There are millions of different species on our planet. Some of them small, some of them massive, but they all have one thing in common – they’re all living on this world. While us humans have a negative impact on the environment, more so than any other animal, some of us also do our best to care and nurture some of these animals. There is a lot we don’t know about our fellow life forms who inhabit this planet alongside us, due to limitations in science and technology, and, of course, a communication barrier. There are, however, some things we do know about them, some things such as marriage rituals between penguins, or how turtles breathe. Here are twenty animal facts you may have known, but they’re bound to put a smile on your face.

Puffins Mate For Life

Puffins, like most of us, will choose a mate for life. While it is unknown whether the puffins stay together during the winter months, they do reuse the same nesting site and breed with the same puffin.

Abandoned Cats Paired With Inmates

Inmates at Washington Corrections Center help save stray cats by adopting them. The inmates care for the cats and reap the benefits — inmates who have cared for cats have seen positive improvements.

Cows Have Best Friends

Just like you and me, cows have best friends. While we’re not too sure on the traits cows look for in their friends, it’s still cute.

Dolphins Give Each Other Names

While we have names to distinguish one-another, dolphins also give each other names. Another fun fact about dolphins is that they are the only other mammals who have sexual intercourse for fun.

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