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Weird But True Animal Facts

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Weird But True Animal Facts

Here are some uncommon facts you may not have known about these common small animals:

Powerful Poop
In Great Britain, chicken litter is used to generate electricity.

Hot Feet
The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet.

High Jumpers
Rabbits can jump 36 inches and higher.

Where Are The Sheep?
The top 5 sheep-producing states are Texas, California, Wyoming, Colorado, and South Dakota.

Why Not?
During pre-Revolutionary War times, it was illegal in the colonies to spin wool.

No Cans
Contrary to common belief, goats do not eat tin cans or clothing.

Are You Kidding?
A baby goat is called a “kid,” and the act of a goat giving birth is called “kidding.”

A Team of Ducks?
A baby duck is called a duckling, an adult male is called a drake, an adult female is called a hen or a duck, a group of ducks is called a raft, a team, or a paddling.

Waterproof
Did you know that a duck’s feathers are so waterproof, that even when it dives under the water to get food, its downy underlayer of feathers will remain dry?

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1 Arlene Rujsza-Lenz { 11.09.15 at 8:55 pm }

Cool!

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