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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Animals? Below you can discover forty-six curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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In order to protect themselves from poachers, African Elephants have been evolving without tusks, which unfortunately also hurts their species.
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A cat has 244 bones in its entire body—even more than a human, who only has 206 bones.
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Donkeys hate rain. Their coat is not waterproof and staying out in rain for a long period actually damages their health.
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Rome has more homeless cats per square mile than any other city in the world.
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Many people raise guinea fowls for their eggs, which are higher in protein than regular chicken eggs as they are thicker with more yolk than egg white.
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In Japan, cats are thought to have the power to turn into super spirits when they die. This may be because according to the Buddhist religion, the body of the cat is the temporary resting place of very spiritual people
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A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
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Donkeys are originally from desert areas of Middle East and Africa and are anatomically well-equipped to survive in those conditions.
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Guinea fowls were first domesticated by Ancient Romans and are still farmed to this day.
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Guinea fowls have been known to spend hours watching themselves in the reflection from glass patio doors. Some people put mirrors near where they keep their guineas and love to watch them “watch themselves”. Source
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Natural enemies of guinea fowls are wild cats, wolves, snakes, crocodiles and humans.
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Guinea fowl eats different types of worms, insects, reptiles, spiders, berries, seed, tubers, roots and grains. It can survive prolonged period of time without water.
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The ant, in comparison to its size, is one of the strongest animals in the world. A single ant can carry 50 times its own body weight and even work together in a group to move larger objects!
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The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph). Most gallop at around 44 kph or 27 mph.
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Many donkeys are used in developing countries as methods of commute and transportation of goods and services.
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Donkeys and horses are often crossbred. The baby of a female horse and a male donkey is known as Mule.
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Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap.
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There are an estimated 60 million horses in the world, combining wild and domesticated horses.
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A donkey can hear another donkey in the desert from 60 miles away thanks to that sound and their large ears.
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Ponies are small horses.
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Female lays 8 to 15 eggs that hatch after incubation of 24 to 30 days. Only female takes part in the incubation of eggs, while male guards the nest. Chicks, known as keets, fledge at the age of 4 weeks. Two-months-old guinea fowls are ready to return to the flock with their parents. Source
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Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other. The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.
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Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
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Domestic horses can read human emotions, such as sadness or nervousness, even before we’ve even consciously registered them.
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There are wild donkeys in Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Mississippi.
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Guinea fowl is active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. It rests during the hottest part of the day and eliminates excess heat via its bare head and neck.
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Guinea fowl are mentioned in Greek mythology. Meleagros was the son of Oeneus, King of Calydon. According to legend, upon his death, his sisters were transformed into guineafowl. Source
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Baby horses can walk and run after just a few hours of being born.
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The deadliest animal in all of Africa is the hippopotamus.
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Guinea fowl can survive 10 to 20 years in the wild.
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When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months due to the fact that they have so many predators. However, in a controlled environment like being kept as a pet, they can live up to two years.
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The largest African elephant ever recorded was found in Angola, rocking in at a massive 24,000 lb (11,000 kg), with a shoulder height of 3.96 meters (13.0 ft), and being at least a metre taller than the average male African elephant! Source
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A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
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The spiked dog collar was invented by the Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf attacks.
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Similar to apes, donkeys who live in a herd will groom each other.
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Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa. They are the Giraffe and African elephant.
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Unlike humans, cats are usually lefties. Studies indicate that their left paw is typically their dominant paw.
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A cross between a zebra and a donkey can be called a zonkey, zebronkey, zedonk, or zebadonk.
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Horses can sleep while standing.
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African elephants are the largest land animals in the world today.
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The teeth of a horse can help determine their age. A horse’s teeth never stop growing.
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A donkey’s milk is more like human milk than the milk of any other species.
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A donkey will never get involved in an activity if it considers it to be unsafe.
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Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.
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If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a "Pizzy Bear".
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Believe it or not, since 2005, traveling donkeys in Britain have been required to have a passport.

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