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25 Most Bizarre & Fascinating Animal Facts

(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) The animal kingdom is full of wonder and amazement. There is so much we still don’t know about the world we live in and the different animals that inhabit it. For instance, did you know that a wolf can eat up to 20lbs of meat in just one sitting? That’s a whole lot of meat. Here’s a list of 25 of the most outrageous, disturbing, and adorable animal facts—from cats, penguins, and dolphins to tigers, ostriches, and pandas. — Global Animal

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Fun Animal Sounds Around The World (GALLERY)

(PETS/GALLERY) Ylvis’ smash hit “What Does The Fox Say?” has the world wondering, what does a fox actually sound like? Foxes are extremely vocal animals, whose sounds vary from barks to howl type noises. However, animals—much like humans—sound different throughout various countries around the world. For instance, a cat’s meow or a dog’s bark sounds different in France than it does in the U.S. Check out this gallery of images by artist James Chapman to learn a variety of different animal sounds in msny languages throughout the world. — Global Animal

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Litter Box: A Cat’s Safe Haven

(PET CARE/CATS) Figuring out the idiosyncrasies of your companion can be difficult. For instance, why do cats play in their litter boxes? Behavior like this can give you clues as to how your pets are feeling in a particular situation. One would think a place where you dispose of your own waste would be the last place anyone would want to spend extra time. But when cats are put in a new situation, whether it be introducing your cat to a new animal or adding an extra family member to your household, their behavior may seem a little more erratic than usual. Read more to find out the reason behind cats obsession with litter boxes. — Global Animal

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Dead Shark Rides NYC Subway

(SHARKS) The New York City subway travelers have seen a lot of bizarre things on their morning commute, but a dead shark is certainly a first. On Wednesday morning, passengers aboard a Queens-bound train were greeted by a one-and-a-half-foot deceased shark—still wet, and with blood on its mouth. Surprisingly enough, this is not an isolated incident as another dead shark was discovered outside of a bar just last week. There are speculations that these occurrences are a publicity stunt promoting Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week,’ though the network denies any involvement. Read on to learn more about this shocking story. — Global Animal

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Turtle Burger, Friend or Foe?

(ANIMAL WELFARE/TURTLES) When it comes to our pets, separation anxiety is normal. But for one man, the need to travel with his companion became a bit extreme after he placed his pet turtle inside a hamburger in a questionable attempt to smuggle the animal through airport security. What do you think? Was his love too much for the little creature to handle? Read on to learn more about the bizarre story and share your thoughts in the comments below. — Global Animal

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Cool Or Cruel? Unusual Hybrid Animals (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) Hybrid animals are unusual combinations of breeds not typically found in nature. The grolar bear, wholphin, and a liger are just a few of these rare creatures. Even though these breeds are so popular due to their unique blend, crossbreeds can be somewhat problematic due to the fact that most are artificially bred. Some of these species would never cross paths in the wild and as a result of their manufactured births, they can encounter many health problems. For example, ligers exist only in captivity and have a short life span along with many other physical issues. Check out the gallery below and share your thoughts in the comments below. — Global Animal 

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Arachnophobes, Have No Fear!

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) If you dread spiders, you’ll be happy to hear that they don’t want anything to do with you either. Chris Buddle, an arachnologist at McGill University in Montreal, told LiveScience, “I’ve been handling spiders for almost 20 years, and I’ve never been bitten. You really have to work to get bitten by a spider, because they don’t want to bite you.” As it turns out, most bites we consider to be spider bites are actually flea bites or skin infections. In fact, spiders rarely strike, and when they do, it’s usually out of fear or surprise. Read on and learn why you won’t be getting bitten anytime soon. — Global Animal

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