Posted on May 22, 2022 42
THE IMPALA WITH HER CUB.
1. Most female impalas choose the male on whose property they find the best food.The impala, fleeing from predators, easily and nimbly leaps over any, even the tallest bush, that comes its way. Three meters in height, up to ten meters, few people can do it.
2. lone wolves are usually not dangerous - without their packs, these animals are much more cautious.
3. llama is like a small camel, only without the hump. This animal has been considered a treasure of the Andes since the Incas, whose culture reached its peak here by the mid-15th century. A llama has a dense and very soft coat, which is perfectly suited to the cold mountain climate. A disturbed llama defends itself peculiarly: it vigorously spits at the enemy, completely discouraging him.
4. Because of atmospheric pollution, leeches are becoming fewer and fewer every year. As a result, the leech has been included in the Red Book and is now protected by law.
5. Crocodiles have a huge fat reserve, which allows them to live without food for about 1 year. If an unforeseen hunger strike occurs, the reptile’s metabolism even slows down. A fed up, overfed crocodile does not attack its potential prey even when success is almost assured, it is simply lazy.
6. When zebras are running, they zigzag. This makes it harder for the predator to catch them. The zebra’s body pattern is special and is not repeated by any other individual. This makes them as unique as snowflakes.
7. The hippo never eats aquatic vegetation. They only graze on land.
8. The color of the iguana can be different, as well as the size, it depends on the habitat of the individual. It also depends on the age of the iguana. They can be green and bluish, pale purple, black, red, orange, bright blue, and even pink!
9. The Japanese green pigeon is a rare species, and therefore not much is known about its life. Today, scientists know green pigeons are monogamous birds. They weave their nests from thin twigs and place them on trees up to 20 meters high.
10. Their unique sense of smell allows bats to find their clubs after night flights. They can smell a baby at a distance of several kilometers.
11. Camels can lose 25% of their fluids without dehydrating. Most mammals can only lose 15%.
12. A mirror test is used to test for self-awareness in animals. Two paint marks are placed on a test animal, one visible naturally and the other only through a mirror. If the animal shows an understanding that the mirror can see the second mark, this shows its ability to separate its self from the outside world.
13. All the higher primates, the aphalins and orcas of the dolphin family, elephants, and the only non-mammals, the magpies, pass this test.
14. In addition, the ability to use a mirror to find objects without recognizing oneself in it was showed by macaques, pigeons, and pigs. Human cubs can pass the test from about 18 months of age.
15. The number of taste buds on the human tongue is two to eight thousand. Catfish have many more, about a hundred thousand on the whole body. And the bigger the fish, the more it has these receptors. Large representatives can have them up to two hundred thousand.
16. The secretion of beavers contains a huge amount of aspirin.
17. Gnu antelopes are very fussy and eat only certain kinds of grasses, so they have to move to new pastures to eat their favorite foods. They also drink a lot and like to rest near water. If there are no predators near the waterhole, Gnu is happy to lie in the mud and play, enjoying the coolness.
18. A giraffe’s sleeping time is only 10 minutes at a time, and since giraffes spend most of their lives standing, they also sleep standing up.
19. Deep-sea shellfish are some of the strangest prehistoric animals. They are found when the ice in Antarctica breaks up. These meter-long worms are thought to be the first life forms to inhabit the Antarctic ocean floor.
20. A shark’s entire skeleton comprises cartilage. There is not a single bone in it. This sea creature has no swim bladder. This peculiarity makes the shark move continuously in order not to drown.
21. When coming ashore, hippos lose more water than any other mammal.
22. Beavers are vegetarians. They do not eat fish.
23. Camels have fiery bodies, and sweat only excretes when their body temperature exceeds the forty-one degree mark.
24. Although wolves are predatory animals, they also eat carrots and watermelons.
Even the nimble wolverine, lynx, and Far Eastern marten cannot catch this dodgy deer. The musk deer can change its direction by 90 degrees and confuse its tracks like a hare. Only on days of snowstorms and winds, when the forest cracks and boughs break, the musk deer will not hear the creeping predator. The deer hides, if it has time to do so, at a short distance.