18 interesting facts about animals

18 interesting facts about animals

  1. Fish are sensitive to chemical pollutants and reduced oxygen concentrations in the water. A mass death of fish is the first sign that the water is polluted.
  2. Spiders-spiders weave very complex webs. However, spiders always build webs according to a specific pattern. Thus, scientists can know the type of spider just by its web, even if the spider is not present.
  3. Migrations of marine animals – many marine animals annually cross long distances (from the place of reproduction to the place of feeding). Probably the greatest distances are covered by the gray whale. During seasonal migrations, the gray whale travels up to 800,000 kilometers (which is twice the distance from the Earth to the Moon).
  4. Shelter or shelter for neglected animals – these are centers (most often non-profit governmental organizations or, for example, dog shelters) for neglected and abandoned animals (if the owner has died). These centers are mostly staffed by volunteers, although there is often a veterinarian on duty and veterinary technicians who will help both owners and found animals. Such centers work according to the law and regulations on animal protection. People who love animals and have the financial means often make donations and bring food/medicine so that these centers can successfully take care of the animals and do all the necessary work.
  5. Pet cemeteries – today there are hundreds of built “pet cemeteries” where dogs, cats, and other pets are buried. Many pets were an indispensable part of many families. After the pets die, then the owners can perform a dignified burial for “that family member”. There is also a horror/thriller film from 2019 called “Pet Cemetary” in which family life in a small American town of Maine is destroyed by an evil unleashed from an ancient cemetery.
  6. The oldest pet cemetery – Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is an Art Nouveau cemetery opened in 1899 in the suburbs of Paris. It has elegant arches at the front door, stone sculptures of animals above some pet gravestones and a monument honoring Barry, the heroic St. Bernard who fought in the First World War. Among the 40,000 buried pets are royal pets, award-winning show dogs and World War I canine hero turned Hollywood actor Rin Tin Tin. There are live stray cats perched on top of tombstones – cats regularly roam the cemetery, where they have access to food and water.
  7. The first pet cemetery in the United States is Hartsdale (nickname: Peaceful Kingdom) – It was built in 1896 where there are over 100,000 animals on 5 hectares. Hartsdale Cemetery grew from an apple orchard (from a Manhattan vet) to a cemetery for dogs and cats, reptiles, gerbils, turtles, birds and a lion cub. The cemetery has a war dog memorial, a mausoleum for two spaniels, and decorated granite slabs and marble grave markers. Pet owners can arrange viewings, funerals and cremations through the cemetery, and people can even be buried with their beloved pets.
  8. Memorial Park Calabasas California Los Angeles-1928. Hollywood vet Dr. Eugene Jones founded the “L.A. Pet Park” to help clients honor their dead pets. Later renamed the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, the 10-acre cemetery is the final resting place for 42,000 deceased animals. Visitors can leave flowers on the tombstones of famous pets (Charlie Chaplin’s cat, Rudolph Valentino’s Doberman, Hopalong Cassidy the fictional horse, and Steven Spielberg’s Jack Russell terrier). The cemetery also performs cremations and helps pet owners choose the perfect urn, casket or headstone for their beloved animals.
  9. US National War Dog Cemetery Apra Harbor, Guam-On the US Naval Base in Guam’s Apra Harbor, the National War Dog Cemetery honors 25 military dogs who died in the Second Battle of Guam in 1944. In battle, dogs assisted US Marines by serving as sentinels, carrying medical supplies, and finding bombs and enemy fighters. Dedicated 50 years after the Americans recaptured Guam from Japanese control, the cemetery contains dozens of graves and a granite sculpture of Kurt, the Doberman Pinscher who warned troops of an impending attack, saving the lives of about 250 Marines.
  10. Underwood Coon Memorial Raccoon Hound Cemetery, CHEROKEE, ALABAMA- Also called hounds, which are a type of hound bred to hunt raccoons. Underwood Coon Memorial Dog Cemetery, established in rural northwest Alabama in 1937, is the final resting place for approximately 200 beloved dogs. The cemetery was named after Key Underwood, a hunter who decided to bury Troop, a canine companion of over 15 years, at the dog’s favorite hunting camp. You won’t find any hound dogs or mixed-breed dogs buried here. To qualify for burial, the owner must declare that is his pet an authentic bean dog, and an employee of the witness and the cemetery must submit a request. In 1985, Underwood explained the cemetery’s elitist attitude to a reporter: ‘You mustn’t know much about mink hunters and their dogs if you think we’d pollute this cemetery with poodles and lap dogs.’ Since Underwood buried the troop on Labor Day 1937, the cemetery hosts a celebration every Labor Day.
  11. JENDAIJI PET CEMETERY // TOKYO, JAPAN-One of Japan’s many pet cemeteries, Jindaiji Pet Cemetery is located in Jindaiji Temple, a place of worship in the city of Chofu, a suburb of Tokyo known for its famous soba noodles and botanical garden. Although the temple was built way back in 733, the cemetery component of the temple exists only in the last half century. Inside the cemetery are corridors of shelves that stretch from floor to ceiling. After paying the temple monthly, pet owners decorate their shelf with photos of their pet, small vases of artificial flowers, Buddhist prayer tiles, urns and even cans of cat and dog food for the afterlife. Outside is a more typical cemetery with engraved stones and lots of flowers.
  12. Senda a la Eternidad, Cementerio y Crematorio (Road to Eternity), CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO-Road to Eternity (Spanish name: Senda a la Eternidad, Cementerio y Crematorio) is a pet cemetery located 250 miles south of El Paso, Texas. The cemetery offers funeral ceremonies, individual or mass grave burial, and cremation services to fulfill the goal of honoring deceased pets and comforting their grieving owners. Grieving owners can take solace in the cemetery’s unique frescoes, which depict the Rainbow Bridge, the legendary bridge that connects Earth to Heaven.
  13. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, COLORADO- A hotel may be an unusual place for a pet cemetery. But the cemetery at the Stanley Hotel, the famous ‘haunted’ hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, probably makes more sense. Just a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, the hotel has a small pet cemetery that includes a dozen graves for the deceased pets of former hotel staff. (King also wrote a novel called Pet Sematary, but claims it was inspired by a pet cemetery in Maine, not the Stanley Hotel.) In 2013, the cemetery was excavated and moved to another part of the hotel grounds.
  14. HYDE PARK PET CEMETERY // LONDON, ENGLAND- The 350 acres of Hyde Park is home to a Princess Diana memorial fountain, tennis courts and a pet cemetery. In 1881, a porter buried his friends’ Maltese terrier, Cherry, in the garden behind Victoria Lodge, a building in the northeast part of the park. Over the next two decades, another 300 Victorian pets (mainly dogs, but also cats and birds) were buried in the cemetery. Although not easily accessible and rarely open to the public, the Royal Parks charity occasionally offers tours, giving lucky visitors the chance to walk through the cemetery and pay their respects.
  15. RODEO ANIMAL CEMETERY // OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA- Any visit to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is complete if a visitor sees the graves of deceased rodeo animals. Located in the museum’s outdoor garden, this small cemetery has an old-time feel, with wooden signs and granite headstones dedicated to the cowboy’s best friends. The graves honor several horses and bulls with names like Poker Chip, Tornado and Baby Doll Combs. The memorable tombstone for a horse named Midnight, (who lived from 1907 to 1936), features a picture of a horseshoe and an inscription asking God to rest his soul. The museum’s mascot, a Texas Longhorn named Abilene, is also buried there.
  16. ANIMAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY AND CREMATORY // NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA- Berkshire Park Memorial Cemetery and Crematorium has been comforting grieving Australian pet parents since 1967. Owners Shane and Katrina McGraw live on the grounds, vigilantly tending and caring for the land. The cemetery offers pet owners the service of picking up their deceased pet from the veterinary office and arranges a final farewell in their chapel. The cemetery also performs cremations and offers a selection of urns and coffins. The peaceful surroundings include plenty of grass, trees, flowers and benches to sit and reflect on your pet’s life.
  17. ILFORD ANIMAL CEMETERY // LONDON, ENGLAND- Also called the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) animal cemetery, the Ilford Animal Cemetery in Northeast London is home to more than 3,000 dead animals. Since the 1920s, pet owners have buried their beloved pets at the cemetery, which underwent extensive renovations in 2007. Ilford Animal Cemetery also holds the remains of a dozen animals, from carrier pigeons to search and rescue dogs, who have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for their deeds during World War II. The animal version of the Victoria Cross, this medal recognizes animals that showed extraordinary courage during the battle.
  18. Bees – apitherapy is a type of alternative natural therapy that allows treatment based on honey and bee products (Inhalation for bronchitis, treatment of allergies, strengthening of immunity with air from the hive, even controlled bee stings to suppress malignant cells). Five bee stings in diseased place and so for a week. This method of treatment will not cure the cancer, but the venom from the sting helps to suppress the spread of malignant cells. Apitherapy Nektar Park, Address: Podstrana bb, 77000 Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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