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….
Snow leopards are one of the only major cats native to Asia and are known for their light-colored fur that is covered in vibrant black spots. Nicknamed the “Ghosts of the Mountains”, snow leopards wander quietly through the land and usually only make an appearance in populated areas when in search of food. However, despite living in solitude, the number of snow leopards in the wild are quickly decreasing for a few reasons.
Mother Nature is truly fascinating whether you’re looking at the world’s natural beauty, colossal and unprecedented extreme weather or the animal kingdom. Personally, I’ve always loved animals, but not just the cute and fluffy ones that climb onto your lap and lick your face.
The ones that always interested me more were the ones that are often overlooked. The reptiles, the fish and the weird and wonderful insects always fascinated me and you’re about to learn why.
If an animal is susceptible to becoming the prey of another animal then it’s a sure bet that they’ve got some form of defense mechanism up their sleeve to ensure their survival and the survival of their species. After all, that’s what it’s all about. However, some creatures out there have taken it to a whole new level and have some pretty bizarre forms of defense.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the animal kingdom is the variety of methods predators use to catch their prey. Some swoop from the sky like eagles, some hunt in packs like wolves, some are solitary stalkers like tigers, and some are cunning trap-makers like spiders. But very few creatures can rival the cuttlefish when it comes to weird, wonderful and wily hunting.
White tigers are some of the most stunning animals in the world, but they can only be found in captivity. Despite once having populations throughout Asia, the white tiger no longer exists in the wild for a few reasons. Lets explore how white tigers came to be and why they no longer are found in the wild.
Zebras are fascinating animals. They are closely related to the horse we know and love, but also remain for the most part undomesticated. Most of our attention goes to their amazing stripes but zebras lead fascinating lives beyond just their striking appearance. Zebras make an amazing migration every year traveling hundreds of miles and that’s where their story gets interesting.
If you’ve ever been called bird brained, maybe it wasn’t quite as insulting as you thought. True, birds do think differently from mammals, but their actual brains can be surprisingly large compared to their overall size. In fact, birds’ brains are similar in proportions to primates, including apes, monkeys, and – yes – humans. Not only do their brains look capable of intelligence, but their behavior suggests it too. Just look at one of the most common and most scorned birds of all, the pigeon.
Aging is a fact of life: We watch our parents, pets and selves age along with non-living things like cars, clothes and outdated iPhones. Immortality is something we don’t accept as real, but what about the crocodile? Does it disprove or challenge our beliefs around everlasting life? Yes, thanks to their “negligible senescence.” Senescence is biological aging: things like losing the ability to reproduce or losing functions necessary for life due to aging. Senescence, or aging, defines a species’ lifespan. Crocodiles may exhibit negligible senescence: no deterioration due to aging. This means that Instead of an average or defined lifespan, they are more likely to die due to accidents, disease, predation or starvation. Does that make them immortal? It depends how you look at it.
We absolutely DO NOT recommend that you try to tame a hyena or even own a hyena, but lets take a hypothetical detour and see if taming such a wild animal is possible.
Of all the big beasts of the animal kingdom, giraffes are widely considered one of the more adorable, and often feature in compilations of the cutest animals alive. Yes, they might be the tallest mammal in the world, but with their comically long necks, cartoonishly huge eyes and clownish faces they seem both hilarious and harmless. But don’t be deceived. A threatened giraffe can be one of the deadliest creatures alive, and it all comes down to one terrifying secret weapon – their kick.
One of the most dangerous and fierce animals in the animal kingdom is actually the hippopotamus. Their size, strength and aggressiveness makes them a formidable opponent against most animals. Let see how they would stack up in a fight against other apex predators from the animal kingdom.
Imagine you’re on an African plain and the earth beneath your feet begins to shake. You look up and see the gigantic, tank-like shape of a rhinoceros thundering towards you, snorting like a bull with its huge horn lowered. What do you do? Well, don’t try running in zig-zags (that’s how to escape crocodiles) or sit down and try to make yourself small (that appeases gorillas, not rhinos). Your best bet, even if the only things you can see around are a small rock or scrawny tree, is to hide. In fact, you stand a decent chance of getting away with it, because although nature has given the rhinoceros many extraordinary gifts, good eyesight isn’t one of them.