Fun Fact Friday

 

It is estimated that the current cat population on the Disneyland property is about 200. Some of the feeding station locations where guests are most likely to spot a cat include ones near the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Disneyland, Taste Pilot’s Grill at DCA and White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian. Of course, Disney also goes to great lengths to manage its feline population. Wranglers at the park work to spay and neuter adult cats, and any time kittens are found, they're put up for adoption.

Park officials love the felines because they help control the mouse population. (After all, a park full of cartoon mice is more enticing than a park full of real ones.)

These cats aren't a new addition to the Disney family. They first showed up at Disneyland shortly after it opened in 1955, and rather than spend time chasing them away, park officials decided to put the cats to work.


Dogs drink water by forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup.

Source: Secret Life of Dogs


Rabbits have an excellent sense of smell, hearing and vision. They have nearly 360° panoramic vision, allowing them to detect predators from all directions. They can see everything behind them and only have a small blind-spot in front of their nose.


Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.


It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog.

Source: PBS


A group of pugs is called a grumble.


Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.


A group of cats is called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen while young cats are called kittens.


Half of all pet owners say that if they were stranded on a deserted island, they would rather be with their pet than with another person.


Cats can see in full colour the way humans do!


 

Dogs have 14 times more scent receptors in their noses than people do (and 4 times more than cats). That is why they do such a great job sniffing out illegal drugs and missing people.


A cat's night vision is about 6 times better than a human's.


Guinea pigs can develop social relationships with people or other species of animals. Emeril the cat and Isabella and Willow, the guinea pigs in this video, are a perfect example of that!

 


Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or "haw", keeps the eye lubricated and protected.


When cats chase their prey, they keep their head level. When dogs and humans run, their heads bob up and down.


The Basenji dog breed doesn't bark, it makes a yodel like sound instead. To have a listen, click here


Most cats give birth to a litter of between one and nine kittens, the largest known litter ever produced was 19 kittens, of which 15 survived!


A dogs nose print is as unique as a humans finger print!


3 dogs survived the sinking of the titanic, a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian and a Pekingese.


Cats only sweat from the pads of their paws? Have you ever noticed how wet the examination room table gets when you take your cat to the vet!


Cats tend to meow only at humans and very rarely at other cats. There's a strong chance meow means "come hither slave"!


Studies have shown that people with pets live longer, have less stress, and fewer health problems!


Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and cats can donate blood to other cats!