50 Beautiful Facts About Cute Animals Which Will Make You Go “Aww” – Part 3

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11Maned wolf

Maned wolf

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid in South America. Its marks resemble that of foxes, but they are neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species of the genus Chrysocyon (which means “golden dog”). These wolves are also commonly mistaken for “El Chupacabra.”


12Pangolins

Pangolins

Pangolins are the only mammal with keratin scales. They are nocturnal, and they eat mainly ants and termites. They are the most trafficked mammal in the world, feeding the market for pseudoscience products. All eight species of pangolin are either vulnerable, threatened, or critically endangered. 


13Caracal kittens

Caracal kittens

The ears of caracal kittens do not become active until the third or fourth week after birth.


14Marine iguanas

Marine iguanas

Marine iguanas have a mutualistic relationship with lava lizards, as the lizards often scurry over them to hunt flies. As the iguanas are herbivores, they rely on the lizards to remove the flies.


15Hazel Dormice

Hazel Dormice

Hazel Dormice spend a large proportion of their lives sleeping - either hibernating in nests on the ground in winter, or in a state of torpor (curls up into a ball and sleep) in summer. They are also nocturnal on top of it all. You can also hear them snore. 


16Baby giraffes

Baby giraffes

Due to the height of their mother's, baby giraffes endure a 5-6 feet drop straight to the ground when they are born.


17Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Sea Otters' lung capacity is about 2.5 times greater than that of similar-sized land mammals, making its body highly buoyant in water. 


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18Blunt head tree snake

Blunt head tree snake

The eyes of the blunt head tree snake make up approximately 26% of its head. 


19Thorny Devil

Thorny Devil

A Thorny Devil is a type of lizard native to Australia. They eat insects and defend themselves with their spines


20Remora

Remora

Remoras eat scraps of prey dropped by the shark. They also feed off of parasites on the shark's skin and in its mouth. This keeps the shark happy because the parasites would otherwise irritate the shark.

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  1. First also the timing on the comments are a bit off for example I’m posting this comment at 10:21 am Is it a time zone thing?

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