Important Life Lessons and Traits We Can Learn from Animals – 9 Pictures + Video

Loyalty

There are many animal species that can teach us a lesson about loyalty to our partner. For this article we decided to mention the Barn owl. Barn owl is actually the widest spread owl that’s why it’s also called the common owl. Once they find a mate, they will stay loyal to their other half for the rest of their life.

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There are even cases in which after the passing of one of the partners, the other one refuses to eat. People believe that this act is their expression of emotional pain they are experiencing, of course, there is no way to know for sure. If you are interested in monogamous animals, here you can see some more monogamous species.

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Bravery

We all have things in our lives that we are afraid of, it is up to us alone to choose either to run away or to face our fears head on. If any of you are experiencing a lack of motivation or bravery, perhaps you can find inspiration in our next example, the famous honey badger also known as the Ratal. Perhaps the most suitable description of this animal can be found in the phrase “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”.

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This relatively small animal is actually feared by other wild animals in nature. It doesn’t have any kind of venom or special weapon, but it does posses a bravest heart amongst all animals. It is not uncommon for a Ratal to go up against a horse, an African buffalo, and even a lion. Its endurance and courage scares other wild animals. The honey badger even made it into the Guinness book of records as the most fearless animal in the world

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Protectiveness

As we are growing up we are taught that being protective of the ones we love is a great virtue. One of the most inspirational examples of this virtue in the animal kingdom is lions protective instinct. We are all familiar with lions and how dangerous they can be. They are the second biggest cats in the world, right after tigers, but there is something even more special about them which separates them from other cats. Lions are social animals while almost all other cats are solitary hunters. This means that they have a well defined social circle and that they are rarely alone. These social circles that look more like a family are called prides. A typical pride has around 6-7 females and their cubs, up to 20, and a male lion or in some cases two of them.

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Lions are probably not the best example of parenting since they don’t really spend a lot of time with cubs when they are growing up, females take care of that. But they are one of the best examples of a protective father. A single lion, or in some cases two of them, is responsible for the safety of the entire pride. These lions are usually 5 to 10 years old, meaning they are in their prime, otherwise they most likely couldn’t take that responsibility. They are not only effectively defending females and cubs from other predators, but they also have to face other lions that are trying to take their place in the pride.

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Tidiness

If you have trouble keeping your room or house clean, maybe you can find a good role model to follow in the Wilsons paradise bird. This little bird is probably one of the most beautiful and adorable small birds in the world. Wilsons paradise bird got its unusual name from Napoleons nephew, when he saw this unknown bird for the first time when it was purchased by a naturalist Edward Wilson.

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Like many other birds, Wilsons paradise bird performs courtship rituals in the mating season. What makes this courtship ritual different from others is the fact that it has to be done in a well lit and clear environment. This bird is known to be very neat and tidy, it is visibly irritated when there are fallen leaves on the ground where it plans to perform its courtship ritual. When it comes to tidiness of their space, they have very high standards. The will spend as much time as needed to clear everything they can away from their little arena. This video shows a glimpse into the process of clearing their courtship arena.

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Productiveness

Everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time when they look at how much work they have to do. You might lose your motivation and desire to be productive in these times, but beavers might have an important lesson to teach you. There is even a phrase “busy as a beaver”. These animals are just tireless workers, they don’t complain or procrastinate, instead they are clear about their goals and they just go for it.

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Beavers have an enormous amount of work to do when it’s time to build a new dam. They have to cut down trees, than chop it into smaller pieces they can carry, and then start building a dam using wood, mud and stones. This amount of work certainly sounds overwhelming but beavers don’t seem too concerned. They get organized so that everyone has a job to do whether it is cutting down a tree, chopping it into smaller pieces, collecting mud and stone or actually putting it all together and building a dam. They are one of the most committed animal species and we can all admire them on their productiveness. So next time you feel like you have too much work to do, just remember how much work beavers have ahead of them and your duties might not seem so bad after all.

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