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These 15 Animal Facts Will Make You Smile For Sure


It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions that they elicit from us. But whatever the case may be, one of these 30 happy animal facts is bound to bring a smile to your face.

A lot of these facts also underscore the similarities and emotional connections that people can share with animals, which raises a broader and more interesting questions – what is it about animals that we love so much?

According to scientists at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Califorina at Los Angeles, humans experience an emotional reaction to animals (both cute and dangerous) in a very old and basic part of their brain called the amygdala. The amygdala is involved with emotion, emotional learning and the formation of memories. So it could be that our appreciation for animals stems from an ancient need to evaluate whether these animals were friends or foes. And it could be that they react in just the same way to us.

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1. When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.

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2. Cows have best friends.

3. In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.

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4. Dolphins have names for each other.

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5. Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and set aside room for their toilet.

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6. Oysters can change gender depending on which is best for mating.

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7. Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.

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8. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.

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9. Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds.

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10. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.

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11. Crows are so intelligent they can play pranks on each other.

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12. Squirrels will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned.

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13. Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble.

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14. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

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15. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their nuts.

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Source : Distractify

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