Not all of these facts are animal related but they are so cool and mind-blowing that they have to be shared. After you read them, read them again and memorize a few to stump your friends at parties or have a cool fact the next time you want to make a friend!
Animal welfare supporters, you can cheer hard over this one! San Francisco recently banned the sale of fur in the city, prohibiting people from profitting off the sale of dead animal skin. It's always baffled my mind as to why people might want to wear fur today. It's not like they are depending on it for survival anymore.
We often hear about how social elephants are, but that extends to their personalities and preferences as well. Just because they like other elephants doesn't mean that they will like each other, as is the case for Ruth and Emily, who live in a zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Not only are the two living in an area too small for elephants that is too cold for them during the cold months, but they are incompatible.
...because they were never missing in the first place! A Florida wildlife sanctuary crafted an elaborate hoax, claiming they lost animals to a Craigslist ad that claimed they were giving their animals away. Josue Santiago is now being charged for filing a false police report over the hoax.