10 most powerful animals on the planet, and you can hardly guess the strongest of them
People are most often concerned about the strength of other people, and they, as a rule, forget about animals, and in vain, since their capabilities far exceed human ones. Bemorepanda has compiled a list of the 10 most powerful animals on the planet, whose power cannot fail to impress. You can hardly guess who is at the bottom of the list, so get ready to be amazed!
Can lift objects over 500 kg, which is ~ 0.8 times their average body weight.
This snake can squeeze someone to death, equal to its average weight of 250 kg.
Elephants are the strongest mammals and the strongest land animals. The African elephant can weigh up to 6.35 tons, while it can carry up to 9 tons, which is the weight of 130 adults.
A musk ox can carry an object of about 900 kg, which is 1.5 times its average weight.
A tiger can drag an object weighing about 550 kg onto a 3-meter tree. This is roughly double their average body weight.
The eagle is the most powerful bird, capable of lifting something 4 times its own weight during flight. Moreover, they weigh up to 6 kg.
Gorillas can lift about 2 tons (about 30 people can lift the same amount), which is more than 10 times their average weight.
Leaf cutter ant
These ants carry things in their jaws that weigh 50 times their average weight (about 0.5 grams). It's like trying to lift a truck with your teeth.
These small beetles can lift things 850 times their own weight. For comparison, if a person had the strength of a rhinoceros beetle, he could lift a 65-ton object. And if an elephant had the same strength, it could carry 850 elephants on its back.
The dung beetle is not only the most powerful insect in the world, but also the most powerful animal on the planet compared to its body weight. They can push objects 1,141 times their own weight. In the case of humans, this is how the average person would push six double-decker buses packed with people.
Environmental organizations, national parks, and wildlife shelters in Africa are gearing up for the worst. The borders are closed, there are no tourists, which means that most of the projects for the conservation of rare and endangered species of animals were left without money, Izvestia reports.
The rhinoceros shelter in the southern African province of Limpopo remained virtually without personnel due to the pandemic.
Mostly foreigners worked here, changing every three months, but because of the coronavirus their visas were canceled. Four full-time employees had to withstand 72-hour shifts, sleeping only 2-3 hours per night.
Caring for little orphaned rhinos is hard work. They demand milk at any time of the day or night and scream loudly, calling on the mother, who was killed before their eyes by poachers.
The founder and shelter manager, 66-year-old retired teacher, Arri van Deventer, had to look for local volunteers through social networks.
Of the several hundred who responded, he chose only two. The location of such shelters is kept secret in order to avoid attacks by poachers. Mokgopong facility has been attacked twice already.
Mapimpi was orphaned when he was seven days old. Poachers killed his mother to cut off the horn, which is used as medicine and for jewelry.
His body was very dehydrated, his skin was dry, he tried to eat sand. The baby was fed milk mixture from a bottle. At the age of five, like other grown rhinos, he will be released into the wild.
Dozens of visitors usually gathered to feed an orphan elephant from a bottle in a David Sheldrick shelter near Kenyan Nairobi.
Now he eats alone: on March 15, the institution was closed, after the country revealed the first case of coronavirus.
The shelter lives on online donations and from ticket sales. Before the pandemic, up to 500 people visited its territory daily, each paying about $ 5 for entry.
Now you can attend the elephant calf feeding procedure or watch how he sleeps, only online. On social media, live broadcasts are at 11:00 and 17:00 local time.
Elephant calves in East Africa very often remain orphaned by poachers. The smallest most often die without breast milk.
The David Sheldrick Foundation has special teams to combat poachers and several mobile veterinary teams that patrol the area from air and land. These events were organized thanks to tourists and donnors.
According to the UN, last year Africa was visited by about 70 million tourists. In order to survive in a pandemic, reserves, shelters, national parks throughout Africa suspend all third-party projects, stop building infrastructure and cut staff salaries
A man from Florida rescued his dog from the mouth of a crocodile. "It was extremely difficult to keep his jaw open"
A man from the American state of Florida rescued his three-month-old puppy from the mouth of an alligator, a species of crocodile that lives in the rivers of America. The case took place on November 21 near a pond and was recorded by surveillance cameras.
The owner of the quadruped is Richard Wilbanks, 74, from Estero. "I was just coming out of the pond," Wilbanks told, "and it came out of the water like a rocket. I never thought an alligator could be so fast. It was so fast. "
He said his adrenaline and instinct made him jump into the water automatically and save his dog. In the captured images you can see how the man tries to keep the alligator's jaw open. The man reported that it was extremely difficult for him to do so.
Wilbanks said that after this incident he went to a doctor to be vaccinated with tetanus. As for the puppy named Gunner, he was injured in the abdomen, but he did well after being examined by a veterinarian.
Wilbanks continues to walk the dog on the edge of the pond, but keeps his quadruped on a leash and ten meters away from the water.
The Florida Wildlife Federation does not want the crocodiles to be taken out of the pond. "They are part of nature and part of our lives. We want to thrive with wildlife in a common landscape. "
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