These are 19 fascinating images of little-known animal facts that people have shared on social media. The globe is home to many incredible creatures, yet many of us are unaware of certain strange facts regarding the animal kingdom. 

A Reddit user asked, “What is your favorite obscure animal fact?” and many people responded with amazing animal information. Check it by swiping it down. 

Each image has a link that takes viewers to the source. Please visit these photographers’  collections or personal websites to view more of their work. 

#1

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: gengardeStephen Michael Barnett

The red panda and the binturong, popularly called the bearcat, are closely related to arboreal mammals.  Popcorn is the aroma! 

One little-known fact about it is that captive binturong can harbor resentment and will even climb over people to s**t on their heads. 

#2

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Unlucky-Pomegranate3Suzanne D. Williams

“When caterpillars go through the chrysalis phase, they do not just grow wings; instead, their whole body  transforms into a soupy, liquid state that eventually transforms into the butterfly.”

#3

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Soulfighter56Sarah Halliday

“When roosters crow, they momentarily deafen themselves to protect their hearing.”

#4

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Waldo_007Diane Picchiottino

“Everyone knows that octopuses have eight legs. 

It can squeeze through a quarter-sized hole and possesses nine brains in addition to three hearts

#5

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Ethan8246Dušan veverkolog

“The sweat of hippos is red.”

#6

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: powderabuserRobert Woeger

“Woodpecker tongues wrap around the back of their brains. This keeps the brain safe when you’re pecking at a fast pace.”

#7

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: PatienceandFortitude

Crows can identify specific individuals even when they are disguised and have been around for a long 

#8

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: amishsheepherderJavier Mazzeo

Because they are genuinely too indolent to search for a partner, female sloths frequently sit in trees and cry until a male hears them and chooses to mate with them. 

#9

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: SunnySaigonOmnitarian

“Pacu fish have teeth that closely resemble human teeth. Their ability to gnaw on fallen nuts in the water evolved.”

#10

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: FOTBWNGavin Allanwood

The paws of rabbits are not covered in pads. Just fur. 

Therefore, it is entirely incorrect if you see a cartoon rabbit with pads on its paws.

#11

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: HoleyerThanThouBen Mullins

Numerous bird species maintain a clean nest for their young by eating the fecal sacks of their young. I’m over wanting to know what it’s like to be a bird. 

#12

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Hyzenthlay87Przemek P

“You know all those photographs you see of deep-sea anglerfish with little lights dangling over their heads? Every single one of them is female. 

The males are very little, have an extremely weak jaw at birth, and are extremely hungry. They search for a girl and bite her since they are both horny and hungry. 

The male and her body are then fused as she releases an enzyme. With only their tiny testicles left, she gradually absorbs them into her body so that she can fertilize her eggs right away whenever she wants to. 

Some females have absorbed many men, resulting in rows and rows of tiny testicles on their bodies. You thought your sexual life was strange, too? 

No kink-shaming, though. 

#13

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: -eDgAR-Les Attridge

“To thwart unwanted male advances, female dragonflies will pretend to be dead.”

#14

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Hazmatix_artCarlos Henrique

“Frogs are pets for tortoises. Because the frogs consume insects and parasites that could harm the spider’s eggs, the spider shields the frog from harm. They keep the frog safe even after the eggs hatch.”

#15

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: Fabled_Webswikipedia.org

“A unique parasite that consumes and replaces the eyeballs of Greenland sharks leaves the great majority of them blind.

It is suggested that this would be advantageous because a) their eyesight was s**t before, b) the parasites wave like lures and may have an anglerfish-like effect, and c) the sharks are incredibly slow thus it might be one of the few methods for them to acquire live prey. 

Imagine that something was a *upgrade* that was eating your eyeballs. 

#16

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: TheDefectedNiklas Hamann

“The a*s of a beaver smells like ice cream.” 

The byproduct of those anal glands, called castoreum, was once used to replace vanilla flavoring. These days, it’s limited to usage in perfume and Bäverhojt, or “beaver shout,” a type of Swedish schnapps. 

#17

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: ghost_gurrlDavid Cadenas

“The butts of turtles allow them to breathe.”

#18

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: themoonhasgoneEthan Brooke

After giving birth, kangaroos will mate again in one to three days. The kangaroo can place its newly fertilized egg in a condition of dormancy and have a backup baby ready to go if the infant latches onto a  teat in the pouch and grows. The kangaroo’s hormones will initiate the development of the egg if the baby either dies or grows out of the pouch. so that they can simultaneously have an adolescent Joey, a  breastfeeding Joey, and a Joey in stasis. 

#19

19 Interesting Photos Of Rarely-Known Animal  Facts.
Image source: generic-volumeBoba Jaglicic

The chemical molecule employed to create artificial banana flavor is the same one that honey bees utilize to detect danger signals. Thus, avoid eating sweets made of bananas next to beehives, and flee if you smell bananas nearby. 

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