Crazy critter sleep facts

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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)

Even mama rhinos struggle to get sleep!

Even mama rhinos struggle to get sleep!

• 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)

Otters take co-sleeping to the extreme.

Otters take co-sleeping to the extreme.

• Bats are the sleepiest creatures by far. The little brown bat sleeps for 19 hours each day, upside down!

Bats spend most of their lives sleeping.

Bats spend most of their lives sleeping.

• 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)

Did you know giraffes are insomniacs?

Did you know giraffes are insomniacs?

• 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)

Dolphin's are the inspiration for Metallica's Enter Sandman. Just kidding.

Dolphin's are the inspiration for Metallica's Enter Sandman. Just kidding.

• Despite being domesticated, donkeys sleep only 3 hours each day and keep their babies close by… just in case.

Mother donkeys keep their babies close by when they sleep.

Mother donkeys keep their babies close by when they sleep.

Sweet dreams, crazy critters!

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