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Laugh And Learn: Fun Facts About Animals

Our world is truly an insane one - full of so many incredible things to know. We read and read, but no matter how many lists of awesome animal facts and stories we click on, there will forever be more to know. 

No matter how many articles about underappreciated and unknown animals we read, how many articles of exceptional and distinct animals we learn about, how much love we give to the coolest animals out there, there is just so, so much to learn. 

Today, you're going to learn just a little bit more, with this fresh WTF fun facts list from the amazing wtffunfacts account on Instagram. We love learning more things about animals, and because you guys love animals just as much as we do, we know that you feel the same way. So, please, learn and enjoy!

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    Horse - WTF fun fact #8253 As a child, Hannah Simpson got angry when her parents told her she couldn't have a pony, so she started riding a cow instead. With no formal training, she taught her pet cow, Lilac, to jump, climb over fallen trees, and most importantly, not to buck her off. wtffunfact.com
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    That is why they teach us to be determined, ladies and gentleman. Never would we have thought that this was even possible, training a cow to allow you to ride it. We can simply imagine this small girl, not thinking better of it, giving this cow treats and love and getting love and a really cool companion in return.


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    Plant - WTF fun fact #8434 An elephant destroyed a house in a remote village in Bengal and then turned to head back into the forest when a baby trapped under the rubble began crying. The elephant turned back and gently removed every last bit of debris covering the baby with their trunk. wtffunfact.com
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    Elephants are incredible. That is something that we have always known about them - they are kind, they think of humans the same way humans think of dogs - as pets. But no matter how many stories we read of elephant kindness, we never cease to be amazed. These animals deserve so much more love than they get.


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    Hand - WTF fun fact #8433 A group of bunnies is called a fluffle. wtffunfact.com
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    King cobra - WTF fun fact #8406 "King" in a snake's name means that it preys on other snakes.
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    Dog - WTF fun fact #8383 Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs usually have better behavior than small dogs, but it's not because they're inherently better animals; it's because of humans. We tend to put less effort into the discipline of little dogs because we assume they can't do as much damage- so larger dogs typically end up having better training.
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    Bird - WTF fun fact #8353 Cardinal birds are romantic; they mate for life, travel together, sing before nesting, and during courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak.
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    Primate - WTF fun fact #8346 A group of 15 monkeys escaped a research institute in Japan by using trees to catapult themselves over a 17ft high electric fence one by one.
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    Natural environment - WTF fun fact #8341 Goldfish will not stop eating if there is food available, regardless of how full they are. wtffunfact.com
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    Cat - WTF fun fact #8319 Siamese cats are temperature sensitive albinos which cause cooler body parts to be darker and warmer parts to be lighter. As they get older, their body temperature decreases and overall color darkens.
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    Primate - WTF fun fact # 8289 Apes don't ask questions. While apes can learn sign language and communicate using it, they have never attempted to learn new knowledge by asking humans or other apes. They don't seem to realize that other entities can know things they don't. It's a concept that separates mankind from apes.
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    Primate - WTF fun fact #8275 A Chinese zookeeper licked a rare monkey's butt for over an hour to help it pass a peanut that was endangering its life.
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    Cat - WTF fun fact #8228 Simon was the ship's cat who served on the Royal Navy sloop HMS Amethyst. In 1949, during the Yangtze Incident, he received the PDSA's Dickin Medal after surviving injuries from a cannon shell, raising morale, and killing off a rat infestation during his service. wtffunfact.com
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    Elephant - WTF fun fact #8226 Using the term "Jumbo" to describe something as large/huge etc is coined from an elephant of the same name which was around in the mid 1800's and was a the first ever animal "celebrity" in both the UK and the US wtffunfact.com
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    Plant community - WTF fun fact #8204 In the 1930's a flute player released his pet lyrebird into the wild, which was able to mimic certain phrases of the man's music. The bird has shared the music with other lyrebirds and the same melodies are still sung by these birds today.
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    Dog - WTF fun fact #8203 96 percent of U.S. pet-custody cases involve dogs. Only 1 percent involve cats.
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    Plant - WTF fun fact # 8]79 The Pudu deer is the world's smallest deer. They live in Bamboo thickets to hide from predators, and can weight up to 12 kilograms.
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    Organism - WTF fun fact #8106 Beaver teeth are orange because they contain iron. This gives them strength and prevents against tooth decay
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    Water resources - WTF fun fact # 857 China built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda.
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