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10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

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1. Cats greet each other by pressing their noses together.

Kitties are master communicators. They use 3 ways of communication i.e by using vocal signals, through body language and through scents.However, whether cats are meeting for the first time or longtime housemates are catching up after three-hour catnaps, they usually greet each other by touching and sniffing each others’ noses. The nose touch is an even social exchange that puts both cats in an equally vulnerable position. When a cat smells another cat who doesn’t have his scent on her, he marks her by rubbing his face and head on her. It’s partially friendly — a show of social acceptance — but it’s also territory marking.Your cat may also instigate a nose-touch greeting with you and there’s nothing wrong with letting your cat do this. Go ahead and say hello back the same way.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

2. Red pandas use their bushy tails as blankets to help keep warm.

Red Pandas are very skillful and acrobatic animals that stay predominantly in trees. They have a bear-like body with thick russet fur and unique coloring which appears cryptic in the canopy of fir trees. Their long bushy tails with six alternating yellowish red transverse ochre rings provide balance and excellent camouflage against their habitat of moss and lichen-covered trees. Moreover, they also cover themselves with their tails in winter presumably for warmth.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

3. When a giraffe is ready to give birth, she’ll return to the place she was born to have her baby.

Giraffes are social, non-territorial creatures. Giraffes choose to have their babies in places known as calving grounds. Apparently giraffe’s birth looks very painful as their young endure a rather rude welcome into the world by falling more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) to the ground. But certainly there’s something that is really unique and amazing about these grounds which is that mothers will often return to these lands time after time to give birth. Often, it is the same place they were born because a herd will continue the tradition of using the area for several generations.

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4. Male puppies intentionally let female puppies win when they are play fighting.

Thank God, it is not a dog-eat-dog world after all, at least among puppies. A study has found that young male dogs playing with female pups will often let the females win, even if the males have a physical advantage. Ain’t interesting? The male puppies, for example, would sometimes lick the muzzles of their opponents, giving the female a chance to bite them in a vulnerable position. They would also even completely drop to the ground from a moving, standing or sitting position, looking like a boxer down for the count. By doing this they might lose the game in the short run, but they could win at love in the future.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

5. Squirrels adopt squirrel babies that have been abandoned by their parents.

The study by Guelph Prof. Andrew McAdam, along with researchers from the University of Alberta and McGill University, revealed that red squirrels will adopt pups that have lost their mother. It’s a significant finding because while such adoptions are typical among species that live in extended family groups, it’s much less common among asocial animals, such as squirrels.Animal behaviorists have been trying to understand the motivation behind this altruism for decades, with little success. However, some suggest that animals are simply compassionate creatures, willing to help others even while incurring a cost to themselves.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

6. Macaques have snowball fights to entertain themselves.

With devilish look in their eyes, leaping over each other, chasing and quick-stepping over the cold flakes, these primates may not look as human as others in their family, but they clearly have the same instincts when it comes to having fun in the snow. They look like a cuddly ball of fluff and they certainly seem equipped for the cold. These young Japanese macaques / snow monkeys have also know how to roll snowballs, which doesn’t have any survival purpose, but with which they have a lot of fun, much like human children.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

7. Cows have best friends with whom they spend the majority of their time.

Cows are highly sociable animals that experience stress when they are isolated, just another fact that shows that farm animals are someones not somethings. That’s right, just like you and me when a cow is apart from their best friend for extended periods of time they just aren’t themselves. So they need to stay closer to their friends with whom they spend their majority of time. And this can work in our favor too. As If we can encourage farmers to keep an eye out for those cows which like to keep their friends with them, it could have some real benefits, such as improving their milk yields and reducing stress for the animals, which is very important for their welfare.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

8. The Quokka is known as the happiest animal on earth because of its unfading smile.

When it comes to cute animal pictures, there’s no beating to this cheeky creature, who may as well have wandered straight out of a feel-good kids’ movie. Quokka, aka “the happiest animal in the world” are herbivore animals and nocturnal marsupials, which always have an unfading smile on their faces. They’re the only land mammal on Rottnest Island, and have become something of a tourist attraction. According to Clive Wynne, the quokka’s Mona Lisa smile, is “an accident of evolution.”

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

9. Rats and mice are ticklish, and even giggle when they’re being tickled.

Do animals other than humans have a sense of humor? Perhaps in some ways, yes.
Back in the late 1990s, neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp discovered that as lab rats played with one another, they emitted unique ultrasonic chirps that were associated with a positive emotional state.Now, a new study has found that to ensure that lab rats are not too stressed after feeling the bite of a hypodermic needle and for this you simply have to tickle them. Amazingly, these tickling sessions always induced that tiny rodent laughter, and the researchers started to organize their rats based on who seemed to enjoy tickling the most and laughed the hardest.

10 Incredibly Sweet Scientific Facts That Will Melt Your Heart

10. Sheep can recognize facial expressions, and they really enjoy seeing smiles.

When people think of animals, stereotypes immediately come to mind. We automatically categorize chimps and dolphins as being one of the smartest animals on earth. Most of us know that elephants possess exemplary memory. Owls must be wise because of their appearance. Those crows are devilish and cunning, right? And, don’t forget sheep.

Sheep brains are more similar to humans, they have long term memory and they recognize faces too…

In 80% of the time in recent studies, sheep were able to accurately recognize faces that were familiar to them. They are able to recognize when a sheep in their flock is missing, or a person that routinely cares for them is absent.

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