It seems that nature creates animals, being in a playful mood. The variety of strange animals is impressive and surprising.
A deep-sea dragon fish, sometimes known as the "dimensionless dragon fish." A ferocious predator that lives in the deep oceans of the world. The length of his body is about fifteen centimeters, but the appearance of the fish is frightening. The predator has huge teeth in comparison with the size of its body. A feature of the species is the ability to produce its own light under water. This chemical process is known as bioluminescence. The special organ "photophore" produces light. In dark waters, fish use flashing lights to attract prey and attract potential partners.
The head of the dragon fish is large, and the mouth contains many sharp, fang-like teeth. There is a projection on the chin that produces light. Photophores are located on the sides of the body. They give a signal during mating and serve to attract predatory fish from the depths of the water. The periodically sparkling glowing tendril is a bait for small fish. As soon as the fish approaches, it falls into the powerful jaws of the predator. Dragon fish feed on small fish and crustaceans. In order to remain secretive from predators during the digestion of food, the walls of the abdomen of dragon fish are painted black.
After fertilization, the females release their eggs into the water. Eggs float to the surface, where they remain until hatching. Tiny larvae reach maturity and only then return to the bottom of the ocean, staying there for the rest of their lives. How much they live is unknown. The species lives in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
To date, a bat of this species robs in Australia and is the only species with a tubular nose. The nose of the mouse is medium in size, with tube-shaped nostrils that protrude five to six millimeters away from the muzzle. On the wings, ears and muzzle are yellow and green spots. The overall color begins with gray and ends with a brown dark strip that runs to the bottom of the back. There is no dark color at the base of the hair. The animal is easy to recognize by large and pointed ears. The length of the tail is more than twenty millimeters, which distinguishes the tubular-nosed bat from other species. The animal lives on trees, eats fruits.
Contrary to the old proverb, two heads are not always better than one, especially if they are attached to the same body. In rare cases, there are turtles with two heads side by side or from opposite ends of the body. Turtles can survive on their own only within the wild. The cost of double-headed turtles in the market for strange animals is very high.
This species inhabits Haiti and Cuba. Not so long ago they were more common, and now they are threatened with extinction. This was influenced by the increase in population, land clearing in agriculture, the involvement of dogs, cats, mongooses and rats.
The scabies are strong in nature and large in size. They have a long muzzle, small eyes, large claws, strong legs and long, almost bare, tails. The color of the coat varies from black to dark red and brown. The scaly teeth have a flat skull, an arc running along the jaw. Additional bone supports a sharp protrusion of the snout.
The front upper incisor is large, the second is deep. Scabies produce toxic saliva that infects their victims. They feed on animals and insects, and sometimes plants. They live in forests and shrubs. They walk awkwardly, cannot jump, but they run at high speed and climb well. They lead an active nightlife.
The species inhabits the foothills of the Himalayas, throughout Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia. Sumatran rhino appeared in Indochinese countries. It lives in dense forests, among moss, on the hills, near ponds. They were even noticed in the swamps. The total length of the head and body is less than three hundred and eighteen centimeters. The body has deep folds, hair is hard and short. The horn on the forehead is much more noticeable than the nasal. Eats up to 50 kilograms of food per day: young trees, leaves, fruits, etc. The pregnancy of the female lasts from fifteen to sixteen months. The young live with their mothers for about three years. Females give birth every five years. Males are aggressive towards females, and this often leads to death.
Discovered a species in Africa. The genus is associated with the Madagascar lemurs. The cry of animals is like a crying baby. Most galago live in the rainforest. Their eyes and ears are huge. The body is covered with thick brown fur. On the fingers are thick pads. Body length twenty centimeters. The height of the jumps reaches three meters. They feed on fruits, seeds, insects, flowers, sometimes bust nests in search of chicks or eggs. Galagos breed all year round.
This is a marine solar fish, loving to bask on the surface of the ocean. The heaviest fish in the world. It is so large that it can overturn a boat passing by and even slow down the speed of the ship. The female produces more offspring than any vertebrate on earth. Their upper and lower teeth are fused, which prevents the fish from closing its mouth. They feed on jellyfish, siphonophores, squid, small fish, eels, etc. Scientists are still conducting genetic studies of tissue mall-mall. Fish live for about 20 years.
The largest terrestrial crustacean that lives on the island of Zanzibar. Palm thief eats coconuts. Their weight is four kilograms. The size of the legs reaches one meter.
It weighs up to 13 kg. They have beautiful patterned skins with dark hair and spots. Around the eyes is a dark mask. Outwardly similar to a raccoon. In case of arousal or threat, the hair on the back rises. Species carnivorous, sometimes eating fruit. When attacking poisonous animals, the African civet shakes them violently and bounces to avoid being bitten. Only after that he attacks the victim again and finishes. They live from fifteen to twenty years. Females are pregnant for two months and bring from one to four cubs, which are hidden in logs or bushes.
Constantly inhabit the water. The size is quite large, reaching a length of up to a foot, although the average size is closer to half a foot. Color is black or brown. There are white species, especially in captivity. The species has the ability to grow new limbs, including the spine and part of the brain. They feed on snails, amphibians, worms, etc. They can’t see the prey if it swims from below. Once upon a time, people fed axolotl feeding larvae with corn tortillas.
It lives in East Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya. Lives in underground tunnels. The tunnel system takes about two meters. The skin of naked mole rats is brownish pink, wrinkled, and hairless. Children's dark spots disappear with age. The eyes are small, since the diggers live mainly underground. For survival, the digger uses hearing and touch.
Holothurians are often called sea cucumbers. They live in all seas except the Baltic and Caspian. Coral reefs are home to sea cucumbers. Outwardly, holothuria is similar to a caterpillar. Its size is from 0.5 centimeters to five meters. On one side of the body is the mouth, on the other - the anus, which also performs the function of breathing. It feeds on plankton, organics and bacteria. The view is nimble. When defending, the holothurium sprinkles its internal organs on enemies.
This exotic animal lives in Africa. Externally, the aardvark is similar to a kangaroo. The muzzle is extended into the pipe. Teeth grow all my life. They have strong claws to dig the earth deep. They feed on insects. The number of aardvarks is declining. Africans make belts and harness from them. Teeth process and make necklaces. Africans believe that such amulets bring good luck and protect against disease. Sometimes animals are killed due to the fact that the hooves of horses fall into their pits.
This species is also called Biruang. A sunny bear lives on the islands of the Indian Ocean. Animals are small and aggressive. The pattern on the chest resembles the sun. In appearance it resembles dogs. The long tongue of the bear helps in the extraction of termites and honey. Strong teeth allow you to eat nuts and wood. High on trees, animals hide from enemies and produce fruit. Despite the aggressiveness of animals, the local population allows their children to play with sun bears.
There is a view of Madagascar. Some local residents are convinced that meeting eared lemurs on the way is a bad omen, so they are often killed on the spot. One can envy the rumor of an animal, since eared lemurs hear everything within a radius of two kilometers. In another way, the species is called "Eared Poppy".