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Category: Strange Creatures

12 Weird But True Animal Date Night Facts

As part of the OKC Zoo's inaugural Date Nights event series every Thursday in June, here are 12 weird, but true, animal date night facts. (Some of these facts are slightly risqué and may not be appropriate for children).   Angler Fish When he’s found a mate, the male angler fish will fuse with the larger female. The body parts he doesn’t need anymore (eyes, fins and some internal organs) wither away until he’s little more than a lump of... Read More
at Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Seeing Double? The Curiously Strange Four-Eyed Fish

How can a four-eyed fish have only two eyes? While commonly named the four-eyed fish, this species of fish actually only has two eyes. However, their eyes have developed in a way that actually enables them to see above and below the water’s surface at the same time. Unlike most round eye pupils, this fish species has hourglass shaped pupils. This adaptation helps them avoid both aerial and aquatic predators. Strangely enough, this interesting adaptation is not the only unique... Read More
at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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