Animals are a wonderful part of life. Hanging out with them, caring for them and even watching them can lower our blood pressure and put us in better moods. But there are more to our animal friends than meets the eye. Take, for example, these 24 awesome facts about our furry friends. Not only are these things not well known, but they’re also pretty awesome.
1.) Cows can have best friends.
2.) A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”
3.) Millions of trees grow every year because grey squirrels bury their nuts.
4.) Here are two kittens (baby rabbits are “kits” or “kittens”).
5.) Butterflies taste with their feet.
6.) Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.
7.) The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish can regenerate its own cells, making it sort-of immortal.
8.) When rabbits jump and twist out of excitement, it’s called a “binky.”
9.) Humpback whales share mating songs throughout their population (they have their own popular music!).
10.) Gentoo penguins propose to their mates by using a carefully selected pebble.
11.) Seahorses are monogamous life mates and travel in pairs, holding each other’s tails.
12.) Male puppies will let their female counterparts “win” when they play fight to encourage affection.
13.) Monkeys want equal pay. When given a different reward for the same completed task, the shafted monkeys will get upset.
14.) Worms can communicate by snuggling.
15.) Elephants show incredible empathy for others, even different species.
16.) Fish can use tools.
17.) A cat’s nose imprint is unique like a human fingerprint.
18.) Dolphins have names for each other and can call out for each other specifically.
19.) Cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music.
20.) Aside from when nesting, a common swift will spend its entire life in the air (even eating insects up there).
21.) A group of porcupines is called a “prickle.”
22.) Chimp babies like playing with dolls.
23.) Rats can laugh.