30 Of The Most Adorable Animal Facts Shared In This Online Group

Published 3 years ago

Whether its their appearance, behavior or something else, every animal is unique in its own way. And even though there are so many species out there it’s nearly impossible to learn everything about all of them, you can at least learn an interesting fact or two – that’s where the Awwducational subreddit comes into play.

The users of said subreddit regularly share the most interesting animal facts that they’ve managed to come across, and some of them are absolutely adorable. Check out a collection of animal facts that you might have never heard before in the gallery below!

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#1 Alex, The African Grey Parrot, Is The Only Animal To Ever Ask An Existential Question. He Asked “What Color” He Was

Image source: OstentatiousSock

#2 Orphaned Baby Bats Which Are Rescued Are Wrapped Snugly In Blankets To Mimic The Warm Embrace Of Their Mother’s Wings

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#3 Red Pandas Can Stand On Their Hind Legs To Make Themselves Appear Larger

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They also have “False thumbs”, which is an extension of the wrist bone, to aid them in grasping their food

#4 Dogs Sneeze While Playing To Let Other Dogs Know They Are Playing And Aren’t Trying To Be Aggresive

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#5 American Kestrel Is The Smallest And Most Common Falcon In North America. It Is Also Called The Sparrow Hawk

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#6 Sand Cats Specialize In Surviving In The Desert

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They are not good climbers or jumpers, but they are excellent diggers. They use their digging ability to dig shallow burrows to escape the heat of the desert during the day.

#7 Pygmy Hippos Are Critically Endangered, With Less Than 3,000 In The Wild. The San Diego Zoo Has Bred One For The First Time In Three Decades. His Name Is Akobi, And He’s Two Months Old

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#8 Secretary Birds Are Famous For Its Snake-Stomping Legs; A Single Kick Delivered Some 195 Newtons Of Force

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They are also famous for their long eyelashes

#9 New Study Shows “Rollie Pollies” Remove Heavy Metals From Soil And Protect Groundwater. Thank You To These Little Helpers!

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#10 Seals Will Perform The Banana Pose When They Are Feeling Safe And Content

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Lifting their heads and flippers into to the air also helps to regulate their body temperature and keeps their extremities dry when close to water.

#11 The Southern Viscacha Is A Species Of Rodent Native To Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, And Peru. They Spend A Large Portion Of Their Day Sunbathing, Grooming, And Resting

Image source: Pardusco

#12 Manatees Have No Significant Natural Predators And Can Be Found Co-Existing Peacefully With Gators

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#13 Capybara’s Are Social Animals, Who Get Along With A Large Variety Of Other Animals, Including Chickens, Ducks, Dogs, Cats, Llamas, Rabbits And Turtles

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Including chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, llamas, rabbits and turtles

#14 Black-Footed Cat (Felis Nigripes) Is The Smallest Cat In Africa (Up To 5 Lbs) And Can Hunt Preys Bigger Than Himself

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#15 Wolverines Can Be Taught To Rescue Avalanche Survivors

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#16 Pigs Are Known For Being Very Sociable And Intelligent, And This Is Especially The Case For Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs

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#17 Penguin Chicks, Because Of Their Fat Insulation, When They Get Too Hot, They Pant And Stick Their Legs Out, Which Cools Them Off

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#18 Ravens Are Capable Of High-Quality Imitation Of Human Speech

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#19 The Manul (Or Pallas’ Cat) Of Central Asia Has The Longest And Densest Fur Of All The Cat Species

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#20 The Mangalica Is The Only Pig Species Covered In A Long Wool Coat, Similar To A Sheep’s

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#21 Most River Otter Species Are Monogamous And Mate For Life

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So those cute pictures of otter couples you see, they may just be together forever.

#22 The Aardvark, Alphabetically The First Animal, Plays An Important Role In Preventing Wildlife Deaths From Fire

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They dig large underground burrows that wildlife can hide in during fires.

#23 Despite Their Appearance, Elephant Shrews Are In Fact More Closely Related To Elephants Than Shrews

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#24 The Chinese Mountain Cat Is One Of The Rarest Wild Cats, And Was First Captured On Camera In The Wild In 2007

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#25 Elephants Are Intelligent, Social, Empathetic Animals Who Display ‘Ah Ha’ Spontaneous Problem Solving Behavior

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As babies they tend to be helpless, relying on their moms until they’re three.

#26 Marine Iguanas Have A Mutualistic Relationship With Lava Lizards, As The Lizards Often Scurry Over Them To Hunt Flies

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As The Iguanas Are Herbivores, They Rely On The Lizards To Remove The Flies.

#27 Beavers Have Orange Teeth Because Their Tooth Enamal Has A High Iron Content To Make Them Strong Enough To Chew Through Wood

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#28 These Guys Are Goldcrests, The Smallest Birds In Europe

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They weigh 1/100th of a pound and their eggs are the size of peas. They also looks really grumpy all the time

#29 Aardwolves Are Neither Aardvarks Nor Wolves

Image source: KimCureAll

They are actually related to hyenas, but with one big exception – aardwolves feed mainly on termites, around 200,000 a day. This diet helps aardwolves maintain their protein and moisture needs in some of the driest places in Africa

#30 It Takes Bald Eagles About Five Years To Obtain Their White Head!

Image source: aefeagles

These pictures are of the same bird taken years apart, illustrating the difference between juvenile and subadult plumage

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