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27 Animal Facts That Will Brighten Your Day

Sometimes it's the animal world's turn to restore our appreciation of the world.

1. Cows have best friends.

2. A group of flamingos is called a "flamboyance."

3. Millions of trees grow every year thanks to squirrel's forgetting where they put their nuts.

4. There are two kittens in this picture.

5. Butterflies can taste with their feet.

6. Sea otters hold each other's paws when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

7. There's an immortal jellyfish.

8. When rabbits jump and twist out of excitement, it is called a binky.

9. Humpback whales have their own "pop" music.

10. Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates* with a pebble.

11. Sea horses are monogamous life mates and travel holding each other's tails.

12. Male pups will intentionally let female pups "win" when they play-fight so they can get to know them better.

13. Monkeys don't like unequal pay either.

14. Worms communicate by snuggling.

15. Elephants show remarkable empathy, even to other species.

16. Fish use tools.

17. A cat's nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human fingerprint.

18. Dolphins have names for one other.

19. Cows produce more milk when listening to smooth jams.

20. Aside from nesting, common swift spend their entire lives in air, living on insects they catch in flight.

21. A group of porcupines is called a "prickle."

22. Chimp babies play with dolls.

23. Rats laugh.

24. There's a beluga with a fine appreciation for the arts.

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25. This dog exists.

26. There's an animal called the quokka and it's the happiest animal in the world.

27. And this bunny too, who just read through this list and couldn't be happier with all the wonderful parts of the animal world.