I don't know about you, but when I'm feeling down and in need of a little pick-me-up during the day, I can almost guarantee a cute animal post will do the trick.
Luckily, the internet is rife with animal memes, cat videos and all the cute pics one could ever possibly wish for. But sometimes it takes more than a cute kitten to brighten my day. Sometimes, it's nice to learn a little something whilst scrolling through the web. Am I right?
Well, if you're anything like me, you've come to the right place!
Below is a list of some of the most interesting, uplifting and heartwarming animal facts getting around on the net, (along with the cute pics and videos of course).
Scroll down, relax, and enjoy!
#2 Sea Otters Hold Hands While They’re Sleeping So That They Don’t Drift Apart
#3 Tiger Populations Are On The Rise
#4 When A Baby Elephant Is Born, Other Mothers In The Social Group Will Trumpet To Celebrate Or Announce The Baby's Arrival
#5 Dogs Sneeze When Play Fighting To Show They Are Playing And Don’t Wanna Hurt You
#6 Cows Have "Best Friends" And Are Happier When They're With Them
#7 There's An Abandoned Minefield That Has Accidentally Created A Penguin Sanctuary. The Mines Keep Poachers Out, But The Penguins Are Too Small To Set Them Off
#8 An Otter Will Find A Pebble As A Juvenile And Keep It For Their Whole Life
#9 Your Dog Probably Dreams About You
#10 There Are Little Tiny Harvest Mice That Sleep Inside Flowers
#11 Pandas Are No Longer Considered An Endangered Species
#12 Dogs Can Tell When You're Due To Come Home By How Much Of Your Scent Is Remaining In The House
#13 Dolphin Mothers Sing To Their Babies While They're In The Womb
#14 Bees Get Sleepy After Drinking Nectar And Occasionally Take Naps On Flowers
#15 Ravens Can Remember Faces And You Can Befriend Them
#16 When Dogs Appear In Movies And TV, Sometimes They Have To Have Cgi Tails Because They Wag Too Much During The Scene
#17 Squirrels Adopt Other Baby Squirrels If They're Orphaned
#18 Your Dog Actually Loves You, Not Just Because You Give Them Food And Walks
#19 Bees Make A "Whoop!" Sound When They Bump Into Each Other Or Are Startled VIDEO
#20 Goats And Cows Have Accents
#21 Penguins Not Only Mate For Life, They Will Also Spend Time To Find A Beautiful Pebble For Their Mate And Then "Propose" With It
#22 Some Tiny Spiders Wear Water Droplets As Hats
#23 Dolphins Will Intentionally Play With Puffer Fish And Get Poked By The Spikes. The Poison In The Spikes Gets Them High VIDEO
#24 Tigers Are Unable To Purr, So In Order To Show Affection, They Close Their Eyes And "Chuff" Because Closing Their Eyes Means They Leave Themselves Vulnerable VIDEO
#25 Some Penguins Are Ticklish VIDEO
#26 Cows Take Turns In Babysitting Their Young. One Will Stay With The Calves While Other Moms Graze Further Away
#27 Octopuses Make Cute Little Gardens By Collecting Stones And Shiny Things And Arranging Them In The Sand
#28 Hundreds Of Trees Become Seedlings Every Year Because Of Squirrels Forgetting Where They Buried Their Food
#29 It Takes Some Time For Baby Elephants To Get Control Of Their Trunks VIDEO
#30 Red Pandas Use Their Fluffy Tails As Blankets To Keep Warm When They Sleep
#31 Prairie Dogs Say Hello By Kissing
#32 Baby Elephants Suck On Their Trunk For Comfort
#33 Ducks Like To Surf. They've Been Observed Riding Tides And Swimming Back To Ride Them Again
#34 Some Fish Can Recognize Their Owner's Face
#35 Wolves Have Babysitters. Members Of The Pack Watch Over The Young When The Parents Go Hunting
#36 Guinea Pigs Hop Up And Down When Excited And Apparently It's Called "Popcorning" VIDEO
#37 Sea Horses Get "Married"
#38 Chinchilla Fur Is So Dense That It's Very Bad For Them To Get Wet. So Instead Of Bathing In Water, They Bathe In Dust VIDEO
#39 Dolphins Have Names For One Another
#40 Dragonflies And Damselflies Form A Heart With Their Tails When They Mate
#41 Toucans Curl Into A Little Tiny Ball When They Sleep
#42 Caribbean Sperm Whales Have Their Own Regional Accent
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