ANIMALS WITH UNUSUAL SURVIVAL ADAPTIONS
Added on: 13th Dec 2015
The karakul, a type of domestic sheep in central Asia, store
extra fat in their tail so that they can survive harsh conditions.
The diving bell spider is the only spider that can effectively live
under water. It creates a bubble-like web that traps oxygen and
researchers say they only need to come up once a day.
There is perhaps no better copycat on Earth than the mimic octopus.
Discovered off the coast of Indonesia, the species can take on
characteristics of up to 15 different forms of marine life.
The lungless frog of Borneo does just that…it breathes
through the surface of its skin.
LOOKING LIKE BIRD DROPPINGS
There is actually one more case of mimicry in nature that is quite
interesting. The caterpillar of the giant swallowtail butterfly
matures to look like bird poop.
The bowerbird is something of a kleptomaniac interior designer with
OCD. It will build a meticulous nest using flowers, feathers, and even
bits of discarded plastic to attract a mate. Moreover, it will be more
than happy to steal from its neighbours nest.
Many species of geckos have tails that grow to resemble their heads.
When the predator goes for the tail it will just fall off and twitch
on the ground while the gecko makes his escape.
If you ever scare a northern fulmar you know what to expect…