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Weird Animal Facts That Will Make You Sad

Updated November 5, 2019 599.6k views20 items

You know how sometimes we tend to assume that most animals live the good life and spend all day hanging out in nature, mating at random, and laying around eating in the sun? Well, if you’ve ever been jealous of the furry, the feathered, or the many-legged, you might think again after getting a load of some of these sad animal facts from sadanimalfacts.com Here we’ve gathered a collection of both weird animal facts and cool facts about animals that will make you realize that life isn't always roses, no matter what your species you come from.

Despite the impression you might get from the multitude of adorable memes of cats and dogs that regularly flood the Internet, in some regards our animal pals kinda got the short end of the stick. Here you’ll learn random animal facts that will make your last pregnancy, set of braces, or abandonment issues look like child’s play. You’ll learn what sea creature is really the most heartless in the ocean and find out what breed of pooch was used as a nanny dog for centuries before being stereotyped by Hollywood.

So the next time you wish you could redecorate your house, take a look at what the average dwarf lemur is dealing with. Wish you weren’t so dependent on your significant other? We’ve got lady ferrets with a tale that’ll make you cry. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with your own plight or are just out to learn some interesting animal facts, it's time to meet a group of creatures whose sad facts about animals will put things in perspective.

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  • Before Being Stereotyped, Pit Bulls Were Nanny Dogs

    Before Being Stereotyped, Pit  is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Weird Animal Facts That Will Make You Sad
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    As a breed, pitbulls are super intelligent, protective, and love pleasing their owners. Unfortunately recent stereotyping has led to a great deal of fear surrounding the breed who, with proper care and training, can be among the most loving and gentle dogs around.

  • Zebras Can't Sleep Alone

    Zebras Can't Sleep Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Weird Animal Facts That Will Make You Sad
    Photo: Paul Maritz / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    By making sleep a group effort, male zebras protect the females of their group from any strange zebra guys who might try any funny business.

  • It's Grief, Not the Full Moon, That Causes Wolves to Howl

    Though wolves occasionally howl to ward other wolves away from their territory, scientists have uncovered that some howls have a softer side. Studies revealed that wolves howl to locate missing members of their pack and that the closer a relationship the howler has to the missing pack member, the more they howled for them.

  • Most Octopuses Tend To Be Loners and Teach Their Young Very Litte

    Most Octopuses Tend To Be Lone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Weird Animal Facts That Will Make You Sad
    Photo: albert kok / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    For the most part, the average octopus tends to be kind of a loner and some will even seal themselves inside their dens with rocks. Though they mate with various other octopuses, they tend to kinda be deadbeat parents who pass very little knowledge on to their offspring.

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