Atypically hilarious animal behavior

Animal tend to communicate in a different language than we do. Yet, they display some relatively similar behavior. However, there are some animal behaviors that are just odd and can be quite hilarious.

Fainting Goats – Domestic goats’ muscles completely freeze for 10-12 seconds when frightened. This usually results in the goat falling on it’s side. Makes for quite a hilarious moment.

Cows grazing in the same direction – Cows are herd animals and stick together to reduce the threat from predators. They all graze in the same direction, so the herd stays together as it drifts around the field. A new study suggests that cows sense the Earth’s magnetic field and use it to line up their bodies so they face either north or south when grazing or resting.

Smoking Animals – Even animals get addicted to this vice as in the case of Tori, the Indonesian Orangutan. Her zoo keepers had to deal with her tantrums if she didn’t get her daily fix. She was sent to rehab in 2012 to fix this addiction.

Finches compensating for ugliness – Zebra finches have been known to lay slightly larger eggs when their mate is considered to be less attractive. Supposedly the extra nutrients and room to grow are meant to compensate for the father’s poor genes.

Alcoholic Monkeys – In St. Kitts, the vervet monkeys developed a taste for alcohol over the course of the past few centuries by eating fermented sugar cane. They even started stealing alcohol from local resorts.

via Daily Prompt: Typical


2 thoughts on “Atypically hilarious animal behavior

  1. britedesignsstudio says:

    I didn’t believe the one about goats fainting until my Dad showed me we had some right up the road from our house. We drove by, he honked, and at least 3 of the goats by the fence toppled over. Funniest thing I’ve in a while 😂

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