Despite the advancements of science and everything we know about the natural world, the individuality of fingerprints is a still a shocking fact to wrap one’s head around. Every single human being has a unique set of fingerprints. What about others in the animal kingdom?
Before polar bears became our most iconic symbol of climate change, they were more often a symbol of terrifying animal strength. Anyone old enough to have played pioneering fight game Tekken 2 in the mid nineties will likely remember the polar bear, Kuma. Other characters had laser beams which blasted out of their eyes or fists which turned into balls of fire, but Kuma’s special move was actually the most satisfying – lumbering to his feet he would smash both of his enormous claws together, dropping even the strongest enemy to the floor quivering and bleeding, and very often dead.
Before we start our list, lets start off with a base measurement that puts everything into perspective. The average human bite force measures in at 160 pounds per square inch. While a human can bite though smaller bones, such as those from a chicken, its highly unlikely to be able to generate enough force to chomp through anything of substantial size. Plus human teeth will chip and shatter if too much pressure is applied. Now onto the list….
The eastern lowland gorilla is the largest species of gorilla. This gorilla can stand over six and a half feet and will max out at a weight of 550 pounds if living in the wild.
Although apes are mostly peaceful animals, when their troop is threatened, the gorillas will defend itself. It doesn’t hurt to know more information about these animals as well as how to prevent and protect yourself if such situations were to occur, say on a safari or while hiking in the wild.
Silverback Gorillas are one of the strongest and intimating animals on the planet. The large primates can lift over ten times their body weight and with the rare exception of a leopard, have no natural predators. They and are truly the king of their jungle. However, what would happen if this king of the jungle had to fight the other kings of the jungle, a male lion? What about a tiger? A grizzly bear?
Just think about it. When was the last time you saw an animal sweat? Like, lift their arm up, embarrassing pit stain kind of sweat. Probably never, right? But that doesn’t mean animals don’t sweat, it’s just a bit more complicated. Read on to find out exactly which animals sweat and find out a pretty weird fact about hippos!