15 Amazing Animals From Around the World
These animals may look ordinary but somehow possess bizarre characteristics.
Animals are one of the largest groups of living things inhabiting the Earth. Our planet is full of peculiar animals. We still have lots of things to discover about the earth and its diverse and unique creatures.
Here are some of the many amazing animals from around the world. Some of them seem ordinary animals but somehow possess bizarre characteristics.
The African Civet is a common viverrid that ranges across tropical Africa. African civets are raised commercially for an oily secretion produced by a pair of glands near their tail, also called civet, which is used as a fixative in the perfume industry.
Unbelievable it may seem, but this simple looking organism has 5 pairs of hearts that connect an upper (dorsal) and a lower (ventral) blood vessel. An Earthworm is hermaphrodite, meaning it has a female and male sex organ.
Another organism with more than one heart is the squid. A squid has two hearts, a brachial heart that pumps blood through the gills, and a systemic heart that receives blood from the gills and pumps it to the rest of the body.
When a lobster loses a claw or a leg, a new one grows. A lobster grinds its food with 6 pairs of jaws and it can live up to 100 years.
A leech can ingests up to 5 times its weight in blood and can live up to 18 months without food. An adult leech bears both male and female sex organs and reproduces by cross-fertilized eggs.
European Catfish or Wel
European Catfish or Wel is the largest freshwater fish in the world reaching 10 ft. (3 m) in length and weighing up to 450 lbs. (200 kg).
Apteryx or kiwi, a wingless, tailless, and flightless bird of New Zealand, is the only bird with nostrils at the tip of its bill.
A kea is a large New Zealand parrot, olive-brown variegated with blue and green, which feed on carrion in addition to fruits. Kea had been known to kill sheep by driving their powerful bills into the sheep’s back to get at the kidney fat.
A chameleon is a tropical tree-dwelling lizard that has the ability to change color and to move each eye independently. Its sticky, blunt-tipped tongue is almost as long as its body.
The dung of a camel is used as a fuel with no drying necessary.
A raccoon is an American nocturnal plantigrade carnivore. Before a raccoon eats its food, it often holds the food in its long-fingered paws and dips it into the water several times. The reason why a raccoon douses or washes its food is not known.
Red deer is a common Asian and European stag. Red deer have been commercially raised in New Zealand for their meat and antlers. Their antlers are exported to South Korea where they are ground into powder for use in herbal teas.
Horns of rhinoceros are ground into powder and used in folk medicines in China, Korea and Japan. And in North Yemen, their horns are made into handles for ceremonial daggers.
A beaver is an amphibious rodent with scaly flat oval tail, webbed hind feet and noted for skill in damming shallow streams. Beavers can cut down a tree 2 feet thick using their teeth. They use these trees for food and for building dams.
The male babirusa, a pig-deer in the forest of Celebes and nearby islands, has long upper tusks which are the upper canine teeth that grow vertically through the upper jaw piercing the skin and continue to grow throughout life, sometimes forming a complete circle. The lower canine teeth also grow upward, and pass outside the upper jaw.
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