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. A group of pugs is called a "grumble."
2. Turtles can breathe through their butts!
3. Dolphins have names for each other.
4. Crows play pranks on each other, just for fun!
That's right, I said it. Crows are very intelligent and are known to play tricks on each other (as well as other animals).
5. Macaques in Japan know how to use vending machines, and buy items using coins that they find.
6. A group of flamingos is called a "flamboyance."
7. Humpback whales have pop music.
Mating calls among humpback whales change according to what others are heard singing. The songs get passed between populations, much like popular music does in humans' communities!
8. Baby puffins are called "pufflings."
9. When play-fighting, male puppies will let the female puppies "win."
They do this to get to know them better.
10. Chimp babies play with dolls.
Young chimpanzees play with rocks and sticks in the same way that young human children do, pretending that they are babies, and caring for them.
11. Rats and mice can laugh.
They're also ticklish, so you can make them laugh when you tickle them!
12. Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them.
They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!
13. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle."
14. Ants are very polite, and bow to say hello!
When ants walk past one another, they give a little head nod to acknowledge the other's presence and say "good day, sir!" How cute is that?!
15. Norway once knighted a penguin. His name? Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav.
16. Goats have accents like people do!
17. This little guy is a Bumblebee Bat, the world's smallest bat.
They're also one of the world's smallest mammals (considered by some to be the actual smallest mammal)! So cute!
18. And speaking of cheerleading, these Pom-pom Crabs have some moves of their own!
They're are known for grabbing poisonous sea anemones and waving them around as a means of protection from predators.
19. Dogs sneeze as a way of communicating to other dogs that they're not being aggressive.
When a dog is play-fighting with another dog, they'll sneeze as a way of saying "we're just joking around!" so the playing doesn't escalate into anything serious.
20. Pikas collect large piles of dry grasses to eat in its rocky burrow in order to make it through the winter.
21. Cat's show trust by headbutting people to make them feel safe.
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