We can all list our favourite cute and adorable animals out there but what we can’t all list are the little quirks and foibles that make these animals as cute as they are. For example, Rabbits may be cute but did you know that rabbits like licorice? They nibble on it in the funniest way. Didn’t that make a rabbit so much more adorable to imagine one eating a stick of licorice? There are more Cute Animal Facts that you probably didn’t know:

Cute Animal Facts: Cats Have 32 Muscles in Each Ear

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You’ve probably seen a cat or two and you’ve probably also seen how they make their ears twitch when they’re having fun or being tickled or blown in the face. That’s because of the sheer number of muscles that cats have in their ears. That’s also how they are able to fold them all the way back.

Otters Hold Hands in Their Sleep

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These adorable brown creatures normally sleep while floating in water. The problem with sleeping in the water is that you tend to have no control over where the flow takes you, you could have drifted miles away from where you initially slept. That’s why otters hold hands so that they don’t float away from each other in their sleep.

Quokkas are the Worlds Happiest Animal

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These little fuzzballs are always seen smiling and are extremely friendly and playful. Quokkas originate from an island where there are no predators to hunt them. Therefore, they never developed survival instincts and just cuddle up to you when you go near them.

Dolphins Have Names, Just Not Ones We Know

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We already know that dolphins are extremely clever and smart and know how to read a situation. But did you know that in groups of dolphins, the dolphins normally have names for each other? They don’t name themselves Johnny or Terrance the way we do but it was found that when addressing each other, they had unique pitches for each dolphin they communicated with in their group.

Ever Tickled A Rat?

We don’t often think of rats as cute animals. Infact the only references I have ever seen of rats are either as vermin or as subjects for experimentation. However, one day someone decided to tickle their lab rat and to their astonishment, the rat actually giggled. So, they scientist then concluded that rats are quite ticklish.

A Penguin is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Norwegian King’s Guard

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His name is Sir Nils Olav and he is highly respected in both the army and in his enclosure in the Edinburgh zoo.

Have you ever been headbutt by a cat?

It’s a good thing to be headbutt by a cat because that is how cats display their security in your presence. It’s their way of saying that they feel safe when they are with you and that they trust you completely.

These are just some of the whacky cute animal facts you will find out there. There are loads more to discover and learn. However, the best way of learning these things is by spending time with these cute animals and getting to understand them on a more personal level. Spending time with cute animals is something nobody regrets.