Busting animal myths: fiction vs. reality

Scientists following a herd of giraffes for more than five months discovered that they sleep an average of 4.6 hours each day, even partaking in afternoon naps!

Myth: Giraffes only sleep half an hour daily

Penguins are commonly seen as symbols of monogamy, but this belief isn't entirely accurate.

Myth: Penguins are monogamous

Humans and chimpanzees shared a common ancestor between six to eight million years ago, with both evolving into distinct branches of the ape family tree.

Myth: Humans evolved from chimpanzees



There have been several instances of tumors discovered in sharks.

Myth: Sharks are immune to cancer

This statement is not accurate and it would be impractical, as ostriches cannot breathe or effectively hide themselves with their head in the ground.

Myth: Ostriches stick their heads in the sand

Most color changes are actually in response to the chameleon's mood.

Myth: Chameleons change color to blend in