Fun animal facts I have learned being a zoo cdocent lavendersucculents fuckyeahshezza madlori 1 There are several ways to classify the large cats one of the more useful ones is into the roaring cats tigers lions and the purring cats bobcats lynxes The puma also known as the mountain lion is the largest cat that purrs I've heard it up close it's amazing A cheetah's purr sounds like an idling motorcycle engine 2 Kangaroos cannot move their legs independently of each other they have to move them in sync - when they're on land When they're swimming they can move them separately Hopping is their most efficient way to move - a walking kangaroo is awkward as hell They swing both legs forward using their tail as a third leg to prop up while their legs swing 3 People often think that flamingoes' knees bend the wrong way They don't the joint you're seeing in the middle of their leg isn't their knee it's their ankle Their knee is up by their body and it bends the same way ours does 4 Giraffes only sleep 1-2 hours a day 5 Bald eagles' vocalizations are not what you expect When you see a flying bald eagle in the movies and hear that majestic caw sound? That isn't an eagle it's been dubbed over with another bird usually a red-tailed hawk Bald eagles actually soundnot majestic Kind of like if a kitten could be a bird 6 Elephants are one of only a handful of animals that can pass the mirror test - in other words they can recognize their own reflection and not think t's another animal as dogs and cats usually do They tested this by placing a chalk mark on an elephant's forehead and then showing it a mirror The elephant investigated the mark on its own forehead indicating it knew that it was looking at itself The only animals that pass this test are the higher primates the higher cetaceans orcas dolphines elephants and weirdly magpies 7 One-fifth of all the known mammal species are bats 8 A kangaroo mother can have three joeys simultaneously at different stages of development an embryo in her womb kangaroos can do what's called embryonic diapause which means sort of putting the development on pause until she's ready for it to develop further a joey in her pouch attached to one nipple and a joey out of the pouch on the ground who nurses from the other one The amazing thing? Each of her nipples make different formulations of milk for each joey's different nutritional needs 9 Bonobos our closest genetic relative they are more closely related to us than they are to either chimps or gorillas are almost entirely non- aggressive matriarchal and use sex to solve all their problems They engage in both same and opposite sex interactions non-penetrative sex oral rubbing manual and with any age That's an interesting area to work in lemme tell you 10 Tortoises have super loud sex Like really loud 11 All grizzlies are brown bears but not all brown bears are grizzlies grizzlies are a sub-categorization of the brown bear 12 Reindeer are the only deer species where both males and females grow antlers The males shed theirs the beginning of December the females shed theirs in the spring So all of Santa's reindeer are girls heh I love telling little kids that 13 If a rhinoceros knocks off its horn it grows back faster than you'd expect One of ours Rosie has knocked hers off twice 14 Gorillas get crushes on each other And on the humans that take care of them Male gorillas also masturbate I don't know if the females do I've never seen it Sometimes it's like a soap opera up in there 15 Langur monkeys are silvery-gray in color-their babies are bright orange Like Cheeto orange I do not exaggerate 16 Polar bear fur is not white it's transparent like fiber optics Also thei skin is black This is all excellent and awesome and am a happier better person for this knowledge Also you go badass lady reindeer Sleigh This was really cool to read actually Tortoises are loud in bed and other fun animal facts Meme

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