If you transfer the characteristics of animals to humans, you can start laughing, and never stop. Just imagine that if you win the fight, your body begins to develop in a different way, like mandrils, or nice spurs with poison grow on your heels, like duckbills, or you have built-in ear plugs in your ears so you don’t hear your own screams like roosters, or … Guys, yes, just read the article, it’s drop dead.
If the mandrill wins the battle, it begins to develop as an alpha male, acquiring a brighter color and larger testicles.
Victory in the battle causes the mandrill to increase the level of sex hormones, so the color and appearance of the dominant individuals differ from the color of beta and omega males. The alpha animals male is gaining weight, his genitals are enlarged, and their color becomes brighter, as is the color of the muzzle. If the alpha male is overthrown, the opposite happens: he loses weight, the characteristic coloring fades, and the testicles decrease.
Platypuses are poisonous
When the naturalist George Shaw discovered the platypus in 1797 and showed it to his colleagues, they thought it was a joke of a taxidermist who combined duck and beaver. Platypuses are really strange: they have a leather beak with teeth, and 4 webbed feet, and a flat tail, and cheek pouches for storing food. And they hibernate. An yes, these are mammals that lay eggs. And they do not have mammary glands, and milk just appears through the pores on the female’s stomach.
But most importantly, the males have poisonous spurs on their hind legs, which platypuses use in mating fights. The poison of the platypus causes severe pain, which can last several months and against which painkillers are powerless.
Giraffes fight by the necks
Some researchers argue that the appearance of a long neck animals in giraffes is associated not so much with the extraction of leaves from highly located branches, but with competition for the female. “Fighting by the necks” consists in the fact that the males, standing next to each other, start beating each other with their heads, like batons, trying to knock an opponent down. Large and strong individuals are more likely to win the battle and receive the favor of the opposite sex.
The brain of koalas weighs only 19 grams, so they are stupid
Koalas have the smallest brain among all mammals: it does not even fill the skull completely, and its weight is only 0.2% of the total weight of the animal. Therefore, the intellectual abilities of koalas leave much to be desired: for example, if you show them eucalyptus leaves not on a branch, but on a flat surface, they will not be able to recognize them as food and will not eat. But koalas have complete order with other organs: males have a split penis, and females have 2 vaginas and 2 separate uterus.
Cocks have earplugs built into their ears
Cock cry is a sound with a volume of about 100 dB (in strength it is equal to the noise of a subway car or a peal of thunder). Therefore, when a rooster fully opens its beak, its external auditory canals are closed so that the bird does not become deaf from its own crowing.
Reindeers are the only mammals that can see in the ultraviolet range
Researchers at University College London found that reindeer are able to distinguish between objects in the ultraviolet, so even against the background of white snow and in the dark, they can clearly see approaching predators, footprints in the snow or food.
Yingwinky poop changing the Antarctic ecosystem
Penguins feeding on plankton and krill leave tons of excrement on the shore. This means that important nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus all accumulate and accumulate on the Antarctic Peninsula animals. Researchers believe that this phenomenon, given global warming, could lay the groundwork for the emergence and spread of new plant and animal species in Antarctica. For example, a new kind of grass has already appeared there.
Big cats are obsessed with masculine fragrance from Calvin Klein
Tigers, cheetahs and jaguars adore the musky scent of male Obsession animals toilet water: they are attracted to pheromone cibetone, which is used to create perfume. Feline can smell this aroma from a distance of half a mile, and then begin to sniff its source, snuggle and rub against it. They enjoy this smell even more than the aroma of their own food! Knowing this, zoo workers, photographers and wildlife catchers use Obsession to lure predators to their desired location.