two feet, because they have no teeth and a big nose to help them pick up their food. Their shoulders are very narrow and their balance is very good. The feet on a kangaroo are huge – about the size of a grown man’s.
8. Huskies and Wolves Don’t Get Along
Huskies and wolves can sometimes become a major problem for each other because of their instinctive desire to mate with the female members of their pack. Well, that’s what makes their offspring different from all other animals. So, this often results in their fights. And sometimes, they can even kill each other.
Well, the answer to this problem is probably simple. Take the wolf as your guide in case you are faced with a vicious attack. But sometimes, this doesn’t really work. So, you have to act fast!
9. These Animals Have Five Children Every Year
Every time the rabbit eats a tasty leaf, it should have a companion to mate with. But, that is not the case with rabbits. Some rabbits have five kids in every cycle. Some rabbits just have one baby. Why? It is a mystery that has been solved after some research. But, that isn’t the story I am interested in telling you today. The story about the rabbits who have five children each time goes back to 1929.
In the early 1930s, a researcher in Nebraska observed a small gathering of beavers, rabbits, and squirrels gathered in a small wooded area. The researcher was a bit baffled by the fact that the animals were eating the same food. They were also behaving in a standard manner. So, the researcher asked the animals why they were all of them sharing the same spot. To which they responded with:
10. This Animal Doesn’t Get Sick Often
Yes, you heard me right. He isn’t an animal but he sure is a good friend. Albert Einstein once said:
“I’m really a bumble bee. I just don’t like to fly too much.”
Well, Einstein was a good friend, too, and he even had a cousin who was a polar bear. Bumble bees are funny animals who often think in an almost similar way to bees. The rest of the story you can just imagine. But, that’s what makes this friendship even more incredible.
11. Camels Choose The Cowards To Lead Them
If you want to get something done right, you have to choose the right people to do it. Camels understand this so well. Yes, there are camels who prefer to be led by a cow because they are weak and prefer to be protected by a strong man. I bet you’ve never heard such a thing, but that is probably why it works.
12. Dogs Can Learn To Do Even The Unbelievable
Dogs are one of the most amazing friends and companions that humans have ever had. They have hearts that are just as big as our own, and they are capable of love like no other. Dogs also have amazing powers that they use for the common good.
One of their amazing tricks is learning how to fly by hanging off a tree branch. It is a truly incredible thing to watch!
13. Polar Bears Know Their Enemies
Well, this might be one of the most remarkable abilities in the animal kingdom. When threatened, polar bears know who to be afraid of. The list of animals they are afraid of includes walruses, seals, caribou, reindeer, beavers, and grizzly bears.
This is not news to you, but this is an amazing story of the types of creatures that polar bears are afraid of.
14. Honey Bees Can Crawl Out Of The Water To Save Themselves
When you look at it like this, the chances of you getting killed are low. If you are running away from an animal, you can probably outrun it.
In the case of a bee, this doesn’t seem to be a possibility. So, this is exactly what they do. They will climb out of the water to save their lives.
I hope you enjoyed this list of remarkable animals friends. There are many more incredible friends in the animal kingdom. So I think these facts have really enjoy for you. Because every animal have so cute and its habits are also very cuteness. Let us know your favorite ones.