We all love animals because of their looks, natural innocence, or their reactions. With an estimated population of 7.77 million of animals on the planet, the animal kingdom is very diverse. Almost everyone feels a secure emotional connection with the animals. There are certain things that humans did not know about animals. All of us are unique in our way; so do the animals. Every animal has its own unique characteristics, and some of these characteristics are shocking. Here are some fun facts about the animals one should know:
They may look cute but are the only venomous primates. There are many causes of death in humans because of the bite of slow lorises. The venom is used as a defense mechanism. They attack when feeling threatened and bit the predator to getaway. It’s not important that slow lorises only use poison from the bite. When a slow loris wants to avoid the attack, it wraps its limbs around itself and spreads the poison on its fur.
It is merely a 2 cm long but loudest animal in the world. The wave can reach up to 230 decibels. The pistol shrimp snaps its claw shut so rapidly that it results in creating a bubble that collapses and produces sonic blast. The blast is louder than Corncode’s sonic boom. The exploded bubble generates heat of 4400C and kills its prey.
Zebra stripes are an evolutionary feature to act as a natural bug repellant. The horse flies find zebra unattractive because of its lines. The strips also confuse other predators to attack, and it also acts as a natural sunscreen.
A 30 cm long fish that has 13 sharp fin spines on its back and is known as the most venomous fish in the world. The tapered fins have two venom glands. The stonefish stings are excruciating and mostly occur as stepping on it.
The smell of a skunk can be smelled up to 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away. The smell is potent and can cause skin irritation and temporary blindness.
Great White Shark
The great white sharks can detect a drop of blood in 100 liters of water. These sharks can sense tiny amounts of blood from 5km (3 miles) away. They use an organ called an olfactory bulb to detect blood.
The only animal on the Earth where the male gives birth to the babies. The male seahorse gets pregnant and gives birth to babies. It has a pouch on its stomach to carry babies and can take 2000 babies at a time.
The receptors on the butterflies’ legs help them to taste the nectar. The receptors present on the butterfly legs are 200 times stronger than that of humans. The butterfly use sensors to determine whether the flower is edible or not.