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Twenty people reveal the most endearing animal anecdote they’ve ever heard.

Here are 20 lovely tidbits you probably didn’t know about the animal kingdom…

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Do you realise what a Friday means? This is a Friday Fun Fact! I fabricated that idea entirely, no. However, if your sole motivation for visiting this site is to satisfy your insatiable appetite for trivia, then you’re more than welcome. You’ve found the proper location!

Reddit user pancakebunny15 reached out to the internet community for the most interesting and educational information about animals. We dug deep into the ether to bring you this compilation of 20 inspiring tidbits you probably didn’t know about the animal kingdom.

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#1

Ladybug swarms are collectively known as “loveliness.” 3

Source: FroggiJoy87

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#2

Bearded dragons use their signature wave to say hello and reassure others that they pose no danger. If a bearded dragon responds to your wave in kind, it’s because you’re communicating with it in its native tongue and with the same intention.

Source: RozenQueen

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Beavers are triggered to begin constructing a dam whenever they hear water flowing. Because when researchers set up a speaker nearby and played water sounds, the beavers immediately began constructing a dam around it.

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Image source: VivaLaVict0ria, Betty Chen

As the Australian bushfires spread, wombats opened up their burrows to other animals in need, including birds and reptiles, creating separate “rooms” for each species to shelter in and widening their “entryways” for larger animals like sheep.

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#5

When a dog looks at you while they’re defecating, it’s because they know they’re in a vulnerable position and they’re counting on you to keep them safe.

Source: -eDgAR-

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Image source: couch_potato235, Maddy Weiss

When a mother cat senses that her kitten is having a bad dream, she will cuddle up to it and lick its face to help it relax.

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Image source: PearlStreetBlues, Hkyu Wu

Feral pigeons are not actually wild birds. The pigeons in your city are all descended from birds that were kept as pets but somehow managed to get loose. Pigeons are easily tamed and can be treated like any other stray pet.

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Image source: valiantAcquaintance, Paul Hanaoka

Felines find solace in your shoes and sleep there. There’s a chance they’ll even use your clean clothes or sheets as a bed.

#9

Capybaras are well-liked by a wide variety of animals because they tend to take it easy most of the time. It’s like hanging out with the animal version of that mellow friend you have in the human world.

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Source: Pixel_Knight7

#10

The native Finnish Saimaa seal is slowly recovering and will likely no longer be considered critically endangered within the next few years. The town’s population doubled in just 20 years, reaching 300 people.

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Source: IceClimbers_Main

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Image source: CapaxInfini, Cynthia Smith

It’s clear that dogs feel the same way about us.

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Brainwave analysis revealed a clear distinction between how they reacted to seeing a new face and how they reacted to seeing their owner. The “pleasure centre” of their brains is also more active when they are around humans than when they are around other dogs.

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Goats, like cats, use scent markings on their heads to “claim” their favourite people.

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Source: Hamburrgergirl

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Image source: anon, Antoine Plüss

My theory is based on the fact that zebras sleep in groups. About 80% of the time in the Madagascar films, Marty was a raging insomniac, which helps to explain his erratic behaviour.

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Image source: ExponentSoda811, Bonnie Kittle

It is against the law in Switzerland to own a single Guinea pig because they suffer from isolation.

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Kittens’ bonding with their mothers during this time influences lifelong kneading behaviour in cats. I know it hurts when a cat kneads on you, but know that they feel a special bond with you as their parent or family member.

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Image source: OffBeatBerry_707, Jeffry Surianto

A group of formerly asocial eels have become accustomed to human company after being housed in a Japanese aquarium for many years. However, after the pandemic, eels returned to living in isolation, so the aquarium started FaceTime conversations with them. Yes, eels can use FaceTime.

They reverted back to a human-friendly state.

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#17

Foxes, contrary to popular belief, do not live entirely solitary lives. In fact, Vixens will often form groups to care for each other’s offspring (especially in urban settings). While the others are out hunting, one is taking care of the young.

Sometimes vixens will take in strays and raise them as their own.

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Source: kibufox

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Image source: -cake-and-cosplay-, Yerlin Matu

If a cat slowly blinks at you, it’s trying to give you a hug; return the gesture by doing the same.

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Cows have best friends

#20

Divers can pet some sharks, but those same sharks will attack any other sharks that come near “their” human.

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Source: Ace_Of_No_Trades

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