2.10.14

21 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About Animals

source: (Life)Buzz

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.

Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.

The closest relatives to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews.

Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.

Turritopsis nutricula Immortal jellyfish is the only species known to live forever.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Long-time bird watcher and nature writer Candace Savage has observed that crows are so intelligent that they can play pranks on each other.

There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.

The corgi version of a cat exists and they are called munchkin cats.

Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.

Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds.

Squirrels will adopt other squirrel babies if they are abandoned.

Gentoo penguins propose to their life mates with a pebble.

Dolphins have names for each other.

In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.

Sweden has a rabbit show-jumping competition called Kaninhoppning.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.

A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”

Pigs orgasms can last up to 30 minutes.

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