Its monstrous appearance includes an eel-like body, six frilly pairs of gill slits, and 300 trident-shaped teeth in 25 rows that allow it to rip through prey like a knife through hot butter. Sea cucumbers can shoot their internal organs out their butts at a predator. That's where the Mars Desert Research Station comes in. Theses cool animals are known for the prominent ear-like fins that jut out comically just above their eyes much like a certain flying Elephant from the Walt Disney stable. It also lays its eggs inside branches to hide them from would-be predators.
What makes them strange animals is the fact that certain species have translucent abdominal skin that allows you to see their insides, including heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and in the case of females eggs! The only thing that has changed is their size: Their bodies measure 4-6 inches, with tails twice as long. He doesn't have amenities such as a toilet so he uses public loos when he needs a poo and wees in the sea. When I went to Kenya I saw lions dying because they only ate once a month. Their behavior is similar to that of other fox species, but they stand out for their unusual facial features. Would you like any of these to become common pets, and share the same roof with you? Irrawaddy Dolphin, anonymous photo via Creative Commons 55. While the coloration of the bird is quite striking, the most notable characteristic is two large plumes extending from the back of its head, measuring up to 20 inches long in some cases.
But it actually looks more like a tiny , measuring approximately 20-30 inches long and weighing 6 to 11 pounds. There are several different species, but the smallest ones weigh as little as and are the tiniest known. But the males are only yes, you read that right. It's found, bizarrely, in only a 1. Their brilliant colors can change, and range from white and yellow to pink and brown.
These are endemic to Borneo, living in jungles and mangroves. They live in the dense undergrowth of tropical forests, where their grey-brown feathers make them very difficult to see. Under normal circumstances they don't like to flash the goods, but when threatened they open their huge colorful mouths and show off some sharp teeth as a sign that you don't mess with these bad boys. Their incredibly powerful claws are capable of climbing trees and picking up more than 60 pounds. The millipedes may have spread out across the globe when most of the land on Earth was part of one supercontinent, Pangaea. Their protuberant eyes can see than a human can, but the real punch is in their club-like attack arms, which they shoot at prey or anyone they don't like with the speed of a. But the Giant Long-legged Katydid, found in the montane forests of Malaysia, are easily the largest.
Having evolved to live underground, with its purple skin and tiny, blue-rimmed eyes, the purple frog is sort of the terrestrial answer to the gray, eyeless creatures that live on the bottom of the ocean. When they feel threatened, they roll into a tight ball, making themselves impervious to harm. Check out this awesome video of a graceful Dumbo octopus filmed at a depth of around 2000 meters. But seriously now — out of 1,367,555 identified non-insect animal species that live on Earth today, how do you expect to know every single one of them? She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. They may not look like much, but these clever carnivores have some seriously deadly moves! Humpback Blackdevil is a species from the family , or black seadevils. Each of its four legs resembles flower petals, which they use to their advantage by swaying to lure insects, then eating them.
If there's one thing we know about nature, it's that it's really weird. The males can weigh up to 40 pounds, making them the heaviest flying animal in the world. World's Weirdest Homes is on Channel 4 Wednesday 5 December, 9pm. Its claws strike at 51 miles per hour and, because of how fast they move, create something called cavitation bubbles. There are on our planet and they all have their reasons to eat these animals. . Snake attacks on primates are rarely reported, making this video surprising.
But the nose serves a valuable purpose, warming frigid air during winter while cooling and filtering out dust in the summer. Glaucus atlanticus Commonly , these tiny sea slugs have been found in warm waters across the world. Because of their harsh habitat, the Yeti Crab has made some incredible adaptations. Interestingly, their genetic make-up is closely related to the killer whale. Javontaevious at English Wikipedia 54.
These interesting animals have enormous eyes 16mm wide— as big as their brain! Little is known about these hilarious looking animals, but caecilians are limbless and generally navigate via their sense of smell. As we know there is a whole other world out there when it comes to food, but some of these just seem out of the blue. The cute Quokka has little fear of humans, but it is illegal to touch or feed them, as it can make the Vulnerable species sick. This list will open your eyes to the cultural differences between yourself and others as well as make you cringe or throw up. Another defense is to throw out sticky threads to tangle their attackers.
Her creations include zombie worms and penis fish, not to mention turtles with a strange way of getting rid of urine. The topside of the frog is nothing out of the ordinary — a mottled green skin, perfect for camouflage. When the lakes, ponds, and potholes they tend to favor dry up, the frogs may lie dormant for a year awaiting rain. It stores venom in its finger-like cerata, producing a sting that causes fever, shock and even death. They and shoot their heads up to grab prey as it passes by. In fact, these plantlike creatures are animals unlike any seen before. I dug a hole, then put some wood underneath so it didn't sink, says Marcio.