Hilarious Facts about Animal Napping Habits

Facts about Animal Napping Habits

Let’s dive right into it. Here are 10 amazing facts about animal napping habits that will probably astonich you:

Amazing Facts about Animal Napping Habits

1 Horses sleep on average four hours daily since they require copious amounts of time to graze for optimum energy.

2 Despite moving slowly, sloths are not the animals that sleep the most – little brown bats are. Little brown bats spend 20 hours a day catching some z’s.

3 Studies have found that whales do dream, at least for short periods of time.

4 Giraffes and elephants sleep for just three to four hours a night.

5 Astoundingly, albatrosses do not sleep while flying. The assumption that they do is just a myth.

6 Bats sleep upturned to help them easily take off from threats since their wings are not strong enough to fly from the ground.

7 Desert snails can sleep continuously for three years.

8 Cows and horses can sleep while standing, but they do not realize dreams unless they lie down.

9 When dolphins are asleep, half of their brain remains wide awake.

10 All cats, including lions, sleep an average of 13 to 20 hours during the day.

11 Giraffes only need 1.9 hours of sleep in a given day. Additionally, they’ve been observed to go weeks without getting forty winks

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