In 1997 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a pot-bellied pig named Lulu saved her owner, having a heart attack. Lulu heard the owner’s cries of pain then forced her way out of the yard and played dead on the road. Lulu successfully stopped a car and guided help to the owner, she survived.
Badgers and Coyotes hanging out together is well documented. Here is a rare video of a coyote and badger playing and hunting together in Northern California.
Modern polar bears are descended from hybridisation between ancient polar bears and long extinct Irish bears. The Irish genetic component has passed down through the maternal side throughout the ages and is now present in all modern polar bears. In short, polar bears are Irish
The Irish Elk, an extinct species of deer, stood 7 feet tall at the shoulders and had 12 foot wide antlers. The Irish Elk was the third largest deer to ever live, but had the largest and heaviest antler of any animal in the deer family. It went extinct 7000 years ago.
Animal life in Chernobyl is thriving, not because the radiation is gone, there’s still a lot of it, but because there’s barely any humans living in that area.
Animals re-evaluate what they experienced during the day in their sleep and thereby secure knowledge, meaning they have dreams as complex as a human’s.
Giraffes are completely invisible to lions that are blind or wearing hats far too large for them.
Pigs can be taught to play video games. They are able to control a cursor with a joystick and move it to the indicated area. They tried the same game with dogs, but even after extensive training dogs weren’t able to understand the goal. Pigs even beat chimpanzees.
Most female cheetahs go their entire lives without raising a single cub to maturity. The species is dependent on “supermoms” that are particularly adept at raising cubs. One such supermom, Eleanor, has mothered at least 10% of all adult cheetahs in the southern Serengeti.
The scientists who first discovered the platypus thought it was fake. Although indigenous Aboriginal people already knew of the creature, European scientists assumed an egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed, venomous mammal had to be an elaborate hoax.