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Alpacas can die from loneliness?!

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1. A tiger not only has striped fur, but striped skin too — and no two tigers have the same pattern.

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2. Red squirrels make mushroom jerky.

They will hang mushrooms off tree branches for the winter and then eat the dried mushroom jerky.
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They will hang mushrooms off tree branches for the winter and then eat the dried mushroom jerky.

3. Baby shark embryos eat each other in the womb, usually until there are just two remaining.

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4. Killer whales are actually dolphins.

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GTFO. But they are.

5. A reindeer's eyes are gold in the summer and blue in the winter.

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6. Japanese honeybees can cook their predators to death.

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When attacked by a hornet, the bees will swarm and form a ball around the predator. The flurry of their movement will raise the temperature inside the "ball" and the hornet will cook to death.

7. Cows have best friends and they get lonely when separated.

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A researcher measured cows' heart rates when they were alone, placed with their "best friend" (the cow they elect to spend the most time with from the herd), and with a cow they didn't know. Their heart rates were lowest and they were "least stressed" when placed with the best friend cow.

8. Bald and golden eagles hunt mountain goats by dragging them off cliffs and then soaring away with their dead bodies.

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9. Mature female elephants undergo menopause.

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10. Penguins have knees.

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Their knees and upper legs are hidden by feathers but they're there.

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11. The Turritopsis dohrnii is a jellyfish with immortal cells.

Scientists noticed that when mutilated the creature aged in reverse, "growing younger and younger until it reached its earliest stage of development, at which point it began its life cycle anew." This "new" jellyfish is a clone, and the Turritopsis dohrnii could theoretically continue to clone itself forever.
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Scientists noticed that when mutilated the creature aged in reverse, "growing younger and younger until it reached its earliest stage of development, at which point it began its life cycle anew." This "new" jellyfish is a clone, and the Turritopsis dohrnii could theoretically continue to clone itself forever.

12. Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

Wombats like to mark their territory with their poop, and cube-shaped poop with its flat sides is more likely to stay put than a round turd.
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Wombats like to mark their territory with their poop, and cube-shaped poop with its flat sides is more likely to stay put than a round turd.

13. Dolphins, whales, and porpoises have belly buttons.

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14. In World War II, the British army sent trained dogs behind enemy lines via parachute.

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The trainers would jump out of the plane with meat in their pockets and the dogs would jump out after them.

15. The most decorated war dog in history is Sergeant Stubby, who was legitimately a sergeant.

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16. The horned lizard can shoot blood from its eyes.

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17. Bald eagles mate for life.

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18. Hippos' sweat is red, and often makes them look like they're bleeding.

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19. Alpacas can die of loneliness.

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