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Amazing Facts about Animals

December 10, 2019 by jenadalney  

Estimated to have 7.77 million species of animals on the planet, the animal kingdom surprises us with its diverse place. While the breath of the earthly biodiversity is well-known, there are so many amazing things our animal counterparts can do which we humans have no clue of.

From furry creatures to biggest animal lovers, let's get to know some amazing facts about animals which you may never hear of.

Slow Lorises Are Only Venomous Primates

They may look adorable but when they bite, they kill. As per popular science, these cute animal release toxins from a gland in the crook of the inner arms. Their bites may result in anaphylactic shock and even death in humans.

Pigeons Have The Ability To Do Maths

Who know Pigeons would be that smart! In a 2011 study, it was published in the journal Science that the birds have the ability to do maths just like monkeys. During the research, their pigeons were asked the comparison of nine images. Every image had a different number of objects.

The researchers discovered that they were able to rank the images in order of how many were there in number. And that's how you know, they are smart too!

Zebra Stripes Acts As a Natural Bug Repellant

In 2012, the Journal of Experimental Biology stated that zebra's black and white stripes may become a feature of emitting harmful horsefly bites.

The researcher stated, "A zebra-striped horse model attracts far fewer horseflies than either homogeneous black, brown, grey or white equivalents,"

They also stated that the strip width has an effect on animals attractive to horseflies.

Wild chimps like drinking

2015 study revealed that Chimpanzees in Guinea have a fondness for imbibing fermented palm sap and gradually getting tipsy in the process. Woah! They are no less than we humans!

Sea otters are adept at using tools.

While many people believe that tools are mainly used among dolphins. And it's a common phenomenon. A 2017 study showcased that otters have been using tools for millions of years. Sea Otters frequently use rocks for breaking open well-armoured prey like snails.

Frogs can freeze without dying.

As per Kenneth Storey, frogs undergo freeze-thaw cycle all the time. The professional of Carleton University in Canada stated that frogs have got the ability to freeze themselves evening when the temperature is dead freezing.

Male horses have more teeth than their female counterparts.

Male Horses have got 40 to 42 permanent teeth. On the other hand, females have 36 to 40. The main purpose of men having extra teeth is for fighting weaponry.

Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day.

As per the Australian Koala Foundation, these cuties sleep between 18 and 22 hours a day. The Koalas' diet needs a lot of energy for digesting and this is the reason they sleep so much.

A group of ferrets is called a business.

Not that professional, it has been adapted in the modern form of "busyness". The word was mainly used for describing the group of these weasel-related mammals.

Octopuses taste with their arms.

They are called arm. As per the Library of Congress, the animals can taste and grape with their suckers on their arms. Also, Octopuses may move at the speed of up to 25 miles per hour.