With the thousand different species of animals in the world, numerous of them probably have one or two unique or bizarre
characteristics. Here are some amazing animals and their amazing traits.
At a single spawning, an oyster may produce 114,000,000 eggs. If all of these eggs develop into adults, the oceans will be filled
up with oysters.
2. Whales and Seals
Whales and seals do not drink sea water. They get their water from other animals they eat. The kidneys of these animals are
able to excrete high concentration of nitrogenous wastes and salts.
3. Kangaroo Rat
Kangaroo rat, a desert inhabitant has unique adaptation to the problem of water balance. It eats dry seeds and plants with high
4. Beluga Whale
Beluga whale are the only kind of whale who can turn their neck to look around them. Adult beluga whale are pure white in color.
5. Owl Monkey or Douroucouli
Owl monkey is the only monkey that sleeps by day and hunts its food at night.
6. Milk Snake
A milk snake attacks and swallows both harmless and poisonous snakes.
7. Bombardier Beetle
This beetle is named for its unique method of defense. When pursued, it discharges a toxic fluid from glands at the base
of the abdomen. The liquid instantly vaporizes into a fine mist, allowing the beetle to escape as the predator tries to cleanse
itself for it.
According to a survey, American men’s most favorite color is blue. It is also the favorite color of mosquitoes. This means
that mosquitoes are more likely to attack humans who wear blue. One more thing, mosquitoes tend to bite the young ones
than adults. Dragonflies are one of their natural predators.
9. Gila Monster
Gila monsters are one of only two kinds of venomous lizards in the world. Their venom is about as toxic as diamondback rattle
A goldfish can live up to six to eight years. The oldest recorded goldfish lived to 49 years.
11. Boa Constrictor
A boa constrictor has a pair of vestigial hind limbs in the form of short, movable spurs. It is the only one species properly
called a “boa constrictor”, a rare instance of an animal having the same common and scientific binomial name.
A starfish have two stomachs but doesn’t have a brain.
13. Sea Cucumber
Sea cucumbers are good aphrodisiacs. A sea cucumber squirts its insides out to defend itself from predators. It then grows
a new stomach.
14. Horned Lizard
Horned lizards can shoot blood from their eyes for a distance of up to 3 feet. They do this for defense against predators.
15. Pygmy Marmoset
Pygmy marmoset of South America is the smallest monkey measuring 6 inches long only. Baboon, the largest monkey can be
120 cm (47 inches) and weigh 40 kg (90 lb).
16. Barbary Ape
Barbary apes are the only monkey found in Europe.
17. Mouse Deer or Chevrotain
This tiny deer-like mammal of southern and southeastern Asia is the smallest known grazing animal standing barely 12 inches
or 30 cm.
These are just a handful of animals with peculiar characteristics. Watch out for more.
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