Like people, animals do some pretty strange and fascinating stuff. Most of the time it’s for a very good reason, but that’s not always the case. Mother Nature is a mysterious being and it’s never more apparent than in the differences in how animals treat their young, their mates, their living spaces and their food.
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1. The Addax Antelope
- The addax antelope can change its hair color. The female addax antelope gives herself a new mane whenever the seasons change.
2. Lyrebird Male
- Lyrebird male has the talent to mimic languages and sounds and they spend much of their time trying to attract mates by mimicking the sounds of other bird species, and the sounds of man-made things.
- Meerkats have black fur around their eyes that help to block out the glare of the sun, allowing meerkats to look directly at the sky and see far distances.
4. Scarlet Jellyfish
- Scarlet jellyfish is an amazing species that can restart her own life cycle.
5. The Oppossum
- The opossum is invulnerable to the venom.
6. Dolphins and Whales
- Dolphins and whales sleep leaving one eye open to watch their surroundings. Thus their brain remains active even when they are asleep.
- Tarantulas can protect themselves by throwing their own hair. When some other animal is brave enough to come after this large hairy spider it tears the hairs off its own legs and hurls them at its attacker
8. Horned Lizards
- Horned lizards can squirt blood from their eyes when they feel threatened by a predator.
- Sounds strange but Crocodiles eat stones.
- Pigeons can fly thousands of miles to find the same roosting spot with no navigational difficulties. Birds use landmarks to navigate long journeys. Many species use built-in ferromagnets to detect their orientation with respect to the Earth’s magnetic field.