By Rachel Comish
With all the crazy stuff going on right now (and completely depressing, I’d like to add), let’s remind ourselves what’s really important: adorable baby animals. Here are 15 fun facts about animals. I dare you not to smile:
The fear of animals is called Zoophobia.
When puppies play together, the boys try to lose so the girls will like them.
In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.
A black panther is really just a black leopard.
Women, elephants, and humpback whales are the only mammals to experience menopause.
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart on the water.
A kangaroo can’t hop if you lift its tail off the ground.
Dolphins only use half their brains to sleep, the other half stays awake so they can swim to the surface and breathe.
Giraffes don’t have vocal cords.
Elephants can’t actually drink through their trunks like a straw, unlike every cartoon we have ever seen.
Penguins are capable of jumping 6 feet out of water.
Gorillas can catch colds.
Dogs’ nose prints are the equivalent of a fingerprint.
Polar bears don’t have body heat.
Cats started meowing in an effort to communicate with humans. They don’t need to make any noise to communicate with each other.
And there you have it. Next time you’re feeling down, bust out one of these bad boys, Google search baby panda bears, or even find a live stream of kittens playing. Always remember: some-“bunny” loves you.
Images from www.unleashed.org