1. Honey bees communicate by dancing.
2. A group of pugs is called a “grumble.”
3. A newborn panda weighs as much as a cup of tea.
4. Crows play pranks on each other, just for fun!
5. A red panda’s tail can grow up to 19 inches in length.
6. Gentoo penguins propose to their mates with a pebble.
7. Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each other’s tails.
8. Butterfly fish also form pairs for life. If the two become separated, they rise into the water column above the reef and search for each other.
9. Chicks talk to each other from inside their eggs.
10. The closest relative to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews.
11. Otters hold hands when they sleep so that they won’t float away from each other.
12. Polar bears use manners when asking to share with another bear. They use nose-to-nose greetings as a way to ask other bears for something.
13. Cows have best friends.
14. Rabbit jumping is a competition in Sweden commonly known as “Kaninhoppning”
15. Turtles can breathe through their butts!
16. Dolphins have names for each other.
17. Macaques in Japan know how to use vending machines, and buy items using coins that they find.
18. A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”
19. Humpback whales have pop music.
20. Baby puffins are called “pufflings.”
21. Squirrels will adopt an abandoned baby if its parents are gone.
22. When play-fighting, male puppies will let the female puppies “win.”
23. Chimp babies play with dolls.
24. Rats and mice can laugh.
25. Squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts leads to hundreds of new trees each year.
26. When rabbits do a little twisty shimmy out of excitement, it’s called a “binky.”
27. Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them.
28. A group of bunnies is called a “fluffle.”
29. The furry feet of Fennec Foxes work like snowshoes by protecting them from the hot desert sand.
30. Snow Leopards use their tails as a portable fuzzy blankie to keep them warm wherever they go!
31. If you shave a guinea pig, it looks just like a baby hippo.
32. Ants are very polite, and bow to say hello!
33. Norway once knighted a penguin.
34. Goats have accents, like people do!
35. Octopi have been known to collect and arrange rocks and shiny things, making an octopus’s garden!
36. A cat version of the corgi exits: the munchkin cat.
37. This little guy is a Bumblebee Bat, the world’s smallest bat.
38. And speaking of cheerleading, these Pom-pom Crabs have some moves of their own!
39. Wallabies thump their feet to communicate danger and are adept swimmers.
40. Young Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.
41. Baby otters are born with lifejackets already on them!
42. Dogs sneeze as a way of communicating to other dogs that they’re not being aggressive.
43. Since they do not hibernate, an individual pika must collect a large pile of dry grasses to eat in its rocky burrow in order to make it through the winter!
44. Cat’s show trust by headbutting people to make them feel safe.