An Elephant, Kosik, can speak 5 words in Korean, “sit, no, yes and lie down.” He creates the words by putting his trunk in his mouth and vibrating it. He is the only elephant scientifically proven to speak human words.
“Judas” goats helped eradicate invasive goats in the Galápagos Islands. These goats are sterilized, GPS tracked, and given hormones to attract other goats so that armed hunters could kill all the goats from a helicopter, but leave the Judas goats alive so they could be used to find more goats.
15 monkeys escaped a primate research center in Japan by using trees as catapults over a five-meter high electric fence and afterwards were lured back with peanuts.
A local fisherman in Costa Rica nursed a crocodile back to health after it had being shot in the head, and released the reptile back to its home. The next day, the man discovered “Pocho” had followed him home and was sleeping on the mans porch. For 20 years Pocho became part of the mans family.
In 2001, a lion cub, bear cub and tiger cub were found neglected in a drug dealer’s basement. They have lived together ever since they were adopted by a sanctuary and are considered inseparable because of strong friendship.
Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior.
African buffalo herds display “voting behavior” to indicate their travel preferences by standing up, staring in one direction and then lying back down. Only adult females vote.
Israel-related animal conspiracy theories exist in some countries. Sharks, vultures, boars, rats, and dolphins are among the animals Israel allegedly uses against others.
In 2015 at least 120,000 saiga antelopes died mysteriously en masse. This corresponds to about 50% of the entire population of these rare animals.
Wildlife researchers around the world have caught deer on film eating birds, in some cases “actually eating living baby birds right out of the nests”.