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

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.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Punk Turtle.

In the Mary River in Australia, found a turtle with a very peculiar aspect: The Punk turtle. You see the name refers to its appearance, reminiscent of the punks of the 70s and 80s. Crest With that algae grow not only on the head but also by the shell. This allows, first hide from predators and the other as a shield.

Adults can reach two feet in length, and her eyes are clear bluish ... you have seen above a turtle with blue eyes? I do not .... well, actually I had not noticed.

Also known as short-necked turtle, and not have it be short, but maybe compared to other turtles themselves. In addition, it is noteworthy that it is the only turtle has is its long tail which is known as Arco Hemal a vestigial feature that has disappeared from all other existing turtles .... however, its function is not known.

Its scientific name is Elusor macrurus and although it was in the 70's very popular as a pet, is now in serious danger of extinction.