START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

30+ Amazing Animal Traits

Turkeys:

A turkey’s head can be red, white, pink, blue, or gray, and can change color according to his mood, with a solid white head and neck being the most excited. Free-living turkeys can adapt to virtually any dense native plant community as long as openings (such as a meadow) are present.

Whales:

Whales are cetaceans, along with dolphins and porpoises, and are descendants of land-dwelling mammals. Like all mammals, whales breathe air, are warm-blooded, nurse their young with milk from mammary glands, and have body hair.

Cats:

Cat nose pads are uniquely different, like fingerprints in humans.

They can also have a litter of kittens fathered by more than one male.

Deer:

There are over 90 different species of deer, ranging from the 20 pound Northern Pudú to the 1,000 pound moose.

A fawn will take his/her first steps in the first 20 minutes of life.

Kaibab Squirrel:

The Kaibab Squirrel habitat is confined entirely to the ponderosa pine forests of the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the northern section of Kaibab National Forest. This species is not found anywhere else in the world!

 

———————-

 

It is obvious to see that nonhuman animals are not “lesser than” us. They are just different. When we look at our fellow animals’ unique evolutionary adaptions it is often with wonder and awe. Their physical and intuitive abilities regularly surpass our own in terms of speed, strength, sight, smell, sense of direction, and at times, group/family unity. Yet in many ways we still hold power over them, if only through our own manufactured mechanical and industrial evolution.

Regardless of their remarkable abilities though, it is so obvious that other animals are perceptually aware, with the capacity to feel, and especially to experience fear and suffering. They want to live. No studies are required; that’s all we need to know.

This is why it is so important to use our power wisely to protect and care for our fellow animals, be they small and scaly or large and furry.

 

“Do unto animals as you would have them do unto you.” Light; www.gentleworld.org

 

This story was written in collaboration with, M. Butterflies Katz.

 

Read more: Animal Rights, Behavior & Communication, Do Good, Life, Make a Difference, Nature, Nature & Wildlife, Pets, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wildlife, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

145 comments

+ add your own
7:55AM PST on Nov 3, 2014

incredible ! thanks for sharing

11:31AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Thank you

1:09PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

Thanks.

12:16PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Please list anything you think is not true, and we will verify and correct. Did try to research it.

6:56AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Thank you

5:05AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

8:56AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

pretty awesome facts! loved the article!

9:11PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

Thanks

6:17PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Animals are amazing...they are the superior species. They put humans to shame!

4:52PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

God's Elephants are so beautiful and magnificent. It is just right abominable that humans capture them and put them in Zoo's and Circus's, then torture them to make them do things that are unnatural for them to do. They don't know how to appreciate the beauty of God's animals. All they know how to do is to destroy what is good.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I wish this was posted a couple weeks ago so i could have contacted our shelter =^..^=

I would never eat anything from MacDonald's. It's all garbage.

Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to those celebrating!

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.