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IN Animals ON 08 Feb, 2016
One who comes has to go, the story of life moves on.
The thought mentioned above is, if not well known, certainly a very obvious saying, for the lives of the living beings will never come to a halt due to the death of other fellow beings.
When we talk about animals, right from the era of the dinosaurs to the present era, there have been millions of species who fall into the endangered category and then in no time,went on to extinct for ever. Who is to blame for this? Nature, for changing? Animals, for being unable to adapt? or the Humans, for snatching their habitat and preying on them? Well, the quarrel will not lead anywhere. What happened with many species, is still happening with a lot others.
So, here I am, bringing to you the most uncommon of the endangered animal species of the present times.
Can two females produce a baby? Yes, here they can. In fact, when the leaping lizards perform the act of intimacy with superb stimulation and energy, they are shown to have produced better eggs.
The amphibian, Olm, is the bundle of secret surprises. It can live for "10 years without food", with a lifespan of around 100 years. Whoa! It lives in the subterranean waters of Italy and spends the whole of its life in water only. It also is known as a Human fish due to its human-like skin.
Humans+Bats= Aye-Aye. They live in the spherical nests and prey on the insects. They have a look similar to humans(when we are surprised) and use echolocation to find the prey. They are the natives of Madagascar and are killed heavily in the islands they are found.
Death after mating? Well, read on. The deep-sea fish, the Angler fish has something really unique and crazy about them to tell. Apart from having a "lightened fishing rod", the fact that the male is five times smaller in size than a female Angler fish is amazing. While mating, the male gets attached to the female's head with his teeth and the female gets the male sperm while the male loses his life in the process. Weird!
Can you spend your life HANGING? They do. Sloths belong to the edentate family that include armadillos as well. Now listen something unbelievable about them, many of the sloths are three-towed and the ones who just have two toes, have only two claws. They also can rotate to an insane angle of 270 degrees.
A lookalike of Porcupines, Echidnas are one of the two egg-laying animals we have got. They are extremely shy in nature and hence remain away from any human comfrontation. They have NO TEETH and are found of four different types.
The South African flat-bodied Ghost Frog holds a correct name as far as its physical appearance is concerned. It has a disc-like structure both in the mouth and on the feet, to cling better to rocks and rush flawlessly underwater.
This beautifully stripped snake, present in various colors, found in North America and suburbic planes of Canada is not venomous. It is also called as a Gardener or Garden snake.
Only 5'' long is the longest for this little toothy creature. Famous for its unusual lizard-like tail, they can live for many days without food. But this was not enough for keeping them away from this sad list.