Cool Facts About Cute Animals (26 pics)
Know your animal!
Orphaned kittens should never be fed cow's milk. Instead, try to find a foster mother or commercial kitten formula.
Service dogs can be trained to help people with mental illnesses, fetch items for the disabled, and even detect seizures before they happen.
It is against Swiss law to keep guinea pigs alone. A service even exists that provides a guinea pig companion to keep a lonely guinea pig company should its partner die.
Rhipicera femorata is a species of beetles that are particularly distinguished by their feather-shaped antennae, which may help in locating mates.
Birds, like the red-tailed hawk, have very little flexibility in their eye movement, so they move their whole heads around instead.
The bird flu hasn't become the human pandemic we feared in might be, but it did kill at least 162 baby harbor seals.
Mallards are thought to be the most abundant ducks on Earth.
Orphaned baby bats at Tolga Bat Hospital require a lot of care and get wrapped in blankets!
Although it may look scary, the daring jumping spider is non-poisonous and is not harmful to humans. It does not build webs, but instead uses silk to make a web safety line when jumping just in case it misses.
Mandarinfish, Synchiropus splendidus, are reef dwellers, preferring sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs.
Tiny Seahorses Growl When Perturbed!
Aardwolves, which are very closely related to hyenas, live almost exclusively on termites.
The idea that Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey as the national bird comes from a piece correspondence where he described called the eagle as "a bird of bad moral character."
Though its eyes are roughly the same size as those of a human, the bald eagle has a visual acuity at least four times as powerful and see in color.
Puppies need to meet 100 people by the time they are 12 Weeks old, and you should start socialization around 8 weeks. Those that do not receive adequate socialization during this period may display fearful behavior around humans or other dogs as adults.
Monarchs are among the most well-known of the butterflies, but did you know theres an entire court of Lepidopterans? There are Queens, Emperors, Viceroys, Admirals, Ladies, and even a Monk!
Baby orangutans don't break contact with their mothers for the first four months of their life.
You can tell this Rosy Maple Moth is a male by his fluffy antenna that he uses to find female moths which emit pheromones.
The gliding membrane of the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel extends from the ankles to the wrists, but they lack a membrane between the hind legs and the base of the tail.
Woolly Bear caterpillars eat toxic plants to treat themselves when they have parasites.
There is evidence that Chimpanzees wage war to conquer territory, making them one of the only species other than humans to participate in warfare.
The English word raccoon is an adaptation of a native Powhatan word meaning animal that scratches with its hands.
The Hickory Horned Devil, the larval form of the Royal Walnut Moth, can grow to nearly 6 inches long and is harmless despite its fearsome appearance.
Sunda Colugo aka Malayan Flying Lemur can glide over 100 m with little loss in elevation
The rock hyrax, although often mistaken as a rodent is much more closely related to the elephant than a guinea pig.
Tiger Mother Licking Her Cub...Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today.