We’re All Collectively Crying At These Sad Animal Facts

We’re used to learning about all the cool and crazy things that animals do, but we never stop to think about the sad animal facts. Animals have proven that they have a wide emotional range and face many of the more serious issues that we do.

We’re so busy talking about fascinating facts like how cows can smell things up to six miles away that we never stop to wonder if they listen to sad music to feel emotion. These sad facts hit a little too close to home, but we feel better now that we know.

Zebras Can’t Sleep Alone

This began as an evolutionary thing that turned into much more. Zebras sleep standing up to be on the lookout for predators, but they also sleep in packs to relieve stress and anxiety.

Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

So zebras are like the girl who just got dumped and can’t fall asleep without wearing a sweater that smells like her ex.