1. There's a rabbit jumping show in Sweden known as "Kaninhoppning".

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The competition is intense. Just look at their faces.

4. Snow Leopards use their tails as a portable fuzzy blankie to keep them warm wherever they go.

The tails on Snow Leopards provide balance, fat storage, and are also super fluffy for snuggling purposes. When they're sleeping the tail is often used to cover their faces for extra warmth!

7. Young Japanese Macaques make snowballs for fun.

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When there's snow on the ground, these cuties make snowballs for no other reason than to have some fun!

8. Squirrels will adopt an abandoned baby if its parents are gone.

Orphan squirrels will be adopted by other adult squirrels if their parents have died or aren't able to care for them.

14. Butterfly fish also form pairs for life. If the two become separated, they rise into the water column above the reef and search for each other.

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15. Chicks talk to each other from inside their eggs.

Before chicks hatch, they can communicate with each other and their mother through a system of sounds. There are at least 24 different sounds they make from inside of their eggs!

19. Polar bears use nose-to-nose greetings as a way to ask other bears for something, like food. Bears who use proper manners like this are often allowed to share.

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24. Crows play pranks on each other, just for fun!

That's right, I said it. Crows are very intelligent and are known to play tricks on each other (as well as other animals).

27. Humpback whales have pop music.

Mating calls among humpback whales change according to what others are heard singing. The songs get passed between populations, much like popular music does in humans' communities!

30. Chimp babies play with dolls.

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Young chimpanzees play with rocks and sticks in the same way that young human children do, pretending that they are babies, and caring for them.

32. Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them.

They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!

34. Ants are very polite, and bow to say hello!

When ants walk past one another, they give a little head nod to acknowledge the other's presence and say "good day, sir!" How cute is that?!

37. This little guy is a Bumblebee Bat, the world's smallest bat.

They're also one of the world's smallest mammals (considered by some to be the actual smallest mammal)! So cute!

38. And speaking of cheerleading, these Pom-pom Crabs have some moves of their own!

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They're are known for grabbing poisonous sea anemones and waving them around as a means of protection from predators.

39. Dogs sneeze as a way of communicating to other dogs that they're not being aggressive.

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When a dog is play-fighting with another dog, they'll sneeze as a way of saying "we're just joking around!" so the playing doesn't escalate into anything serious.

40. Pikas collect large piles of dry grasses to eat in its rocky burrow in order to make it through the winter.

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