This world is a weird place with lots of weird animals wandering around.. Of course there’s no way to know everything about them so we’ll always be ignorant about animals to some extent. I’ll try to decrease your ignorance level just a bit with these 6 weird animal facts you’ve may not know.
Natural Mosquito repellent
Zebras probably have their stripes as protection from bug bites. The stripes seem to dazzle the insects, and they can’t make a controlled landing. They either come in too fast and try to avoid the collision at the last moment, or they bump into the zebra and bounce off.
Wonder why your dog licks you?
Your dog licks you because it makes them feel good! It releases endorphins in the animal’s body, making your pooch feel safe, comfortable, and happy. It also relieves most of the stress your pet feels. Plus, licking is one of the ways your doggie can show you affection.
Cats are always licking themselves
Cats regularly lick themselves to prevent skin oils from gathering on their fur. But it also makes their coats less waterproof than, say, a dog’s. That’s why when cats get wet, their fur becomes very heavy, and they don’t like it one bit!
You’re dog doesn’t know why he’s kicking his leg
Dogs kick their legs when you rub their belly thanks to the so-called scratch reflex. That perfect spot your canine loves so much is full of nerves that go straight to the spinal cord. When you stimulate them, it sends the leg muscles an order to get rid of the irritation. By the way, it’s a reflex, so your dog is probably as puzzled as you are when its leg starts moving on its own!
Flamingo’s are naturally gray
Flamingos turn pink because they live on a certain kind of blue-green algae and brine shrimps. This diet contains a natural pink dye that affects the birds’ coloring. But originally, all flamingos are born with gray feathers!
Kangaroos have 3 vaginas
This set-up is shared by all marsupials – the group of mammals that raise their young in pouches. Koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils all share the three-vagina structure. The side ones carry sperm to the two uteruses (and males marsupials often have two-pronged penises), while the middle vagina sends the joey down to the outside world.
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