ANIMAL FACTS

Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.
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What if an astronaut took his/her pet bird into space? Would it still be able to fly?

What would happen if birds were released into space? Well, we don't know, but we think that birds in space would actually do quite well because their wings would help stabilize them as they float through space.

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  • 10 Completely Wrong Sayings About Animals

    10 Completely Wrong Sayings About Animals

    Ever been told you're as stubborn as a mule or blind as a bat? It might have been an unintended compliment. Many common sayings about animals are really off the mark. See more »

  • 10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

    10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

    You might know that a cheetah can run 70 mph, but did you know that hens can change sex or that leeches have three sets of jaws? Here are 10 really strange animal facts. See more »

  • 10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

    10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

    The natural world boasts an incredible diversity of animals, some of which are so colorful and bizarre that they seem made-up. Meet 10 very creative creatures. See more »

  • 10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

    10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

    Flying and being invisible are NOT the only superpowers. What if you could freeze yourself and then reanimate? What if you could survive space without any help from NASA like tardigrades can? Time to introduce a few new superpowers into your arsenal. See more »

  • 10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

    10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

    One animal procrastinates. Another is famous for making out. Yet another might remember faces better than you do. Our nonhuman cohorts are capable of much more than instinct and action. Here are 10 captivating examples. See more »

  • 10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

    10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

    One bird parent flies for miles, dunks itself in water and returns the nest to let babies actually suck the water from its feathers. Another turns a blind eye to sibling shenanigans that can turn deadly. Can you name these animal parents? See more »

  • 10 Venomous Creatures in Your Backyard

    10 Venomous Creatures in Your Backyard

    You don't have to live in some exotic, tropical environment to find a venomous critter. They live all over the world, and some may be closer than you think. See more »

  • 10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

    10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

    The world is full of cuddly koalas, loyal dogs and friendly dolphins. Or is it? Even positive animal stereotypes can be dangerous if they lead to humans making poor judgment calls. See more »

  • 5 Animals That Look Like Monsters

    5 Animals That Look Like Monsters

    There's little we can imagine that Mother Nature hasn't already dreamed up in one of her fouler moods. Care to meet some creatures with frightful features? See more »

  • 5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

    5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

    Meet the pig: It can employ evasive maneuvers and play video games with joysticks, among other porcine talents. Kind of a whole different take on bacon, isn't it? See more »

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