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10 false animal facts most people think are true

By: Melissa Breyer on April 28, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
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Lions and tigers and errors, oh my

Whether by fable, fallacy or fairy tale, there are many things we think we know about animals that are just plain wrong. As it turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks … and as a leopard goes from infant to adult, it really does change its spots.

The following myths are some of the more widely believed, but in truth, they’re actually more fiction than fact. (Text: Melissa Breyer)