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When sea otters fall sleep, they hold hands to stop themselves drifting apart.

Japanese snow monkeys have fun by throwing snow balls at each other.snow_monkey_japanese

Female komodo dragons can breed without a male.komodo-dragon-1341176_960_720

Hummingbirds are one of the only species of bird which have the ability to fly backwards.hummingbird-1858416_960_720

The wombat’s dung is shaped like a cube.

Flickr: jomilo75

Flickr: jomilo75

The largest colony of bats in the world is in Texas and has over 20 million

Flickr: mcti6mw2

Flickr: mcti6mw2

Gentoo penguins have life partners which they ‘propose’ to by offering a pebble.

Flickr: Gilad Rom

Flickr: Gilad Rom

Seahorses travel with their life partners by holding the other’s tail.

Flickr: wolf4max

Flickr: wolf4max

There is a type of jellyfish which never dies.

Goats have accents.goat have accents

Dogs wag their tails to the left when happy, and to the right when sad.dog tail wag

Butterflies taste using their feet.butterfly-1757511_960_720

There are over 50,000 spiders per acre.Spider

Oysters can change gender.pacific-oyster-57652_960_720

The male platypus is venomous.

Flickr: Matt Chan

Flickr: Matt Chan

Elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.Elephant shrew

A group of rhinos is called a crash.Rhino

Lobsters can live to over 50.Lobster

Octopus’ have three hearts.Octopus three hearts

Male songbirds sing over 2,000 times a day.Male songbird

Ants never sleep.Ant never sleeps

A woodpecker can peck over 20 times a second.Woodpecker

A hippo’s sweat is pink.Hippo

Moles can dig over 300 feet every day.

Mole

Sailfish are the world’s fastest swimmer reaching speeds of 109 km/h.

Flickr: WIDTTF

Flickr: WIDTTF

Fleas jump 200 times their height.

Flickr: AFPMB

Flickr: AFPMB

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