Despite living with animals for thousands of years, we are still continuously learning new things about the animal world. And more often than not, those new findings can be pretty amazing and impressive.
Today we decided to present you with a collection of the most amazing facts about animals that sound so incredible that you’ll have a hard time believing they are true. But they are.
Snails are Big Sleepers
You may think that bears are unmatched when it comes to sleeping, but they have nothing on snails. The studies found that snails can sleep for up to three years. They need moisture to function properly, so if the weather isn’t right, they will just go to sleep until things get better.
Pigeons can be trained to distinguish different art pieces and even works from different artists. One pigeon was successfully trained to have the ability to distinguish paintings of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet.
No Basketball for Elephants
Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump. While surprising, this actually makes sense considering their weight.
Clownfish, who gained attention thanks to Pixar’s animated hit Nemo, are all born male. However, they can turn themselves into females in order to enable mating. Once the change is made, they can’t go back.
No Sugar For Cats
You can give sweets to your cats as long as you won’t, but they won’t taste it. This is because they are born without sweet taste buds, which means they can’t taste sugar.
Plenty of Milk to Go Around
Cows are able to produce unbelievable amounts of milk. According to scientific researches, a single cow can give almost 200,000 glasses of milk on average during its lifetime.
Sloths are notorious for their laziness, but their ability to take things slow is still incredible. This includes food as they sometimes need up to two weeks to digest one meal.
Koala’s fingerprint is so similar to the human one that it takes lots of work to distinguish one from another. Finding differences is a challenge even under a microscope, and on certain occasions, koala fingerprints were even confused for humans’ at the crime scenes.