What are some animal “fun fact” you know?

  1. Jaguars are the only big cat that rarely kill large prey through a traditional throat-bite and suffocation, like lions and tigers, and other predators like wolves, do.

    Instead, they bite directly through the skull and pierce the brain.

  2. The blobfish looks blobby out of the water because it has evolved to withstand the high pressure on the seabed where it lives. Down there, they get compressed into something like this, which actually looks quite average and not-blobby.

    TL;DR: Don’t judge a fish by its blob.

  3. When attacked by a horde of ants, a group of termites forms a circle with their heads facing outward, in effect collectively protecting their soft bodies with their rock hard heads. Letting the ants surround them completely, they stand their ground as brothers and sisters and fight for dear survival.

  4. Ducks can sleep half of their brains. They can even choose which side.

    They often rest in circles with the outside ducks sleeping the inward half of their brain and keeping watch with the outward.

  5. I hear that octopi have square pupils. I’ve never seen this in person though.

  6. The most dangerous animal to human is hippopotamus, and they have a pink milk.

  7. A collective of ferrets is called a business of ferrets.

  8. Dogs have a special system in their necks that’s allows the blood to circulate longer, so it cools down before reaching the brain. So they don’t overheat as easily.

  9. Elephants hold a ritual to mourn their dead.

  10. A grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball. I learned that on reddit somewhere.

  11. A barnacle has a 16:1 penis to body ratio. As in it’s penis is 16 times larger than his body.

  12. When snails have sex they fight with their penises until one of them stabs the other and gets it pregnant

  13. The mantis shrimp has 16 color receptive cones. To compare this, a dog only has 2 and humans only have 3. Where we see a rainbow, a mantis shrimp sees thousands of different more colors.

    Also, the mantis shrimp taught Bruce Lee the 1 inch punch, as it’s limbs move at a speed so quick it literally boils the water around it, and even produces tiny bursts of light, making it one of the most deadliest animals on earth.

  14. Due to living so deep in the sea (where fish populations are scarce), when a male anglerfish encounters any female anglerfish, he fuses his lips with her body wall and connects his circulatory system with hers, then slowly degrades over time to nothing but a pair of gonads hanging off of her and leeching her nutrients.

    Females can have more than one male do this at a time.