When humans fail to keep your smile up, animals are the best rescue one can get. After a tiring day full of humans, let’s dive into these jolly fun facts about animals. Aren’t you already feeling happy?
Scroll down to lighten your mood with these 10 animals facts:
#1 Oh Fish!
Did you know that some fish can recognise their owner’s faces?! Yes, you read that right. But obviously that depends on the type of your fish.
Some of these water animals can learn to reconise faces even if they do not own the brain for it. A study overserved this fact using a specific type of fish, that is, archerfish. But it is anticipated that some small fish might be capable of similar as well!
#2 Blooming Mice
The next on the list of 10 animal facts are mice. There are some really tiny harvest mice that sometimes tend to doze off inside flowers!
Additionally, sometimes bees too doze off inside flowers.
#3 Getting Thicker
We have taken care of the endangered species well, it seems. Giant Pandas are no more endangered. And not only that but the population of tigers is also on a rise!
Giant pandas’ population took a hike of 17% over 10 years and thus they have now shifted from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. On the other hand, the tiger population in India had taken a hike of 33%! Pretty satisfying, isn’t it?
#4 Your dog sees you…
…in its dreams. One could have a whole list of 10 animal facts dedicated to dogs, don’t you agree?
According to a clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Harvard, Dr. Dierdre Barrett, there is a good reason to believe that animals too dream just like humans. So it is highly likely that dogs too dream.
#5 And your dog in love
With you! Many studies take place that observe human and their pet’s relationship. Such studies measured various biometrics such as oxytocin levels, heart rate.
Combined, these show that there is a spike in bonding hormones and a fall in heart rates in both humans and their dogs. To put it in simple words, both feel relaxed and produce the same hormone that makes one fall in love.
These fun facts about animals prove that animals are more human than we ever thought.
#6 The Dolphin Song
Dolphins sing for their young ones while they are in the womb. According to a study at the University of Southern Mississippi, mothers make “signature whistle” when the calf is in its womb to benefit it. When the calf is born, it can call out to its mother by means of that whistle.
Not only this, other adult dolphins in the vicinity whistle less. This is most likely to help the young one learn the right whistle.
#7 Best Cow Forever
Moooo! Cows have best friends and they love to be with them. Isn’t that an interesting fun fact about animals?
A study from Northampton University observed that when cows were paired with another, they shared a special social bond with them. Measured biometrics showed a lower heart rate thus pointing to the fact that they felt relaxed.
#8 Cows and Goats have accents
Yes! Cows from different regions moo differently. And similarly, goats too have an accent. But in the case of goats, the animals easily adopt a new accent if they spend a while with new goats. And we thought humans were the only ones with accent!
#9 The Environmentalist
Can you guess which animal would fall under this category? Hint: It is a tiny cute little fur of awe. And it helps the environment all thanks to bad memory.
According to a professor of wildlife science at Purdue University, Rob Swihart, squirrels dig and bury their food (nuts, acorns, etc.) wherever they can safely place them. But later, they forget to collect their foods back. These nuts then become seeds to trees. These fun facts about animals keep getting interesting.
#10 Guess who’s ticklish
Penguins! The black and white animal often responds in a kind of laughter when one tickles them. This sounds similar to what they sound while playing. But the fun fact about animals: Penguins aren’t the only ones who are ticklish. Owls, meerkats, rats too are.
That’s all folks! How did you like these fun facts about animals? Did they cheer you up?