Incredible animal facts you probably didn’t know before (part 2)
Some animals have surprisingly human-like behaviours. While others have extraordinary features. See how well you know your animals facts in part 2 of our special feature.
Incredible as this animal fact may seem, dolphins call each other by ‘name’. Research at the University of St Andrews found that dolphins can call out to other dolphins by mimicking the distinct whistle of the dolphin they want.
Not convinced that men and chimps are closely related? In 2015, the Royal Science Open Society reported that scientists in Guinea had discovered that the animals they were studying frequently drank fermented palm sap – an alcoholic, naturally-occurring sort of wine that human locals are also partial to. The cool clincher: the chimps also used utensils to gather and drink this liquor, namely, crushed leaves they used as ‘sponges’ to sop it up and move it to their mouths – often in copious enough quantities that some of them actually got drunk.