Did you know that hippos attract mates by peeing, elephants only sleep two hours a night, and male bees are locked out of the hive during winter?

I’m a writer and illustrator living in the Netherlands, and I draw sad animal facts. I’ve spent the last three years researching and illustrating sad facts about adorable animals and sharing them online.

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If Animals Could Talk It Would Break Your Heart

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Alusair Alustriel
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3 years ago

Cruel :D

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Aaron Kara
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3 years ago

...That sounds amazing

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Andrius
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3 years ago

If I was a mouse, my friends would be hella depressed

Kacy Kunkel Tavenner
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3 years ago

Andrius, you are loved around the world by humankind.💖

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

I wonder how scientists found out at first place that a mouse is sad. For me, these little buggers are always super excited running here from there and so on...

Master Markus
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3 years ago

By paying more attention to them than you do, mayhaps?

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Bianca LY Sondaix
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3 years ago

Awww, imagine them in laboratories...

Pattie Kelly
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3 years ago

In comes a chunk of cheese and these sad mice will be grinning from ear to ear.

Vego
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3 years ago

this sounds like a bs "fact"

weatherwitch
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3 years ago

Imagine how it is for those poor laboratory mice? 😢

athornedrose
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3 years ago

empath mouse

Suzi Gauthier
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3 years ago

I know what makes a mouse scared, but what makes a mouse sad? And how did scientists know they were sad? Do they cry? I need more info! Ackkkk!

Breezy
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3 years ago

That's called empathy

Rainbow_Gal05
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3 years ago

awwww

Terror from Beyond Space
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3 years ago

If you were blind and had to run from the farmer's wife who was trying to cut off your tail with a carving knife, wouldn't you be sad?

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Dat.One_guy
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3 years ago

I mean this one isn't that sad.. They plant the nuts they grow into, lack of a better word, but tree and the squirrels get even more nuts. Win win

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Andrius
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3 years ago

Looks like I'm a bird

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David Toh
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3 years ago

lol the caption

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Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

Not true. Cats have definite preferences for various people, and I know for a fact that one of ours likes men because of their deeper voices. Plus, mine come running when I talk to them.

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pomme
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3 years ago

Same haha

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

Love Bites!

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Me too, bambee... Me too.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

I learned that years from Tom and Jerry cartoon!

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Alia G.
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3 years ago

They’re really cute...

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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3 years ago

Which is why they breed like.... they breed a lot.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

Question is - why sleeping birds cry, nightmares may be eh?

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Cut throat competition... quite literally.

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Teish
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3 years ago

So can humans

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Bored Bear
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3 years ago

I'm a strong independent female cheeta!

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Sykz
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3 years ago

Sounds like this would be a good t-shirt.

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LittleGrayMouse
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3 years ago

But they have learned what tones we can hear, so when they trust us and want to communicate with us, they actually use those tones! Elephants are incredibly smart animals (and very very interesting)

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

Polo!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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3 years ago

That's my plan.

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Heidrance
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3 years ago

"fine. you can walk home, beaches!"

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

What we did to that species....

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Pamela24
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3 years ago

That's more than I can...

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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3 years ago

Join the club, my simian friend.

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Alusair Alustriel
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3 years ago

Creepers :x

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Madalina Stanciu
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3 years ago

he should work out more

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

Hedgehogs are one of cutest animals I have ever sheltered.

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jenna
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3 years ago

That is called "solidarity". Wished humans had more of it.

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Danish Dynomummy
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3 years ago

Me too

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HeatherJ
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3 years ago

And we all know this from watching April last year.

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Tyler Duffy
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3 years ago

Like a boss

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KamiSlayer
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3 years ago

Just think about it: these male birds can puke on a female and the female will STILL mate with them. Meanwhile, you're single and scrolling through sad animal facts on bored panda.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

For me it's: "Tikkas before Chicas"

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Robert
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3 years ago

A "cry" not the act of "crying"

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

So essentially, they found a floating and living cucumber!

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Cameron Goranson
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3 years ago

If you google a faceless fish it will come up and it looks like a wet potato

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LittleGrayMouse
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3 years ago

So do most fish

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Signe Manat Hansen
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3 years ago

MEEP MEEP

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Johanna Zamora
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3 years ago

Some species do this. Some flee. Some kick your proverbial butt

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hawkeyefan95IA
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3 years ago

He wants all the attention 🤷🏻

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jenna
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3 years ago

Nijntje! You are a true Dutchman :).

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rihana r
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3 years ago

As opposed to popular baboons?who cleans them?

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

That is the best drawing of a leopard I have ever seen XD

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Suzi Gauthier
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3 years ago

Well, have you seen their crowded living quarters? I'd want some alone time too!

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