We still do not know much about animals, and some of their behavior patterns have not been explained to us either. But we have theories about why animals behave this way, and not otherwise.
1. Why do cows eat, solely standing head to the north or to the south?
People mostly eat “at the table” or “in front of the TV.” But cows (almost everywhere) eat, standing head to the north or south. There are no explanations with justification for this phenomenon. By the way, scientists have discovered that other animals do the same. Mice, deer and, apparently, other mammals also adhere to this direction. One of the theories says that such an orientation to the north is just a residual evolutionary feature since the time when animals constantly migrated.
2. How can animals feel earthquakes in advance?
Animals can really feel the approach of an earthquake, not only just before its beginning, but also for several days and even weeks. What exactly causes them to panic so in advance, so still we do not know.
3. Why chimps wage wars
Chimps – animals are very aggressive, they easily kill and even eat their fellows. Worse yet, they do it in groups, in an organized and methodical manner, organizing battle between the tribes – just like people waging wars. It is believed that chimpanzees, like our closest relatives, are genetically prone to violence.
4. How do sharks move?
Sharks easily navigate the oceans where they need, sometimes at great distances, while not risking getting lost. Scientists believe that this is due to the fact that sharks “sniff out” their way home, catching certain chemical molecules to get to their destination. Alternatively, as an option, sharks are guided by changes in the light and temperature of water.
5. Why animals play?
It seems that everything is simple: animals play when they are having fun! In fact, we actually do not know anything about why they do it. Why spend precious moments on games, when at this time you can hunt, mate, or trite survive? Theories on this subject are sufficient: starting from the struggle with stress and ending with the idea of development and self-improvement.
6. Why crows know how to hide grievances?
The crows are terribly smart and, as it turned out, very rancorous. They perfectly remember the faces of people who kept them in a cage or badly treated them, and if possible, they will take revenge. Why they do this, however, is unknown. Their memory is very tenacious and very durable. So do not try to hurt the crows!
7. Why do single ants die quickly?
Ants are incredibly social creatures living in millions of colonies, and if an ant remains alone, it will almost immediately die. Ants in the group live for about two months (the average life expectancy is 6-12 weeks), lonely people will die in six days. They stop eating and actually die from exhaustion. Perhaps this is a special form of ant depression?
8. Why the migration of large white sharks looks very strange and disorganized?
One of the most inexplicable mysteries of big white sharks is where they go, and how do they get there? Rather than go in about the same direction, sharks do strange zigzags, someone stays near the coast, and someone goes far into the ocean. All of them move strangely and illogically, but they have the same destination. Of course, we have no explanation for this.
9. Where does the young cuckoo know exactly where to migrate?
As a rule, the migration of birds is quite understandable: the children follow their mother where they should go. However, in the case of the cuckoo, this is difficult, because they do not have “moms”, and throw their cuckoo eggs into other people’s nests. But the grown-up birds instinctively and unmistakably know where to migrate and how to get there.