Growing list of pet and animal facts

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A growing list of pet facts that will brighten your day

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1. There is one breed of cat that loves water! The Turkish Van has a soft coat that wicks away water and they are known to enjoy swimming.

2. The early horse migrated over land bridges to other parts of the world such as Spain and Portugal and developed into the animal we know as Equine/Equus today. 

3. A group of owls is called a parliament.
4. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
5. An anteater is about 6 feet long but its mouth is only an inch wide. 
6. Some turtles can breathe through their rear ends!- This term is called cloacal respiration.
    Some turtles can breathe through their rear ends!

7. A cat's nose pad is as unique as a human fingerprint or snowflake. It would be hard to get a print on that mischievous cat.
8. Did you know that a camel's humps do not really store water?
9. There are 18 species of penguin which are found in a variety of countries
10. A group of ferrets is called a “business.”
11. Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine.

12. Most Lionesses have their first litter of cubs when they are around 4 years old. She keeps them safe by hunting in a close radius to the den.

13. Woodpeckers peck on wood or objects as a form of communication!

14. Diseases that can spread from monkeys to humans include Ebola Reston, B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1), monkeypox, yellow fever, simian immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, and other diseases not yet known or identified.- This is called zoonotic disease (animal to human)
Monkey with an attractive beard

15. Dalmations are born completely white and develop their spots at a later age. 
16. Giant spiders can eat birds!🕷 
17. Dogs have 319-321 bones while humans have around 206 bones. 
18. A study at UCSD claims that your dog can get actually get jealous when you pet another dog!
19. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, they will become lighter in color!
20. A monarch butterfly has a wingspan of 3 1/2 to 4 inches
21. A Polar bear's skin is black.

22. Dogs sweat through their paw pads and pant to cool themselves off.
23. Female lions do 90% of the hunting.
24. Sea otters hold hands to keep from drifting apart when sleeping
Image credits- Wikimedia Commons
25. Cats have around 100 vocal cords while the average dog has around 10.

26. True!- Bats are the only mammals with the ability to fly. Bats are classified in the order Chiroptera, which is further subdivided into Yangochiroptera and Yinpterochiroptera suborders.

27. In the New Testament, a dove is used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32). It is also an emblem of purity, innocence, and harmlessness (Matthew 10:16).

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  1. Do you know the old saying, “If cows are laying down it is going to rain?” Do you know if that is true or not?

  2. I have never heard that before! Look at this article I found about cows laying down before rain and the theories people have.

    One thought is that cow legs are micro-porous structures that rapidly absorb moisture and they can no longer hold the weight of the cow...ridiculous? sounds silly to me! Thank you for commenting.

  3. I do not like that big spider!

  4. I really enjoy this part of your blog too! Almost all of them I had no idea! Thank you, keep em coming!

  5. I appreciate that Christ is such a big part of your life. I never knew there was a cat that likes water. I like these random facts, thank you.

    1. Thank you for commenting. I am glad you appreciate that.

  6. I like your random animal facts. I was surprised to learn a group of ferrets is called “business”
    Thanks for the relaxing reads at the end of a busy “business” (minus ferrets) day!


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