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Interesting Batch Of Animal Facts You May Haven't Heard Of Before

They say you learn something new everyday... why not learn a whole batch of things at once? Expand your animal knowledge with these crazy cool 24 facts!

Which one blew you away the most? 

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  • 1

    Crested coua hatchlings have special markings inside their mouths to let parents know where to put the food.

    animal fact - Reptile
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    Via @zooborns

  • 2

    Male llamas bite off other male llamas’ testicles to get rid of competitors during the mating season

    animal fact - Llama
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  • 3

    Hippos produce red sweat that looks similar to blood.

    animal fact - Elephant
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  • 4

    The yellow-backed duiker eats grass and fruit, but also any birds they can manage to catch.

    animal fact - Vertebrate
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  • 5

    Tigers love to swim and lions don’t. This is genetic. So, ligers can also easily swim and tigons only do it when necessary.

    animal fact - Tiger
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  • 6

    Newborn pandas don’t have black spots, they appear later. Just like Dalmatian puppies.

    animal fact - Skin
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  • 7

    Possums eat dozens of types of venomous snakes and thousands of ticks. Also, they rarely get infected with rabies because their blood is too cold.

    animal fact - Mammal
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  • 8

    Penguins take turns sitting on their eggs. When a male goes away to eat, he usually can’t find his way back and lets out loud screams. Females recognize their unique male partners’ voices out of thousands, and scream back telling them where to go.

    animal fact - Penguin
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  • 9

    During mating season, deers wear twigs and bracken to attract females.

    animal fact - Horn
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  • 10

    Elephants have hair that reflects heat from their skin and cools them down.

    animal fact - Mammal
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  • 11

    Quokkas swallow and digest their food, then throw it up and eat it again to get the nutrients they need.

    animal fact - Mammal
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  • 12

    Polar bears have black skin and colorless fur, so it does not get gray with age. The only body part that does turn gray with age is their claws.

    animal fact - Vertebrate
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  • 13

    Snails can sleep for up to three years.

    animal fact - Snails and slugs
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  • 14

    When in danger, the tamandua releases a smell worse than a skunk.

    animal fact - Vertebrate
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  • 15

    Stingrays have an amazing sense of smell that makes up for having poor vision.

    animal fact - Fish
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  • 16

    The needles of a porcupine aren’t harmful for the first 30 minutes of their life before they become stronger.

    animal fact - Mammal
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  • 17

    Bearcats smell like buttered popcorn due to a compound found in their urine that is also found in certain foods.

    animal fact - Vertebrate
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  • 18

    Raccoons have sensitive receptors in their paws that allow them to climb almost any surface.

    animal fact - Siding
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  • 19

    Male pond sliders grumble and females hiss. People use this to identify the sex of the turtles.

    animal fact - Turtle
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  • 20

    The protective shells of a baby pangolin are very soft when they are young, so the mothers curl around their bodies to protect them.

    animal fact - Snake

  • 21

    A mother bear typically has two to three cubs in a litter.

    animal fact - Mammal
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  • 22

    Crayfish eat their own shells to restore their calcium balance after shedding it.

    animal fact - Crayfish
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  • 23

    American and Greater flamingos are different birds of a different color. Only their hatchings look similar.

    animal fact - Bird - 3

  • 24

    If a snake looks like a sausage and its eyelids don’t move, it is not a snake, but a harmless, legless lizard.

    animal fact - Reptile
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