Although people have different perceptions of animals in different cultural contexts. But almost everyone has some stereotypes related to animals, but some stereotypes are unfounded.
Does the koala like to be held?
The koala has large, fluffy ears and a furry body that always look like a sleepy look. With these characteristics, it is not difficult to understand why the koala will leave the impression of “like to be hugged.”
For those who don’t know much about koalas, what is needed is that the koala’s fur looks soft and fluffy, but it is actually thick and thick. The texture of the fur is more like wool than cat hair. Koala’s fur has a rain-proof function that protects them from extreme heat and cold. Koala is great for spending a lifetime on the tree. Their forelimbs and hind limbs are muscular, strong and strong. In order to grasp the bark and modify the rough fur, they have long, sharp claws on their limbs.
Although the koala itself is not aggressive, if it is threatened, the koala will protect itself with claws and teeth. The way to make koala feel threatened is to hold them up. So unless your skin is tougher than the bark, it’s best to let the well-trained professionals hold the koala!
Does the bat like to attack your hair?
Bats are actually very cute. They pollinate all kinds of fruit trees and can kill thousands of insects that bite humans, spread diseases, and destroy crops overnight. Although bats don’t look good in the public’s mind, you don’t have to worry about them being “loving” your hair.
According to the World Bat Protection Organization, any bat near your head actually rushes directly to the mosquito that is hovering above your head, not your hair.
Is the sloth lazy?
The sloth lives on the treetops of the tropics, and the trees provide the perfect systemic green camouflage for the sloths. One of the main natural enemies of the sloth is the horn carving, which is powerful and quick-moving, and can attack the sloth from the air. The sloth has no chance to escape the claws or the claws of large jungle cats like cheetahs. They can only rely on camouflage or remain completely still to keep themselves from being seen.
Contrary to popular belief, wild sloths only sleep about 9.6 hours a day. When they sit motionless on the tree, their stomachs slowly and carefully digest the food they have recently ingested. Sometimes sloths take up to 50 days to extract the nutrients available from a diet consisting mainly of leaves.
So, the sloth is not trying to be lazy, but to live!
Is the owl very wise?
In Western culture, owls are synonymous with wisdom and knowledge. You often see them in children’s stories, and owls are often used as mascots for colleges. Owls with hats and robes often appear on graduation cards, probably because they have large eyes, serious expressions, and night vision.
But is the owl really smart? But in fact, it’s not. The owl’s night habits and rapid and silent flight ability make them look mysterious. They are of course suitable for hunting small animals in dimly lit conditions, but when it comes to intelligence testing, the situation changes. The owl’s brain is very small, which is proportional to their size. But owls are harder to train than training crows, hawks, parrots or pigeons. In fact, most owls cannot complete simple tasks through training.
Is the cat very cold?
“Do you like cats or dogs?” We have all heard similar questions. Our stereotype is that cats are very cold and independent; dogs are social, loyal, and energetic. But if you have a cat, you know that like humans, the cat’s personality may have a lot of individual differences.
According to Pam Johnson Bennett, the cat behavior counseling website, cats are not very cold, they are just very focused. If they don’t respond immediately when humans try to talk, it may just be because they are concentrating on finding potential prey. For example, the foot you move on the blanket will be seen as a prey by the cat.
A 2013 study showed that even if the owner is not in the cat’s line of sight, the cat will move the head and ears to the source of the sound in response to the owner. Cats can distinguish between owners and unfamiliar people, rather than indifferent to humans. Of course, it is not surprising that there are cats who are hiding under the bed when they come. Some cats will emerge from the hiding place immediately after the guest leaves, jump into the familiar environment and seek the caress of the owner.
Is the dog loyal?
We have seen such scenes frequently from the video: the dog refuses to leave the owner’s graveyard; when the master returns home from the battlefield, the dog will always run to meet. We may be moved by tears like this, but is it true that all dogs are worthy of the “human best friend”?
Writer Stephen Budianski wrote in his book “The Truth About the Dog” in a ridiculous tone: “We are blinded by dogs. They pretend to be loyal and dedicated, in the light of our fireplace, on the bed. And get a place on the table.” By this means, the dog hopes that when he makes strange and destructive behavior, the owner will give permission and connivance.
In 2013, Hungarian researchers found that dogs responded to robots in the same way they reacted to humans. In fact, if the robot is called out of the dog’s name with a programmed voice, the gloved hand is allowed to let the dog sniff and guide the dog to the hidden food, while at the same time, the human cannot provide any reward. In this case, the dog will prefer the robot, stay longer with the robot, and stare at the robot’s head.