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25 Facts About Animals That’ll Make You Smile Even If You’re Having A Bad Day

ANIMALS ARE SO PURE!!!!!

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1. Cheetahs can't roar, so they meow and purr instead.

They also make a high-pitched chirping noise, which is cute as hell.
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They also make a high-pitched chirping noise, which is cute as hell.

2. Male penguins "propose" to their mates with pretty pebbles.

Wow, get you a man like this.
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Wow, get you a man like this.

3. Using fMRIs, scientists found that dogs can recognise their human's voice, and respond to emotions like love in the same way humans do.

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4. And dogs can notice when their owners are being treated rudely, and will in turn snub that person.

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5. Snow leopard and white rhino populations have been improving to the point that they're no longer endangered.

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6. When an elephant is upset or stressed, its herd mates will caress them with their trunks and make reassuring chirping noises.

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7. And sometimes baby elephants suck their trunks the same way baby humans suck their thumbs.

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8. Norway once knighted a penguin named Nils.

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9. If a crow is in danger, their crow friends will come and back them up.

Also, crows can recognise faces. So if you're nice to one by bringing them food, they'll remember you and want to be your friend. They might even bring you something shiny to say thank you.
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Also, crows can recognise faces. So if you're nice to one by bringing them food, they'll remember you and want to be your friend. They might even bring you something shiny to say thank you.

10. Cows have best friends.

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11. Rats laugh when you tickle them.

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12. When dogs lay down and do that funny leg stick-out thing, it's called a sploot.

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13. Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't float away from each other.

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Also, sea otters tend to form "rafts" when resting, by linking together. The largest raft ever seen contained 2000 otters.

14. And they have a special pouch in their skin, under their arms, where they carry their favourite rock.

They use this rock to open shellfish to eat.Also, while we're here, look at this video of one otter pushing another inside a toy car, right into a pool.
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They use this rock to open shellfish to eat.

Also, while we're here, look at this video of one otter pushing another inside a toy car, right into a pool.

15. Trees help one another survive. If one in a forest isn't getting enough sunlight or water, the others will send it nutrients through underground fungus.

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16. Most sea turtles come back to the same beach they were born on to hatch their eggs and start their next generation.

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17. A group of ladybirds is called a "loveliness".

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18. And a group of bunnies is sometimes called a "fluffle".

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19. Spiders have tiny paws and they're actually hella cute.

20. And some spiders keep tiny frogs as pets, which they protect from predators.

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21. Polar bears sometimes make pillows out of snow before they fall asleep.

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22. Some fish use sign language to talk to other species.

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23. There is an island in Japan covered in tame bunnies.

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24. Squirrels inadvertently plant hundreds of trees every year, because they hide their nuts by burying them...and then forget where they hid them.

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25. Koalas mark their territory with a scent gland on their chest, so they hug trees really tight to leave their mark.

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This post was inspired by this Reddit thread.