The 29 Most Adorable Facts Ever

These might just be too cute to handle.

1. Red pandas use their bushy tails as blankets to help keep warm.

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2. Sheep can recognize facial expressions and they really like smiles.

3. Polar bears use a nose-to-nose greeting when they’re asking another bear for something, like food. If a bear uses proper manners, they’ll be allowed to share.

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4. Baby elephants suck on their trunk for comfort.

5. When a giraffe is ready to give birth, she’ll often return to the place she was born to have her baby.

6. Macaques make snowballs to entertain themselves!

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7. A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 17 years.

8. Even after a grizzly bear leaves her mom, she’ll set up her “home range” close to her mom’s territory.

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9. Once a baby joey becomes too big for the pouch, a koala mom will carry her baby on her back.

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10. If your cat headbutts you, it’s a sign of marking something as safe, which means she trusts you.

11. Sea otters have a pouch under their forearm to store food and their favorite rocks.

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12. Unborn chicks can communicate to their siblings and their mom from inside their shells.

13. Puffins mate for life. They lay only one egg per year and both the mom and dad puffin help raise the chick.

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14. Houseflies may be annoying little buggers—but at least they’re in tune! They always buzz in the key of F.

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15. Squirrels will adopt other baby squirrels if they’re orphaned.

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16. Clowder is the appropriate term for a group of cats.

17. Elephants will entwine their trunks as a sign of affection.

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18. Baby pandas are surprisingly small—they weigh about as much as a cup of tea!

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19. Honey bees communicate by dancing.

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20. Crows are little pranksters and they love playing tricks on one another.

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21. Cows have best friends and become distressed if they’re separated from them.

22. Dolphins are like the lifeguards of nature! There are several reports of dolphins rescuing drowning or injured humans.

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23. Baby female chimpanzees will gather sticks and care for them in the same way a mother chimpanzee cares for her offspring.

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24. If joeys are frightened, they’ll jump headfirst into their mother’s pouch!

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25. Wolves have babysitters. While mom and dad go out and hunt, members of the pack watch over their pups.

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26. Male puppies can be a little chivalrous. While play fighting they’ll let the female puppies win on purpose.

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27. When a horse is excited he lets out a happy little noise called a nicker.

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28. Corgi is Welsh for “dwarf dog.”

29. Sleepy sea otters hold hands so they don’t drift apart while they nap.

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