The most surprising animals

The most surprising animals

On Earth there is a huge number of the most various animals. Their appearance, features of food and activity strike with time, and sometimes and shock people. Let's look at some of them.

Humming-bird. This little birdie is known for a sort from America to much, but not all know that the size of individuals of different types can reach from 8 to 20 cm in length. But, even having a body of a "ordinary" bird, these animals do not lose the habit. Their wings in flight move so quickly that for the person their movement merges in one continuous picture. Small species of a humming-bird are capable to flit as a butterfly with a wave of 80-100 times a second, big it is much less, from 8 to 10 times.

Their surprising feature is the only birds who can fly the back! At everything at the same time in flight they can manufacture incredible pirouettes, hang in rapid falling, sharply change the direction of the movement and many other things.

Komondor. Such name is carried by the Hungarian breed of dog. They live everywhere as they are pets. Treat a kind of shepherd's dogs.

The feature of this animal consists in his wool which length reaches one meter, and wool of this breed is not subject to combing. In process of growth on a body of a dog it is necessary to form a certain similarity of locks as if to spin laces. Because of it the komondor can remind a huge rope mop. Also they differ in the big growth. Height in withers of an adult male can reaches one meter.

Tapir. Lives in South and Central America and also in Southeast Asia, treats group of one-hoofed, is a herbivore.

The interesting fact about this animal is that it – one of the most ancient mammals. Remains of tapirs found 55 million years ago! Even its look, not absolutely remarkable can, speaks about its long origin – not remarkable appearance, the primitive structure of a body. It already then, in the course of evolution from it could be rhinoceroses and horses. However, the ancestor could survive. One more interesting point – forepaws at it tetradactyl, and back three-fingered. On fingers there are small hooves which help it to move.

Tapirs rather large animals, some types can reach in length up to 2 meters, and height up to 1 meter.

Zvezdonos. Insectivorous mammal of family of mole. Really, it practically differs in nothing from ordinary moles. Only the unusual nose. Around his airways 22 "beams", skin sensitive a shoot are located round. When zvezdonos looks for food, they are sent forward and to the parties. When it absorbs found (and, holds food with pads!), all shoots are gathered in a heap.

Axolotl. Seemingly not remarkable kind of Amphibia. However the remarkable fact – these beings do not develop and constantly remain in the form of a tadpole! In exceptional exceptional cases they nevertheless should lose the gills (six beautiful fluffy "branches" of the head on each side) and to come to a water surface, using pulmonary breath. They even learned to breed in the course of evolution, remaining tadpoles. Approximate length of their body can be up to 30 cm.

Scientists artificially brought them to a condition of an adult individual, and the axolotl normally existed. However in the nature he remains in a condition of a larva. Probably he just does not need to become "adult".

Miksina. The surprising animal living in the seas. Can reach in length up to 80 cm. Is some kind of professional murderer of fishes.

In the afternoon miksina sleep, burying in silt, come for hunting at night. The fishes who snared, or weakened by a disease marine animals can become their production. Generally they get in fish through gills, then emit slime which blocks respiratory body of an animal, and eat the victim from within. Fishers can find in the networks or production from which there were only skin and bones, or fishes in whom can be from 1 to 100 miksin.

The real sea murderer does not live in bondage. Scientists tried to keep them in an aquarium, but miksina died because they got used to live under very strong pressure at an ocean depth.

Dug. Do you think that unicorns do not exist? Still as exist! Only it is necessary to look for them not on the earth, and under water. To be exact – in the Arctic Ocean and in Northern Atlantic.

Narvala are marine mammals of family edinorogovy. They resemble belugas superficially. From them males have the only difference. Is available for them very big, in length up to three meters, a tusk which acts forward. This tusk is strongly developed left front cutter, weight can reach it to 10 kg. Also its form as the real horn of a unicorn this tusk – twisted is remarkable.

The most interesting that the right front cutter at males is not developed and hidden in a gum, and females have no tusks at all.

Existence of such "weapon" and narval is unclear. They do not use it not when splitting ice, not at battles for a female. It is quite possible that it serves them as "barometer".

Fish drop. Fish very ridiculous at first sight. Though what causes laughter? Her shapeless body? So it is caused by the fact that this fish has no muscles.

Fish drop lives deeply at an ocean floor. Being under big pressure, in the course of evolution this look got a jellylike shape of a body and small eyes. She strongly does not care for food, eats everything that floats by it, generally little crustaceans and plankton. 

Of course, it is not all surprising animals. Them there is a huge number: cave scolopendras, sea underwater crabs, fishes with transparent bodies and glass frogs, surprising tropical dragonflies and huge butterflies, you will also not list all. And what the most interesting – a lot more types scientists did not open, and there is it almost every day.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team