23 Animal Facts To Change Your View on Animal Kingdom – Part 2

1OR-7

In 2011, a male grey wolf which was dubbed OR-7 or ‘Journey’ by the researchers who were tracking it noticed that it migrated more than 1000 miles alone through Oregon and California in search of a mate.


2Newborn ducks

Newborn ducks will take on the characteristics of the first animal they see. If the first animal they see is a human, then they will think they are human and grow up thinking they are human. This is called "imprinting" and it's their natural instinct to follow the first thing they see.


3Foxes

Foxes can jump 3 feet in the air to dive 3 feet into snow to catch mice. They determine the speed and trajectory of the mouse before nose-diving with pinpoint accuracy.


4Duck

A duck is called a duck because it ducks its head under the water to feed. The animal was named after the verb and not the other way around.


5Frasier

Frasier the Sensuous Lion was an 18-year-old lion (the human equivalent of 80) who was adopted by a pride of females at an animal park. He was blind, had no teeth, and could barely walk, but ended up siring 35 cubs.


6Wild pigs

As of 2011, wild pigs were one of the most destructive animals in America causing more than $400 million in damages a year in Texas alone. They can dig 3-feet deep destroying crops and even feast on lambs, calves, sea turtle eggs, and everything in between.


7Crocodile

Some animals like crocodiles, alligators, and a few tortoises and turtles do not age physically, and can not die of physical old age. They die of diseases, accidents, predators, and other causes.


8Mongoose

Mongoose was imported to the island of Hawaii in 1883 by the sugar industry to control the rat population. What they did not realize is the two animals were on opposite sleep schedules (nocturnal/diurnal) and thus mongoose was ineffective in reducing rat population.


9Macaques

Macaques and by extension many other monkeys and mammals have the anatomical capacity to speak but not the brain capacity and neural control to do so. This contradicts the often claimed statement that animals can’t make speech due to their specific anatomy.


10Live snails

Live snails need their own train ticket if you take one on a train in France. According to French law, when taking any animal under 6kg (approx. 13lbs) one must pay 7 Euro (approx. $7.5) for the ride. Law requires you to stay with your snail and keep it and the other passengers safe for the whole ride.

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