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Not only is the animal world diverse and multifaceted, but it also manifests itself in an unusual way. Curly birds, buzzing dolphins, bodybuilding bulls and yellow penguins - and this is just the tip of the iceberg of the unique beauty that our planet possesses. We have collected for you 19 fascinating and informative photos of animals, which will not only show them from an unusual side, but also tell you something interesting. We love animals very much, and we hope you will too.
Italian Coast Guard officers free the tail of a sperm whale from a fishing net
A team of divers reportedly successfully freed a 10-meter sperm whale entangled in an illegal fishing net in the Mediterranean Sea off the southwest coast of Italy. As soon as he was released, the sperm whale slowly swam up to three other whales that were waiting for him nearby.
Not all heroes wear cloaks, sometimes they wear flippers 🤿
In 2022, a turtle named Jonathan will turn 190 years old. The turtle was born in 1832, making it the oldest known land animal.
Jonathan the tortoise has so much wisdom to share with the world, but alas, he can't. He's just a turtle 🐢
People: "Oh Jonathan, share your wisdom."
Jonathan: “It's good when it's warm. When it's cold - not very. "
The snow vulture (Himalayan vulture) has fake eyes on its body, with which it seems larger and more impressive
Who can blame his enemies for cowardice, because even many people, at the first glance at this photo, first of all see the huge head of a bird.
Very beautiful birds that can rightfully be considered the decoration of the planet. Interestingly enough, they arrange nests for several families, and they feed and care for both their chicks and strangers equally carefully. As the saying goes, there are no strangers arasari.
Ganges dolphin (also susuk, suzu). The water in the Ganges is so muddy that its tiny eyes can only tell the difference between light and dark, so they rely entirely on sonar to navigate.
One of its official names is also "blind dolphin". Unfortunately, the Ganges dolphin is listed in the International Red Book and is on the verge of extinction. It has no natural enemies, but people get it for the meat, which is used as bait for fish. Its fat is used in folk medicine as an aphrodisiac.
Stunning cat with bicolor eyes due to heterochromia
As a rule, heterochromia is usually understood as cases when different eyes have different colors. This cat has a heterochromia called "sector".
Dolphins sometimes chew puffer fish to get high
In small doses, the fugu toxin has a narcotic effect. Dolphins provoke the fish to stress, and then gently chew it, passing it on to each other. After receiving a dose of the toxin, marine mammals enter a state similar to a trance.
🐬 + 🐡 = ✨
What does the mating season look like in squirrels?
The first squirrel on the right has a facial expression: "I just wanted a nut."
If you are interested in what the squirrel in the middle is doing there, then this is an adapter.
A mushroom that looks like a little owl
Yes, a mushroom is not an animal, but it looks like an OWL! In general, we could not pass by.
Dikdik is an adorable pygmy antelope native to eastern and southern Africa
The holes on the muzzle, which from some angles resemble the second pair of eyes, are actually the preorbital glands, with the help of which Dikdiks mark their territory. They also do it with piles of manure.
He also has a very stylish hairstyle.
Bad hair day at the sea lion
This sea lion slept on ice that melted a little under his body, the water smoothed the fur on one side (left), which made it look like this.
Don't be fooled, despite their cuteness, these are very dangerous predators, which from time to time are distinguished by the fact that they kill people.
Very rare "yellow" king penguin with leukism
This photo was taken by photographer Eve Adams on the island of South Georgia. To understand how rare it is - it was one of the 120,000th colony of king penguins. The hipster who changed the black tuxedo to yellow 🐧
After careful research by Maine wildlife biologists, it was concluded that this bald eagle was killed by a blow to the heart from a loon. The blow was delivered after the bald eagle dived down, grabbing one of the loon chicks
And there has been talk in the past that loons are capable of this, but this particular study has proven that loons can kill a bald eagle 🦅
In the area where the eagle was found, a dead loon chick was also found. A biologist from New Hampton, USA, noticed a puncture wound on the body of an eagle and put forward the theory that it was killed by a loon (the mother of chicks). Maine biologists agreed after extensive research.
Some alligators can survive even after being frozen. In winter, they undergo a process called brumation, where they literally slow down their body (pulse, breathing), which allows them to conserve energy for long periods of time.
Brumation and hibernation are not the same thing. Hibernating animals must eat off so that they have enough energy for the time they sleep, being in suspended animation. Some reptiles can fall into brumation, during this period they simply slow down the body's processes, being in a very sluggish state. Unlike hibernating animals, reptiles in brumation need to drink water. But, to be completely honest, before brumation, reptiles begin to eat a little more often, and during it they sleep longer than usual 🐊
Fantastic leaf-tailed gecko, also known as the satanic gecko
It's hard to believe, but the word “fantastic” is not our expression of delight, but it really is called “fantastic leaf-tailed gecko” 🍂
Long-tailed broad-beaked colors make them rock stars among birds.
This is all because of the stylish "black hair" on the head of these parrots, which was once very fashionable among old school rockers, for example, the musicians The Beatles or Oasis 🤘
This is a real Belgian blue bull. This breed of cows and bulls has the so-called "double muscles". A specific mutation results in an increase in the number of muscle fibers instead of the usual increase in individual muscle fibers
There are many rumors around the bulls of this meat breed, and the most important of them is that these are GMOs, and that their meat is dangerous to eat. In fact, the Belgian blue is the fruit of many years of work by breeders who carefully selected individuals with this natural mutation and crossed them among themselves. Those. for cattle of this breed, this mutation is the norm 🐮
Royal vulture native to South America. He was greatly revered by the Maya
It is the most colorful member of the American vulture family. This bird received the name "royal" not because it looks like a king, but because in the fight for carrion with other vultures, it usually comes out the winner.
And finally, this is an adorable young barn owl the moment she first heard the sound of thunder
Not only do owls have a very keen ear, which makes thunder sounds even more terrifying to them, but their feathers reportedly have no protection from water, so they never fly in the rain 🦉