Showing posts with label animals.. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Liger, tiglon and Leopon.

Tiger and lion. The crossover between these two species get two animals called Tiglon or Togon and Liger and animals that, as result of the intersection of these two species are so different that seem brothers.

Here are some characteristics of these two species:

LIGER ( male lion + female tiger)- They can measure up to 4 meters in length and can weigh half a ton (500 kg of cat, almost nothing!). The funny thing is that although the length is excessive, their legs and their tails do not grow, and this gives them a more robust appearance, really look a bit fat. They grow and grow until its enormous weight prevents them from walking. Males also have a mane.

TIGLON or Tigon (male tiger + female lion)- These animals do stop growing, because the growth inhibitory gene comes from the lioness. Its size is like a lioness, and in some cases reaches 150 kg more lean and small, gives a more clumsy, less attractive for zoos and circus animals.

In fact, tigers and lions share territories, so that would be unlikely to meet to form these strange crosses. At present, lions and tigers coexist in nature only in the Gir Forest in India.

But the unnatural hybrids do not stop there:

The LEOPON - is the product of a cross between a male leopard and a lioness. The animal's head looks like the lion and the rest of the body resembles a fuzzy leopard spots. The leopones are larger than leopards and combine features of both parents. They have brown spots instead of black and the males have a small mane of 20 cm in length. They like to climb trees and enjoy the water as leopards.
In females there is an internal conflict of having to choose between the solitary lifestyle of the leopard or the lion in the pack.

Anyway, I personally hope that these hybrids do not re-perform, animals that are born of such unions unnatural often born with many problems, many do not reach maturity, they are sterile suffer pains in joints, or have behavior problems .. .

Monday, December 26, 2011


Kiwi (Apteryx, gr. "Wingless") is a timid animal, a nocturnal bird with a peculiar appearance. The size of a hen, and a highly developed sense of smell, the kiwi has two peculiarities that make it unique in the world.

1 - The first peculiarity is its appearance, in fact, at first thought it was a mammal. Why? Because instead of feathers, has bristles (albeit soft). It has large nostrils in its beak, and has hollow bones like most birds. So the Kiwi is the heaviest bird (in proportion), their legs are strong and running and defend views closely resemble cassowaries ... but that is the second peculiarity.

2 - Evolutionarily speaking, the animal closest to the Kiwi, is the Moa. The Moa is
considered the largest bird that ever lived, in fact, was called "elephant bird" and lived until about 100 years until the man finished with the species.
Instead, the Kiwi is not larger than a hen. But the egg is not that of a hen. It is said that the egg of the Kiwi is huge, bigger than himself ... but of course that's impossible ... but only just ... and is in proportion to the animal body with a large egg

throughout the animal world. In fact, during pregnancy, much of the body size is to accommodate a huge egg. But look at the x-ray.

Indeed, the left image shows the Kiwi again laid the egg. It will have been rested.

The Kiwi living in New Zealand and is in danger of extinction.