Whenever someone wakes you up in the middle of the night and says “look, there is an animal in your room”, you naturally get frightened. However, these non human inhabitants of earth are not always dangerous, but are clothed with an array of immense happiness. It just needs an optimistic inner eye to feel their pleasant souls. We have collected 50 happy facts about animals which will surely be a source of cheerfulness for the rest of your day.
Penguins use pebbles to propose to their crushes
Male penguin is so romantic that he will search for a perfect pebble, pick it up and drop it in front of his crush and wait for her response. If the female penguin picks the pebble up, the penguin couple breeds for whole of their lives.
The fruit fly is known for the world’s longest sperm, 1000 times larger than human sperm
Drosophila bifurca, the fruit fly has the coiled sperm, which, if straightened out would measure around 5 centimetres or 2 inches. Guess how long an ejaculate of it would measure if spread out end to end on a baseball field?
A snail has its genitals right in its head
God knew about the laziness of this animal, thus, minimised its effort required in the process of mating.
There is a kind of jellyfish that never ever dies
Turritopis nutricula is the jellyfish with such an immense power of regeneration that it is actually considered immortal.
A goldfish can remember only for 3 seconds
Nevertheless, you can find some students complaining similar memory span during their examination.
Donkeys kill more people than Aeroplane crashes do
Oops! Is that why we never go abroad on donkeys?
An iguana can commit suicide whenever it wishes
Good bye, cruel world!
An animal that can’t see the orange color
None other than Zebra
Cow can only sweat through its nose
Remember, the next time you get flu medications for your cow, she could just have been sweating!
When you see a dolphin with one eye open, it is sleeping
Only one half of its brain sleeps at a time. Amazing creature indeed.
Sea horses marry only once and swim holding tails of one another
In a puppy play-fight, males let females intentionally win
That is how they get to know females better.
Elephants understand feelings even of other species
And you thought only you possess empathy. They are also known to attend mourning when other elephants die.
Dolphins call each other by their names
They even have names for objects.
Want more milk? Play music in front of a cow while milking her
Swifts almost spend their entire lifetime catching insects in air
The other two things they do are building nests and mating.
Baby chimpanzee plays with stick dolls
It cuddles them, and pretends it is another baby chimp.
Tickle the rats and they will start laughing
Disclaimer: Try this at home! Rats are adorable beings.
Butterfly perceives taste sensations through its feet
Squirrels grow thousands of trees each year
These unintentionally eco-friendly creatures forget where they keep the nuts after they bury them.
Ostrich roars like a lion and runs faster than a horse
A cat has 64 muscles in its ears. It can’t even miss a whisper of yours
So, if you are plotting against a cat next time, make sure you’re doing it in your head only.
There are a million ants for every man on earth
If they ever waged a war against humans, we are gone. It is better we design micro nuclear missiles against army of ants now (JK).
Oysters often change their gender.
Ever hit snail in the eye? Don’t worry it can grow a new one
Giraffe has a blue-black tongue and use them to clean their ears
Humming birds beat their wings 80 times in a second
This translates to almost 4800 times a minute.
Polar bears are all left handed creatures
Snails are believed to sleep for three continuous years
Do you wonder what these lazy funny creatures are dreaming about these whole 3 long years?
Lipsticks are usually made from fish scales
If an octopus doesn’t get its food for long, it consumes its own arms
A gold fish turns white in a dark room.
When bats exit a cave they always turn to their left side.
Burn the Cow
In the year 1740, a cow was hanged publicly for they believed it was a sorcerer.
Annoy a camel and it will spit at you
These days camel owners make their camels wear anti-spit masks.
Laika, a Russian dog was the first animal in space
Cows become deeply stressed when they are separated from their best friend cows
A chameleon changes its colour and watches two objects at a time
Human hair is the favorite food of an African giant cricket
A tortoise found in the Galapagos islands lives for 200 years
A creature that never sleeps is the bullfrog.
When elephants die, they remain standing for a little while
Armadillos give birth to fours babies of same gender simultaneously
The last animal in the pages of your dictionary is Zyzzyva
A jelly fish is only 5% jellyfish, rest of it contains only water
A duck’s quack never echoes.
No one knows why.
Urine of a cat glows under black light shade.
A camel has three eyelids which protects its eyes from sand.
Even if the head of a cockroach is cut-off it can survive for weeks together.
The penis of a honeybee gets destroyed after sex with a queen bee
It actually remains inside the vagina of queen bee so that no other drone is able to mate with her. Thus it eventually gets cut off from her mate.
Hope these fun facts about animals make you not only smile, but also arouse in you, a sense of curiosity to think about the diversity of life around you and make you feel overwhelmed regarding the bounties of nature.