4 Myths About Animals You Probably Believe Are True

The animal world is full of fascinating facts. However, not all of them are true. There are plenty of myths about animals that a lot of people believe but shouldn’t. Here are some of the most popular ones.

Goldfish Have a Three-Second Memory

You probably heard that goldfish have a memory span that lasts for just three seconds. However, studies have shown that goldfish’s memory is a lot longer and that they can remember specific things like their surroundings and feeding times.

Ostriches Bury Their Heads in the Sand When They Are Scared

One of the most popular myths about animals is that ostriches bury their head in the sand when they are scared. This isn’t true because they can’t breathe if they do so. The myth likely originated from the bird’s small head that looks like it’s buried in the ground when they are picking food.

Bats Are Blind

We don’t blame you if you thought bats are blind. After all, they spend most of their lives in dark places and use ultrasound for navigation. However, they actually have good eyesight that allows them to see in the dark.

Rabbits Love Carrots

The myth that carrots are rabbits’ favorite food likely originated from Bugs Bunny cartoons and is surprisingly widespread. The truth is that rabbits actually prefer grass and hay while feeling “meh” about carrots.

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