Monday, October 20, 2014

Malayan tapir.


This animal is one of the strangest I've ever seen. The body resembles that of a pig, the legs of a rhino, has a similar to the elephant trunk and hair color reminds the panda. In fact, the little tapir, reminiscent of the young boar at 2 months, scratches.


The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is the only tapir who does not live in America. As the name says, is currently in Sumatra and Borneo. Where their only predator is the tiger. We know that the tiger is an animal that hunts taking advantage of the dense jungle, and this makes this tapir is always on alert. Rarely lower immunity and have made ​​him a shy animal character, reserved and hard to see. In fact, when they are young animal's color is brown spotting between colors, and as the months grow, gets darker and leaving the white body. Another part of the body that is white is the end of the ears.
You can reach 350 kg (700 lb) and 2.4 meters long (8ft), with a height of three feet. It has a small tail of about 10 cm and legs have 4 toes, but only supported by 3 of them. 


Have ye noticed those little eyes? The truth is that your vision is not very good, but do not need. The lush jungle that obscures more than a few meters and a hearing and, above all, a overdeveloped sense of smell; allow it to be aware of everything, does not miss any of it around him. 

But that does not save him from his true predator, and I speak of the tiger, but of man. The man who hunts this wonderful animal and human activity that usually ends with deforestation tapir habitat.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Proboscis monkey.



You know that phrase "size does not matter" because I'm sorry, but in this case size does matter. The nose of this monkey is the characteristic feature of the species, that is why is called a proboscis or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Malay, (Nasalis larvatus). It is thought that the function of the nose is a type of sexual signal since it seems that females are set in the monkey has the largest nose.

Personally when I saw it years ago in an image of a book I found one of the most curious animals, not only for the big nose, but for what the human eye. I do not know, it reminded me of someone.

The good-natured face of these monkeys is a clear reflection of its character. They live in large groups, and although it's been some skirmishes, it is normal when we find groups of up to 80 individuals.

They are found on the island of Borneo. And its size is a means monkey; a well-developed male can reach 75 cm (30 in) in height and 22 kg (50 lb). Instead, a female reaches 60 (25 in) cm in height and can barely reach 11 or 12 kg (26 lb.



They are of a light brown, and white on the inside. A powerful vegans capable of digesting stomach leaves the indigestible trees.

Hunting and habitat loss make the proboscis monkey placed in the red zone of extinction. Since it is estimated that fewer than 7,000 individuals.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spider mirror

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Photographer Nicky Bay was walking by the lush jungle of Singapore when he saw a glimmer moved between the branches. When bringing the camera, and make noise, the animal emitting the flash reduces glare. But when a while, the animal is relaxed, this shines again as a small diamond. It was a spider on its abdomen that contains reflective and shiny patches.

In this brilliant animal is known as "spider mirror" or "spider spangle", referring to his abdomen that resembles small mirrors. Actually the "mirrors" are flakes, which increase in size depending on the mood of the spider. If you feel threatened or reduce the size of the mirrors and thus go unnoticed. When you relax or want to be noticed, wide surface of these mirrors to see him.

They are spiders that roam the centimeter. And part of Thwaitesia gender, we find arachnid species with the same effect but different colors. Here some pictures.





Friday, July 4, 2014

The panda ant.






The panda ant. Really, is not bear neither is it panda, do not even an ant. This curious insect is really a kind of bee which females do not have wings. They are hairy and black and white colors that are distributed throughout the body as do the colors of the panda.

A century ago it was known, and its habitat is in Andes between Chile and Argentina.


Although it has long been known, little is known of this ant. Is believed to have ectoparasitoids panda ant other insect larvae other bees counting. These larvae are so small that they adhere to the surface of its host and feed on it. It would be like lice, or aphids on plants.

I hope you enjoyed this strange and unknown animalete.

There is a way to call this .. forgive ant, wasp ... it is very curious: Kill cows. It seems that its sting is very powerful, and perhaps is able to kill a large animal.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Animals and albinism

Albinism is a genetic condition that causes no pigmentation occurs. We can see it in many human, but this is not just typical of humans, not even the mammal, birds, insects, reptiles and lizards can also be ... Here are 22 albino albino animals that surely will surprise you.