Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

22 Fascinating Animal Facts That Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You.

#6. Cats can do a lot of things like jumping from high places, but there’s one thing they can’t do.

Cats use their tongues to groom themselves and their young, but they don’t have sweet receptors. So, don’t bother giving your kitty a slice of that birthday cake because it won’t really taste like anything to them.

Cats can do a lot of things like jumping from high places, but there’s one thing they can’t do.

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#7. This might look like the hand of some kind of alien monster stored in the backlot of a Hollywood studio.

But it’s actually the paw of a platypus, a creature found in eastern Australia who has the beak of a duck. The platypus is an excellent swimmer thanks to its webbed hands. It also spends a lot of time looking for food in the water. The male platypus has the ability to release venom from its hind claws.

#8. Penguins are unlike other birds because they use their wings as flippers to swim instead of flying.

Another interesting fact about penguins is that they’re more like us than most people realize. Did you know they have knees? Most people have never seen a penguin squat down or kneel, but apparently, they’ve got the joints for it.

#9. Beavers are considered the world’s second largest rodents and they’re efficient little builders too.

They build canals, dams, and lodges for their colonies. But if you take a closer look at one, you’ll notice that their incisors are orange. That’s because they’re loaded with iron which makes their incisors highly more resistant to acid than our teeth’s enamel.

Beavers are considered the world’s second largest rodents and they’re efficient little builders too.

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#10. Otters spend a lot of time floating in the water because their diet is largely based on fish.

But did you know that they sleep while floating on their backs too? Unfortunately, there’s a risk they might get separated from their friends and family, so these adorable sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they won’t drift apart.

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