We’ve learned a lot about animals way back our grade school days – from their classes and the way they live to even the hierarchy they’re part of. Case in point, we know that doves and chickens come from the same class (birds), though the latter can’t fly. Or the fact that bats communicate with each other using biological sonar. Interesting, right?
While these continue to amaze us, our knowledge about animals is still too shallow. That’s because there is a lot to know about them, and you’ll actually be surprised with some of them. Take for example wombats: These creatures actually have cube-shaped poop. Now that’s really interesting. Let’s add this: Kiwis – contrary to popular belief – are in fact blind. They simply forage through the use of smell.
But anyway, enough with the tease and let’s get down to brass tacks. Below are some of the most wonderful – and even weirdest – facts about animals. They’re just too strange to believe!
These captivating illustrations were created by A. Stiffler & K. Copeland for Chaos Life. The series is called Nature is Magical, which aims to educate people of the unknown facts about animals. Know more about the project here.
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Largest Species of Cobra Found By Researchers In West Africa
The newly discovered species of forest cobra can grow up to 3 meters long which makes it the largest cobra in the world to date.
Somewhere off the coast of West Africa, an extremely venomous species of snake is pretty notorious for pestering the local people because of their invasive nature. Upon investigation, the researchers discovered that these invasive snakes are actually a yet to be discovered species of cobra which is only native to that island.
Initially, the experts thought that it’s just a common invasive forest cobra that got carried from Sao Tome somewhere in the Guinean Gulf. However, further studies unveiled that the native West African snake is actually a new species of cobra.
The morphological and genetic testing revealed that the forest cobra is a new species.
Dog Rescued From Meat Farm Refuses To Sleep On Her Bed For A Heartbreaking Reason
Like Harriet, other dogs in the meat farm were fed well just to fatten them up for slaughter.
Animal rescue groups have done their part in the mission to fight dog meat trade in Asian countries like China and South Korea. But the truth is, this sickening culture still exists and this fight is not yet over. In July 2017, the Humane Society International saved 149 dogs from being slaughtered for South Korea’s ‘Bok Nal’ season. These poor creatures were flown to the United States where they were given a chance to have a loving forever home.
One of the lucky dogs that once cowered in fear was three-year-old Korean Jindo, Harriet. The black pooch, along with 13 other rescues, was flown to San Francisco, where staff at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Florida helped care for them.
Harriet the Korean Jindo was saved from a horrible fate of becoming a human’s meal.
African Penguins’ Teamwork To Catch Fish Will Make You Feel Ashamed
As it turns out, the film “Penguins of Madagascar” were right all along – penguins use teamwork to accomplish things.
Somewhere off the southern coast of Africa, the experts discovered one of the fascinating things about African Penguins. As it turns out, the film “Penguins of Madagascar” were right all along – penguins use teamwork to accomplish things. Just as you thought that penguins couldn’t get any more adorable than they already are right now.
According to their findings, they discovered that when hunting for food, African penguins work with one another and corner the fish they’re trying to catch.