Pleasantly Surprising Animal Facts Guaranteed To Make You Smile,If you can make it through this without feeling something, you should check your pulse.
1. There's a rabbit jumping show in Sweden known as "Kaninhoppning".
The competition is intense. Just look at their faces.
2. A newborn panda weighs as much as a cup of tea.
3. The furry feet of Fennec Foxes work like snowshoes by protecting them from the hot desert sand.
4. Snow Leopards use their tails as a portable fuzzy blankie to keep them warm wherever they go.
The tails on Snow Leopards provide balance, fat storage, and are also super fluffy for snuggling purposes. When they're sleeping the tail is often used to cover their faces for extra warmth!
5. If you shave a guinea pig, it looks just like a baby hippo.
6. A red panda's tail can grow up to 19 inches in length (the size of an average housecat).
7. Young Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.
When there's snow on the ground, these cuties make snowballs for no other reason than to have some fun!
8. Squirrels will adopt an abandoned baby if its parents are gone.
Orphan squirrels will be adopted by other adult squirrels if their parents have died or aren't able to care for them.
9. The closest relative to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews.
10. Honey bees communicate by dancing.
Honey bees fly a "waggle dance" in order to communicate to their companions where flowers are located.
11. Gentoo penguins propose to their mates with a pebble.
12. A cat version of the corgi exits: the munchkin cat.
13. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each other's tails.
14. Butterfly fish also form pairs for life. If the two become separated, they rise into the water column above the reef and search for each other.
15. Chicks talk to each other from inside their eggs.
Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds. There are at least 24 different sounds they make from inside of their eggs!
16. When rabbits do a little twisty shimmy out of excitement, it's called a "binky."
17. Otters hold hands when they sleep so that they won't float away from each other.
18. Squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts leads to hundreds of new trees each year.
19. Polar bears use nose-to-nose greetings as a way to ask other bears for something, like food. Bears who use proper manners like this are often allowed to share.
20. Cows have best friends and spend most of their time together.
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