17 Educational Facts About Animals That Are Both Heartwarming And Interesting

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The breadth of diversity in animal behavior is nothing to scoff at. The different species in the animal world have all developed incredibly unique physical traits and behaviors, spanning from heterochromia to monogamous mating relationships. Here's a collection of some of the most heartwarming and interesting facts about animals, courtesy of r/awwducational.

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  • 1. Seahorses "Date". They Have Been Found To Meet Up Regularly During Courtship To Hang Out And Dance Together.

    227 votes
  • 2. Prairie Dogs Have A Language That's More Advanced Than Any Other Animal Language That’s Been Decoded. Researchers Found That Their Calls Convey Descriptive Details Like Distinguishing Between A Wide Variety of Animals, Including Coyotes, Domestic Dogs And Humans, Even What Color A Human Is Wearing.

    Prairie Dogs Have A Language That's More Advanced Than Any Other Animal Language That’s Been Decoded. Researchers Found That Their Calls Convey Descriptive Details Like Distinguishing Between A Wide Variety of Animals, Including Coyotes, Domestic Dogs And Humans, Even What Color A Human Is Wearing.
    Photo: DrGaz / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    250 votes
  • 3. The Goliath Frog (The World’s Largest Species Of Frog) Will Construct Their Own Ponds So Their Tadpoles Will Be Safe. They Have Been Observed Moving Rocks Weighing Over 4.4 Pounds.

    The Goliath Frog (The World’s Largest Species Of Frog) Will Construct Their Own Ponds So Their Tadpoles Will Be Safe. They Have Been Observed Moving Rocks Weighing Over 4.4 Pounds.
    Photo: P_Linehan / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    201 votes
  • 4. Seals Will Perform The Banana Pose When They Are Feeling Safe And Content. It Also Helps Them Regulate Their Body Temperature And Keep Their Extremities Dry.

    Seals Will Perform The Banana Pose When They Are Feeling Safe And Content. It Also Helps Them Regulate Their Body Temperature And Keep Their Extremities Dry.
    Photo: NWCouncil / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    203 votes
  • 5. A Squirrel's Tail Has Quite A Few Uses, It Aids In Swimming, Helps Cushion Falls, They Use It To Try And Protect Themselves From Being Prey, And They Also Use Them In Different Weather. In Snow And Rain It's Like An Umbrella.

    A Squirrel's Tail Has Quite A Few Uses, It Aids In Swimming, Helps Cushion Falls, They Use It To Try And Protect Themselves From Being Prey, And They Also Use Them In Different Weather. In Snow And Rain It's Like An Umbrella.
    Photo: synspectrum / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    163 votes
  • 6. Red Pandas Use Their Tails As Wraparound Blankets In The Chilly Mountain Heights.

    Red Pandas Use Their Tails As Wraparound Blankets In The Chilly Mountain Heights.
    Photo: TinaRTiller / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    162 votes