Top 10 Crucial Hunters in the Animal Kingdom

Top 10 crucial hunters in the animal kingdom

This list doesn’t focus on an animal’s ‘ugliness’, but on their strange and unusual characteristics. Some have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years, but they may be new to you. Continue reading “Top 10 Crucial Hunters in the Animal Kingdom”

Top 10 largest birds in the world

Top 10 largest birds in the world

The small beautiful birds are always around in nature by making sweet sound. So the chances for thinking about heavy birds seems very little. But there are number of flying and non flying birds with noticeable massive body. Following are list of 10 largest living birds in the world, includes both flying and nonflying birds.

Ostrich

Location: Africa

Height: 2.1-2.3m

Weight: 63-145 kg

ostrich

 

The ostrich is the first largest bird on earth. Ostrich cannot fly with their heavy wings but they can run at high speed using their legs. It lay the heaviest eggs weighing about 1.4kg.The bird were lawn all over the world for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Its skin is used for leather products and its meat is marketed commercially, with its leanness a common marketing point. They mainly consume seeds, shrubs, grass, fruit and flowers; occasionally they also eat insects such as locusts.

When the ostrich bird eating, they fill their gullet with food, which is in turn passed down their oesophagus in the form of a ball called a bolus.

Southern cassowary

Location: Indonesia

Height: 155cms

Weight: 85 kg

southern cassowary

It is a double wattled cassowary, is the second largest bird in the world. The eggs of the cassowary measuring 95mms. It consumes the fallen fruit and is capable of safely digesting some fruits toxic to other animals. They also eat fungi, and some insects and small vertebrates. The blade-like claws are capable of killing humans and dogs if the bird is provoked. The male incubates the egg and rare the chicks alone.

Northern cassowary

Location: yapen, batanta, salawati

Height: 149cms

Weight: 75 kg

northrn cassowary

This cassowary is the third largest flightless bird, singled wattled with black plumage.it is a shy and solitary bird. Their diet consists mainly of fruits and small animals. They make grunting and hissing sounds, like other cassowaries.

Emu

Location: Australia

Height: 190cms

Weight: 70 kg

emu

The emu is the 4th largest bird has soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds. Emus do not sleep continuously at night but in several short stints sitting down. The eggs are on average by 89 millimetres. Newly hatched chicks are active and can leave the nest within a few days of hatching. They stand about 12 centimetres tall at first.

Emperor penguin

Location: Antarctica

Height: 122cm

Weight: 22 -45 kg

emperor penguin

The Emperor penguin is the 5th tallest and heaviest of all living penguins. Body fat behind the skin helps to survive in the high temperature. The back portion and the heads is covered with black waterproof feather helps to capture as much heat from the sunlight. It lives around 20 to 50 years.

Greater Rhea

Location: South America

Height: 135cm

Weight: 40 kg

greater rhea

The Greater rhea is the 6th largest bird and averagely lives about 10years. In fields and plantations they do not like to eat. They eat only cereals or eucalyptus, the greater rhea can be a species quite beneficial to farmers. It will eat any large invertebrate it can catch; its food includes locusts and grasshoppers, true bugs, cockroaches, and other pest insect.

 

Lesser Rhea

Location: South America

Height: 100cm

Weight: 30 kg

lesser rhea

Lesser Rhea is also known as Darwin’s Rhea is the 7th largest bird.it has a small head and a relatively big body and neck.it can run fast. The males of this species become aggressive once they are incubating eggs. Sharp claws in its powerful legs help to fight with predators to protect the eggs and dig for food.it consumes fruits and grasses.

 

King penguin

Location: Antarctica

Height: 92cm

Weight: 20 kg

king penguin

King penguins is the king of all penguins and largest than other. King penguins are social because of the temperature and circumstances it helps each other. Daily it swims for at least 100kms. This largest bird eats small fish, mainly lantern fish, and squid and rely less than most Southern Ocean predators on krill and other crust oceans.

 

Wandering albatross

Location: Southern ocean

Height: 3.5m

Weight: 10 kg

wandering albatross

The wandering albatross, snowy albatross, white-winged albatross is a largest sea bird has the largest wingspan of any living bird, typically ranging from 2.51 to 3.5m. The wandering albatross breeds every other year. They lay one egg that is white, with a few spots, and is about 10 cm long. They are night feeders, feeds cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. After eating excess at times they are unable to fly take rest in water. They can also make shallow dives.

Great Bustard

Location: Europe, Asia

Height: 110cm

Weight: 21 kg

great bustard

Great bustard is the largest bird. This species is omnivorous, taking different foods in differing seasons. Lives up to 10years of lifetime. The great bustard breeds in March, and a single male may mate with up to five females. One to three olive or tan coloured, glossy eggs are laid by the female in May or June.

Top 10 Shortest lifespan creatures in the world

Shortest lifespan creatures

The change in metabolism, brain to body ratio, environment, and many unknown factors makes different lifespan for different species. Some animals live for hundreds of years like bowhead whales and eels. At the same time, the lifetime of some other species of animals limited to only a few hours. Here the list of 10 shortest lifespan creatures in the world.

Pet Rabbits

Pet Rabbits

The Rabbit, much loved by the kids as pets. But exactly an animal that lives for a maximum of 5 years. Fact, the common rabbit too may only have a short lifespan but the species ensure their survival by breeding excessively, this keeps the population count up and steadily increasing.

Small Rodents

small rodents

The Rodent’s looks petty but have an extremely short lifespan.it is also similar as rabbit an average lifespan between 2 – 4 years. The rodents are also called as Hamsters make having excessive breeding. Hamsters can reach sexual maturity as young as 1 month old and can give birth multiple times a year.

Gerbils

gerbils

Gerbils have a very short lifespan which isn’t helped by the fact that they are classed as pests and are constantly exterminated by humans. With a maximum lifespan of around 3 years the common house gerbils breed with great efficiency with females being able to breed once or twice a month, bearing anywhere between 4 – 10 young in each birth.

Mosquito Fish

mosquito fish

The palm sized Mosquito Fish is a master of endurance found in the Gulf of Mexico, Gambusia. On top of birthing live young the Mosquito Fish can also give birth multiple times per mating season and each time have to between 50 & 100 young, they can also survive in worse conditions than other fish which adds to their continued survival as a species.

Leopard’s Chameleon

Leaord’s Chameleon

Chameleon is a fairly recent discovery found in on the island of Madagascar. These unique chameleons only have a life cycle of 1 year which makes it one of the shorter living ‘larger’ creatures on this list. Every year, mating occurs and before the young are born again in November the entire adult population of these unique chameleons dies off.

Dragonfly

dragonflies

The strange thing about Dragonflies is that they can take forever to emerge from the pupil stage, which essentially signs their death warrant. Dragonflies can be dazzling in beauty and as such are popular inspirations for art and tattoos however this doesn’t do anything to help with their small lifespan of around 4 months, especially after they could have spent anywhere up to 5 years waiting to emerge from the pupil stage.

Bees

bees

Only lifespans for bees are 4 or 5 weeks. If you had to spend all of your life working on the hive I’m sure you would be pretty protective of your life’s work and the bee is no different. The downside to this of course is that if the bee does try to protect the hive by stinging a dangerous animal or predator then the bee will die as when its stinger detaches the gaping wound where the stinger was is always fatal to the bee.

Drone Ants

drone ant

The Drone Ant has a very short lifespan of around 2. There is no life of endless work for this creature, the job of the Drone Ant literally entails eating and breeding. Is this life anybody likes? Never for this life better don’t want to born.

Gastrotrichs

Gastrotrichs

We thinking 2 weeks are so less but here only 3 days! Yup, The Gastrotrichs may not look like much but they are indeed a living creature. The Gastrotrich’s life is made up of floating on water currents and occasionally eating, 3 days of this and it probably dies from boredom.

Mayflies

mayflies

The number one creature with the shortest life is the Mayfly, who is lucky to achieve a lifespan of just 24hrs. That too not sure if it had some troubles. The Mayfly is no different, however that literally is all it does with its life. The Mayfly’s life can be as short as 30 minutes depending on the species and after hatching they mate, lay eggs and die.

 

Top 10 Hideous Animals in the World

Tarsier

Tarsier

The tarsier is found in South East Asia, has very large and round eyes that appear to be bulging out, and its feet and toes are enormous. The hair on its body has a patchy appearance, which adds to the disproportionate appearance, along with large and pointed ears. They jump from tree to tree to catch snakes and birds, even in motion.

Mole (Star-nosed)

Mole (Star-nosed)

The star-nosed mole will remind you of Jeff, the gigantic worm-like alien with scary appendages ringing its mouth, from Men in Black. This mole from north-eastern America and eastern Canada is characterized by 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages round its snout, forming a star-like structure.

Aye-aye

Aye-aye

The aye-aye is a lemur from Madagascar, characterised by teeth like that of rodents, and a specially thin and long middle finger. It taps on trees for grubs, and gnaws holes in the wood of the trees. The gremlin-like look is further enhanced by strands of hair here and there, and large eyes.

Rat (Naked mole)

Rat (Naked mole)

It is also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, the naked mole is an East African rodent that may be confused to have been shaved. The mammal has unique physical aspects with tiny eyes, thin and short legs and protruding teeth that seal the lower lip. Their almost hairless body is covered with wrinkled skin of pale pink or yellow shade.

Bat (Wrinkle-faced)

Bat (Wrinkle-faced)

This Central American bat species has an unusual shape of the skull which is quite short and wide.  Their hairless face is covered with convoluted outgrowths of skin, giving its face a wrinkly appearance, which is its distinguishing feature. In case of males, the skin flaps are even more pronounced. Even though it eats fruits, it is not classified as a fruit bat. Despite being classified as a leaf-nosed bat, it does not have a leaf nose.

Angora rabbit 

Angora rabbit

These ‘’sweet’’ rabbit is originally from Ankara, Turkey. Hairy Angora rabbits were popular pets among French royalty in the 1700 s and they are often bread for their immense wool coats.

Sphynx cat

Sphynx cat

It is actually from Canada the skin and hair have the same, albino-pale colour, and the coat feels like suede. The skin covering the body is very wrinkly and loose. The cat has a flabby pot belly. It has over-sized, hairless ears and large, lemon-shaped eyes, and the eyebrows and whiskers are sparse or non-existent. Its whip-like tail may have a puff or hair at the tip.

Purple frog

Purple frog

This Indian frog has a robust and round structure. It appears like a bloated and flattened mass of purplish grey. It has an unusually small head and a peculiar, pointed snout. Its legs and arms are splayed out and short. Its hoarse cry resembles the clucking of a chicken. It has oral suckers like rheophilic fish.

Blob fish

Blob fish

The blob fish looks more like a ball of slime than a living creature. Blob fish live deep in the ocean, where pressures are exceedingly high. The blob fish’s gelatinous appearance is actually a brilliant adaptation because its gooey, pudding-like flesh allows it to stay buoyant at depths where gaseous bladders can’t function.

Warthog

Warthog

They are unusual pigs found and live in Africa. They are impressive but not attractive. Because already pig looks ugly here pigs with horns.

Thorny dragon

Thorny dragon

It is also known as the thorny lizard, mountain devil, thorny devil. The thorny dragon is an Australian lizard with its body covered with hard, conical spikes to discourage predators, as well as ridges to collect water from any body part. The ridges and spikes together give it quite an intimidating look, enhanced by a ‘false head’ at the back of its neck which it presents before the predator while dipping its real head between its legs, as a form of defence.