Is there anything cuter than sleepy, baby animals? Why yes, a whole blog post dedicated to sleepy, baby animals. Read on to discover a bunch of weird and wonderful sleep facts about our furry (and not so furry) friends!
• Rhinos are big and bold and are brave enough to sleep lying down. They share a lot of sleep habits with human beings – sleeping for eight hours each day unless interrupted by their babies. (Image source: Pets Lady)
• Otters are cuddlers. Otters sleep on their backs whilst floating along but the adults hold hands so that they do not get separated whilst sleeping. Baby otters use their parents as a raft by sleeping on their chests. Talk about co-sleeping! (Image source: Mashable)
• Bats are the sleepiest creatures by far. The little brown bat sleeps for 19 hours each day, upside down!
• Giraffes suffer from insomnia managing only 2 hours of sleep in total each day! They survive by taking power naps throughout the day to keep them fresh. (Image source: Telegraph.uk)
• Dolphins sleep with one eye open (and switch off only one side of their brains). This helps them keep an ‘eye out’ for danger and ensures they keep surfacing to breathe. (Image source: NPR)
• Despite being domesticated, donkeys sleep only 3 hours each day and keep their babies close by… just in case.
Sweet dreams, crazy critters!