22 Fascinating Animal Facts That Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You.
The animal kingdom is extremely surreal, but most of us have no idea how unique each species is. But if we took a moment to open our minds, we’d swear that these animals were from another world. As it turns out, each species is special in their own way and there are facts out there that will blow your mind. But they’re so weird, you’ll probably consider adding them to trivia night. So, if you’re bored, sit tight, and take a look at these interesting animal facts.
#1. Anna’s hummingbird is native to North America’s west coast and have a chameleon-like quality.
You probably didn’t know this but Anna’s hummingbird is able to change its color every second. The reason it’s able to do this is that the feather’s microstructure reflects light differently. So, when the viewing angle changes, so does the color.
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#2. Approximately 30 percent of sharks lay eggs that are transparent just like the one you see here.
The shark egg contains a baby shark in the embryonic stage and a yolk sac much like a typical chicken egg. You can even see an umbilical cord attached to the shark and the sac, which it uses to nourish itself.
#3. Although the Chinese water deer has some similarities to a regular deer, they have one obvious feature.
They might have the same doe eyes as typical deer, but instead of growing antlers on their head, they have tusks that can grow to be as long as two inches. So be careful before you decide to pet one of these things.
#4. A young owl doesn’t have to worry about falling off a tree while it’s taking a nap and hurting itself.
An owl will either use its back toe, called the hallux, to hold on the branch, or it will do something even crazier and just lay flat on its stomach like this one is doing. Don’t worry. It’s okay. It’s just resting a bit.
#5. Most people don't know that cows are very intelligent creatures and can think critically and solve problems.
Another unknown fact about cows is that they don’t have top front teeth. So, if your hand ever gets caught in a cow’s mouth, don’t panic because it won't hurt.
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