Consider these reasons to be thankful that you are you, and not one of these creatures!
EMPEROR PENGUIN CHICK
Be thankful you're not an emperor penguin chick: Until it can find its own food, an emperor penguin chick is fed about 185 pounds of regurgitated seafood—about 92 pounds from each parent.
Be thankful you're not a bubble-eye goldfish: The fluid-filled sacs around its eyes are so big and heavy that this fish can barely lift its head. Or be happy you are not a mola, which can be as large as a small truck. Learn about the immense mola fish.
Be thankful you're not a hippo: A hippo's sweat is red, which could be very embarrassing.
Be thankful you're not a dinosaur: You'd be extinct!
Be thankful you're not a dung beetle: Dung beetles roll dung balls, make tunnels under dung balls, or live in dung. And each of these beetles eats the tiny nutritious bits left behind in the dung!
Be thankful you're not a cicada: Both male and female cicadas have a short adult life. They die after about two-to-six weeks above ground.
Be thankful you're not a jackrabbit: An eagle can spot these hares from more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.
Be thankful you are you and not a monarch butterfly: Every year, the North American monarch may fly all the way from Canada to Mexico, more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away!