25 amazing animal facts that will make your day
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Billions of animals live on this stunningly beautiful planet we call home. And they all deserve to be celebrated every day — and especially on International Animal Rights Day.  

Here are some incredible animal facts to give a little extra love to our furry, feathery, scaly (and every other kind of skin/shell!) friends.

Because all beings everywhere should be treated with love and gratitude.

Friends not food, always. ❤️

25 incredible facts about our amazing animal friendsoctopus

  1. Octopuses have the ability to see with skin. And they have 9 brains, 3 hearts, and blue blood.
  2. Thanks to their adorable snout, pigs have an excellent sense of smell.
  3. Turtles can hold their breath for 5 hours underwater.. and breathe through their butts.hedgehog
  4. A group of hedgehogs is called an “array.” 
  5. Horses use their ears, eyes, and nostrils to express their mood, along with facial expressions to communicate their feelings.elephant with baby
  6. Elephant pregnancies are about 22 months long. And at birth, elephants are about 200 pounds.
  7. Mountain lions are the largest cats that can purr.
  8. Narwhals change color as they age, going from blue-gray to eventually white. Llamas
  9. Females llamas usually give birth with all the other females in the herd gathered around to protect the newborn from potential predators.                       
  10. While all clownfish are born male, they have the option to turn into females to mate. But, once they change they cannot turn back!
  11. Blowfish, also known as pufferfish, have eyes that move independently from one another.toucan beak
  12. Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep.
  13. Cats use their whiskers to find out if they can fit through a space.
  14. Ants are known to be the longest living insect.Koala sleeping
  15. Koalas can sleep up to 18 hours per day (zzz).
  16. Dolphins can recognize themselves in the mirror.
  17. Wolves in a pack help raise and take care of all the pups.
  18. Threatened ladybugs sometimes play dead.Honeybee flying
  19. Honeybees can fly for up to 6 miles (and reach speeds of 15mph).
  20. Young polar bear cubs live with their moms for about 28 months to learn the survival skills of the far north.
  21. Each frog has a unique ribbit.
  22. A puffin’s beak changes color during the year — going from grey in winter to orange in the spring. The theory is that it helps them assess potential mates. sloth
  23. While sloths are sweetly slow on land, they’re super at swimming. 
  24. Rabbit teeth never stop growing!
    Chipmunk
  25. Chipmunks stash food in their cheek pouches, which can be three times the size of their head.

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