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#1. Elephants can hear with their feet.
According to the Independent, African elephants have sensory cells in their feet that can detect rumbles in the ground. Elephants can literally hear these vibrations in their middle ear after they travel to their front feet and up their legs and shoulder bones.
#2. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 53cm tongue.
Giraffes also use their tongue to clean their nose!
#3. When they’re out gathering nector, bees will sometimes fall asleep in flowers.
#4. Pandas don’t have particular sleeping spots; they simply fall asleep wherever they happen to be.
#5. Emus cannot walk backwards.
Most animals are capable of comfortably walking in all direction: backward, forward, and sideways. Kangaroos and Emus cannot. More info at World Atlas.