Saturday, February 29, 2020

15 Amazing Animal Facts That Even Your Biology Teacher Probably Doesn’t Know

The world of animals hides tons of miracles that are sometimes hard to believe. Penguins having knees, birds using makeup, square starfish — all these things seem to be so unusual that you’d think they couldn’t possibly exist on our planet. However, if you continue reading this article, you’ll find out that all of them are actually true.

We put together 15 facts about animals that you probably didn’t learn in your biology lessons.

1. The incisors of beavers are orange because they contain iron.

2. An Indian giant squirrel is multicolored and can be up to 3 feet long.

3. Shark eggs are transparent.

4. Penguins have knees.

5. Elephant foot vs Human foot, there’s almost no difference.

6. Some baby owls sleep like this.

7. This is what a platypus’ foot looks like.

8. Cats can’t taste sugar because their tongue doesn’t have sweet receptors.

9. This is how big a whale skull is.

10. This is what an elephant’s tail looks like.

11. Some kinds of 5-pointed starfish can be born square due to a genetic abnormality.

12. Chinese water deer look like vampires.

13. Bearded vultures are the only birds that wear makeup — they purposely dye their white feather red with mud.

14. Baby elephants suck on their trunk, the same way human babies suck on their thumbs.

15. Cows can’t bite because they don’t have top front teeth.

Which facts impressed you the most? Do you know any other interesting things about animals that are not mentioned here?