Fun Animal Facts of the Week 9/7 – 9/11

  1. Ancient Egyptians held  their dogs in high esteem. When a pet dog would die, the owners would shaved off their eyebrows, smear mud in their hair, and loudly mourn for days.
  2. Bears have two layers of fur. The short fur keeps them warm, while the long layer keeps water away from the skin.
  3. Over a  short distance a cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph.
  4. A group of ferrets is called a “business”.
  5. Most monkeys eat both plants and animals. Some will also eat dirt.

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