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Endearing animals

Our planet is full of fascinating beings. With the millions of different animal species with which we share the planet, even today we continue to discover new ones and be surprised by their unusual characteristics. What will the ones we have not discovered yet be like?

 

The truth is that this animal mixture offers us a unique setting to feel fascination, either for its size, its colors, its way of hunting or reproducing.

 

In this gallery we can find from a koala to a butterfly, from a lynx to a prairie dog, from a glass frog to a wombat or from a squirrel to a Tasmanian devil.

 

Did you know that the koala sleeps an average of 22 hours a day? Or that the giraffe is the only mammal that does not have vocal cords?

 

The world’s largest land animal, the elephant, even has its own day. August 12 marks World Elephant Day. This celebration, which has been held since 2011, is no wonder, as it serves to remember that this mammal is threatened due to poaching due to the ivory trade.

 

Among its peculiarities, the African elephant , for example, is the largest animal on Earth, as it can reach 4 meters in height and 2,200-6,350 kilograms in weight. They can live up to 70 years and the gestation period of females is the longest recorded among animals: 22 months. A baby elephant can weigh about 90kgs in weight and be almost a meter tall. To maintain this colossal structure, adult elephants must consume about 135 kilograms of food each day including roots, bark and fruits (no peanuts, yes). Drinking they also drink a lot, as they can ingest an average of 150 liters of water a day. And his ears? They can listen to their peers at a distance of up to 8 kilometers and also serve to radiate excess body heat to cool off when temperatures are excessively high. If this seemed little to us, his brain is also record-breaking. They are the animals with the largest brain in the world (up to 5 kilograms in weight). They also have 3 times more neurons than we do.

 

Other curious animals are camels , which can last up to 10 days without drinking water and gobble up more than 100 liters in one sitting. The opportunity should not be wasted.

 

Wondering what is the only animal visible from space? Corals.

 

Leaving aside the animal curiosities, in this photo gallery we will focus on the softer and more sympathetic side of a great variety of species.

 

When hyenas lived in the Arctic

These animals crossed from Asia to America through the Bering Bridge during the Ice Age.

Can an alligator have feathers?

If alligators and crocodiles have the genes that allow them to form feathers, why aren't they feathered?

Japanese scientists create a 'washing machine for humans'

Can you imagine taking a relaxing bath in a machine that washes you with bubbles, plays relaxing music or videos?

We were able to start breeding animals 2000 years earlier than previously thought

This is demonstrated by remains of charred manure that are 13,000 years old.

They discover that more than 50 animals that we thought were mute can speak

Acoustic communication plays a fundamental role in aspects such as partner attraction and a number of other behaviors. The finding takes us back to 407 million years ago.

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