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What are some common myths and misconceptions about certain animal species?

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Common myths include bats being blind (they're not), ostriches burying their heads in sand (they don't), all snakes being venomous (most aren't), and sharks being overly dangerous (many are not).

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Some common myths and misconceptions about certain animal species include:

  1. Bats are blind: While many species of bats have poor eyesight, they are not blind. They actually have the ability to see quite well, particularly at night.

  2. Bulls are enraged by the color red: Bulls are actually colorblind and are agitated by the movement of the cape in bullfighting, not the color red.

  3. Goldfish have a 3-second memory: Goldfish actually have a memory span of several months and can be trained to recognize and respond to their owners.

  4. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand: Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand to avoid danger. They lower their heads to the ground to eat, drink, or take care of their eggs.

  5. Lemmings commit mass suicide: Contrary to popular belief, lemmings do not intentionally commit mass suicide by jumping off cliffs. This myth was perpetuated by a Disney documentary that staged the lemmings' behavior.

These are just a few examples of common myths and misconceptions about certain animal species.