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25 Surprising Facts About The Animal Kingdom

The complexities of the animal kingdom never cease to amaze us, humans. These 25 animal facts will remind you of the amazing world beyond human society. Via: Acid Cow

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    Reindeer - IN ORDER TO CAPTURE MORE SUNLIGHT, REINDEER EYES TURN BLUE DURING THE WINTER.
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    Tiger - TIGERS DON'T ONLY HAVE STRIPED FUR, THEY HAVE STRIPED SKIN.
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    Common chimpanzee - WILD CHIMPANZEES IN GUINEA LIKE TO FIND AND CONSUME FERMENTED PALM SAP. THEY LIKE TO GET DRUNK.
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    Mammal - OTTERS HAVE INCREDIBLY THICK FUR. THEY ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE AROIND 1,000,000 HAIRS PER SQUARE INCH.
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    Giraffe - GIRAFFE TONGUES ARE BLACK. SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THIS IS SO THAT THEY DON'T GET SUNBURNT WHEN THEY EAT
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    Bat - FEMALE BATS WILL READILY HELP RAISE OTHER BAT BABIES IF NEED BE
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    Insect - A MOTH CAN DETECT AND FOLLOW THE SCENT OF ITS MATE FROM SEVERAL MILES AWAY.
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    Bird - STUDIES SHOW THAT PIGEONS ARE ABLE TO DO MATH AT A SIMILAR LEVEL TO MONKEYS
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    Horse - HORSES USE THEIR EARS, NOSTRILS, AND EYES TO CREATE DISTINCT FACIAL EXPRESSIONS TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER HORSES.
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    Vertebrate - SQUIRRELS WILL ADOPT ORPHANED BABIES AND CARE FOR THEM LIKE THEY ARE THEIR OWN.
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    Zebra - THE STRIPES ON ZEBRAS ARE A RESULT OF YEARS AND YEARS OF EVOLUTION TO HELP WARD OFF BUGS AND INSECTS.
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    Mammal - RATS LET OUT LITTLE LAUGHS WHEN TICKLED.
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    Organism - OCTOPUSES DETECT TASTES' WITH THE SUCKERS ON THEIR ARMS
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    Dolphin - DOLPHINS HAVE SPECIFIC NAMES FOR ONE ANOTHER.
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    Elephant - WHEN A BABY ELEPHANT IS STRESSED, IT WILL SUCK ON ITS OWN TRUNK FOR COMFORT
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    Sea turtle - BECAUSE THEIR EGGSHELLS ARE POROUS, EMBRYOS CAN BREATHE THROUGH THEM BEFORE HATCHING.
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    Reptile - IN BUSY WATERS, MANATEES WILL BUDGE IN FRONT OF GATORS, AND THE GATORS ALLOW IT WITHOUTA FIGHT
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    Mammal - SNOW LEOPARDS HAVE LESS DEVELOPED VOCAL CHORDS THAN OTHER LARGE CATS. SO, RATHER THAN ROAR, THEY LET OUT A 'CHUFF WHICH IS LIKE A LOUD PURR.
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    Mammal - WHILE CUTE,THE SLOW LORIS IS THE ONLY PRIMATE TO HAVE A VENOMOUS BITE.
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    Axolotl - THE AXOLOTL CAN REGENERATE ALMOST EVERY BODY PART IT HAS-EVEN ITS SPINE
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    Cat - CATS ONLY MEOW TO THEIR MOMS WHEN THEY ARE KITTENS, AND TO HUMANS. GROWN CATS NEVER MEOW TO EACH OTHER.
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    Wildlife - DEER CAN RUN UP TO 30 MILES AN HOUR.
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    Bird - CROWS HAVE BEEN OBSERVED TO ACTUALLY PLAY PRANKS ON EACH OTHER
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    Killer whale - ORCAS CAN LEARN HOW TO 'SPEAK DOLPHIN' BY REPLICATING THEIR TONES.
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    Cat - CATS HAVE AROUND 500 TASTEBUDS WHILE DOGS HAVE AROUND 1700.
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