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Sea Creatures
877 votersTerrifying Reasons Why Otters Are Not As Cute And Cuddly As They AppearAmong fluffy kittens and big eyed puppies, one of Earth's cutest animals is often said to be the cuddly little otter. But don't be...
Animals
77 voters13 Rare Photos Of Animals That Are Almost ExtinctAnimal conservation is one of the most universal causes being championed around the world. Some animals, like koalas and tigers, a...
Animals
234.2k views13 Facts Most People Don't Know About The Coconut Crab, The Biggest ArthropodAlthough most people don't think about crabs as bone crushing, kitten-eating, mastadons of the tropics, most people have never met...
Animals
340 votersAnimals That People Mistakenly Think Are Endangered - But Actually Aren'tTo conservationists, animals that came back from near extinction are like your favorite sports team scoring a much needed point at...
Animals
333.8k views9 Facts That Will Absolutely Ruin Your Perception of KoalasWhat’s not to love about koalas, right? This cuddly-looking, cute marsupial is the living embodiment of a cartoon teddy bear. They...
Animals
31.5k viewsThis Rare Species Of Toad Produces One Of The Most Potent Natural PsychedelicsThe Colorado River toad is one in a long line of examples of just how far humans are willing to go in order to intoxicate themselv...
Sea Creatures
12.8k views10 Mind-Boggling Facts About The Giant Squid, The Kraken Of The SeaRelease the kraken! Odds are, you've heard of the amazing giant squid. For thousands of years, they've populated the stories of ma...
Animals
590.2k viewsMagical Facts About the Life of the CapybaraWhat’s not to love about the capybara? The overgrown guinea pig may be the largest rodent in the world, but you should give more t...
Interesting
46.2k views17 Fun Facts You Should Know About Pigs That'll Make You Appreciate Them Even MoreAlthough you can probably name every type of pork dish you like to eat, or which recipes go much better with bacon, you probably a...
Animals
15.9k viewsFun Facts You Should Know About ApesThe great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans—are humans' closest living relatives. They share about 98 percent of our DNA....
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74.4k viewsMeet The Long-Eared Jerboa―Part Rabbit, Part Mouse, Part Kangaroo And 100% MajesticWhat do you get when you mix a mouse, a kangaroo, a monkey, a basset hound, and an antelope? You get a long-eared jerboa! No, they...
Animals
12.0k views10 Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About EchidnasAre you ready to learn some fun facts about the echidna? Get ready, because this is going to be a great time. The echidna, also ca...
Animals
30.3k viewsMeet The Flying Fox - A Mammoth-Sized Gentle GiantThe megabat, the fruit bat, the fabulous flying fox - these common names all describe the mammoth flying mammal that's more scient...
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98.0k views11 Facts Most People Don't Know About Aye-Ayes, The Creepiest Of All PrimatesIn the darkest reaches of Madagascar, one of the weirdest creatures on Earth has managed to strike fear into the hearts of the loc...
Pets
63.3k views13 Bizarre Things Most People Don't Know About The Raccoon DogSpending thousands of hours looking at the adorable antics of random dogs and high-spirited raccoons on the Internet is a perfectl...
Animals
12.1k viewsMeet The Monkey With An Oddly Human-Looking Face And A Bright Blue BootyThere's a new monkey in town - it's from the Congo and it's called the lesula. Known for its humanlike face and bright blue butt, ...
Animals
78.9k views12 Lesser-Known Facts About Raccoons, The Dangerous Beasts In Your BackyardRaccoons are most commonly known for being cuddly little bandit-masked creatures, but while they may be totally adorable in online...
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74.6k views16 Reasons The Pangolin Is The Most Badass Animal You've Never Heard OfChances are, you've never heard of a pangolin, but you probably know what one looks like. Pangolins are basically a real-life Sand...
Animals
44.3k views11 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rats That Will Seriously Disturb YouIf you weren't already terrified of rats, by the time you’ve finished this post you might be - or maybe it will just make you love...
Animals
8.9k views25 Fascinating Facts You Probably Never Learned About MarsupialsMarsupials are hands-down some of the coolest animals on the planet, with plenty of fascinating features that set them apart from ...