Cool Animal Facts

Jace Stasney, Reporter

Hey Saint Joe! Who doesn’t love cool animal facts? I know I do.  Here’s a list of some of my favorites:

  • When tortoises are low on the calcium that they need to grow their shell, they will eat the bones of dead animals.
  • During World War 2 the “pigeon project” took place. The idea of this project was to train pigeons to be able to guide missiles to their targets.
  • The orange dotted tusk fish is the first fully aquatic animal to use tools. It has started to slam clams against coral to crack them open.
  • A group of Weasels is referred to as a business.
  • A group of European catfish have taught themselves how to jump out of the water to kill pigeons while they sunbathe.
  • The fingerprints of koalas are so similar to a humans that they have been confused at crime scenes.
  • Most orangutans have multiple fractured bones due to how often they fall out of trees.
  • The horned lizard shoots blood out of its eyes as a defense method.
  • There is a group of dolphins that have began to herd fish by circling around them and causing sand, raised from the ground, to trap them in.