18 Strange Facts About Animals. These Are Pawsitively Awesome.

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

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1/25. A tiger's tongue is so coarse, it can lick flesh down to the bone.

2/25. Baby elephants will suck on their trunks for comfort, just like human babies suck on their thumbs.

3/25. Prisoners who are allowed to have cats in their cells not only display improved behavior in order to keep their pets, but can also experience a psychological reawakening because they have something in their lives to give them unconditional love.

4/25. Sammy the seal was always begging for food at an Ireland restaurant, so the staff started feeding him daily at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm. Now, he flops out of the water, looks both ways, crosses the road, and awaits his prize at this exact times every day. He is never late.

5/25. Shark teeth are coated with fluoride, which acts like toothpaste and keeps the shark's mouth healthy and clean.

6/25. There exists a species of butterfly known as the 88'98 Butterfly. It is named for its markings, which uncannily resemble the number 89 on one wing, and 98 on the other.

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7/25. 25-year-old Nicola Congdon from England knits tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm during winter.

8/25. Alexander McQueen's former apprentice made the world's first Harris Tweed suit designed for a horse to celebrate the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. It took 4 weeks and 59ft of tweed to complete the 3-piece suit, worn by a race horse named Morestead.

9/25. A newborn baby abandoned in the forest in Kenya for 2 days was rescued by a stray dog who carried the baby all the way back to her own litter of puppies.

10/25. A single ant can live to be 29 years old.

11/25. Honey badgers have been known to eat porcupines, poisonous snakes, raid beehives for honey, kidnap baby cheetahs, and steal food from lions.


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13/25. Japan now has a retirement home for senior dogs, so they can get the adequate love and care they need during their final years.

14/25. The Atlas moth defends itself by imitating a snake's appearance and behavior. Along with its convincing wing patterns, the moth will wall to the ground when threatened and flap its wings to look like a writhing snake.

15/25. In the 19th Century, Americans purposely filled their parks with squirrels for entertainment purposes. They were rarely found outside the forest beforehand.

16/25. Sand cats retain a kitten-like appearance their whole lives, giving the impression that they never grow up.

17/25. Oysters make pearls so they can feel better. When a grain of sand or debris gets stuck in their bodies, they ease the pain and irritation by coating it with multiple layers of nacre, the mineral that lines the inside of their shells, and pearls begin to form. Basically, pearls are like blisters, only much prettier.

18/25. Russian artist Tatiana Barakova uses a felting technique to transform wool into adorable, lifelike stuffed animals, which each take about two weeks to complete.

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