It’s perhaps common animal-fact knowledge by now that the stripes on every tiger are as individual as fingerprints or snowflakes – no two patterns are alike. But did you also know that those patterns on a tiger’s fur repeat on its skin? These patterns, says National Geographic, serve as camouflage, with the stripes making it hard for prey to see all of its predator at once.
These docile African ruminants, which can grow as tall as 6m, have a very unusual feature: their tongues are deep purple. Although there’s lots of speculation as to the whys of the extra-dense melanin of giraffes’ mouth organs – and no hard facts – scientists believe that the dark colour is to protect them from sunburn as they munch leaves all day long out in the strong sun.
Did you ever leave your dog alone for longer than usual, only to come home and swear that she missed you more than usual? You probably weren’t imagining things. According to Animal Planet, dogs can tell the difference between one hour and five hours. They also have an innate sense of when things should happen – like their regularly-scheduled walks and meals.
Love for dogs make people kinder, says the photographer of Little kids and big dogs. If viewing these images makes you decide on getting a dog but you don’t like barky dogs, find out the quietest dog breeds.