In proportion to their size the strongest animals are the LARGER BEETLES of the family SCARABAEIDAE, which are found mainly in tropics. In tests carried out on a rhinoceros beetle of the family Dynastinae, it was found that it could support 850 times its own weight on its back (cf. 25 per cent of its […]
On October the 31st 2005, 68 jersey cows shielding under a tree at Warwicks marks dairy farm near Dorrigo, were killed by a SINGLE lighting bolt! ( No images were place from the incident)
The oldest living kinkajou (Potos flavus) in captivity is Huggy Bear, who turned 27 years 6 months old in January 2004 and belongs to Sonja Pedersen (USA) of Holiday, Florida, USA.
The Cassowary is the most dangrous bird in the world living in New Guinea as well as queenslands and Australlia and can grow up to 2m tall. On each foot three large sharp toes are placed the middle having a quite deadly 12cm long spike its kicks could rip open a persons stomach and cause […]
The fastest eater amongst mammals is the star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata). Research published in February 2005 by Dr Kenneth Catania (USA) at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA, recorded an average ‘handling time’ of 230 milliseconds with the fastest time being 120 milliseconds.
The oldest intact mammoth on record was found by a group of French scientists in Siberia, Russia, in Oct. 1999. The animal is estimated to be 23,000 years old, and has tusks weighing 143 lbs. each. The objective of the expedition, which was sponsored by the Discovery Channel, was to find DNA from this extinct […]
Animals moved from the sea to the land 414 million years ago, according to discoveries made in 1990 near Ludlow, shrops. The first land animals include two kinds of CENTIPEDE and a TINY SPIDER found among plant debris, suggesting that life moved on to land much earlier than previously thought.
The Sharp Beaked ground Finch also known as the Dawin Finch of the wolf islands of Galapagos islands usally eat berrys and insects, but since 1964 scientists have observed this species pecking large sea birds called Boobies and drinking the Blood that seeps from the wound.
An Adult Pygmy seahorse is usally 16mm this one is 0.63 inchs and is smaller than a avrage human thunbnail. It is the smallest seahorse and is almost as tiny as the world’s smallest fishes. It is a master of Camouflage, this new speices lives among deep corals and was discovered in 2003 in the […]