World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year and this year the theme of this day ‘Sustaining all life on Earth.’ Human race never falls short of delving deep into the life patterns of other species of life on the planet and their devotion is usually rewarded with new and amazing facts. These multifarious characteristics not only surprise the observers but also delight the observers.
Only two creatures on Earth have full 360-degree vision. One is the chameleon, the other the dragonfly. In fact, of all insects, the dragonfly has the largest eyes.
Not only is a giraffe’s tongue long and thick, it’s black and purple too. This is probably due to the extra melanin present in giraffes’ mouth organs. Melanin acts as a natural sunscreen and helps protect the tongue, which is used all day to gather plants and leaves.
These amazing and radiant birds indulge in a mating ritual whereby each toss fruit back and forth with their beaks in a gesture of caring and sharing.
These cute marsupials from Australia munch exclusively on eucalyptus leaves. But the truly unique aspect about this doll-sized animal is that it has fingerprints that are almost identical to human ones.
Get this: flamingos aren’t pink. They’re actually born a dull gray. What gives the birds their distinctive hue is their diet of shrimp and blue-green algae, which contain a natural dye. In time this causes their feathers to turn pink.
This threatened Madagascar resident is the only primate besides humans that can have blue eyes, which both sexes are endowed with.
The African sun can be merciless and, like other animals, the hippo has its own unique way of dealing with it. The lumbering herbivores have their own cooling system, an oily secretion that evaporates as it dries thus lowering the hippo’s temperature. The substance is known as “blood sweat” because it appears red in the sunlight.
Ever wondered why your cat doesn’t have a sweet tooth? It’s because all domesticated felines lack sweet sensors on their tongues.
These predatory worms were used in medicine from ancient times until the 19th century to draw blood from patients. Nowadays they mostly draw gasps of disgust, not least for their three separate jaws lined with 100 teeth each!
The golden-winged warbler has been known to predict a storm days before it occurs. TW