Amazing Facts About Wild Animals

Most people tend to imagine ferocious lions, massive tigers, and any carnivorous animal each time they can hear the words “wild animals”. In fact, it was only partly true because wild animals are defined as the animals that are untamed and not yet domesticated. A wild animal can live on its own without the aid of any person. They tend to live by their own and find their own source of food, water, and shelter within the stretches of their natural habitat. Here are some amazing facts about wild animals.

Axolotl can grow back their body parts

Axolotl, also known as the Mexican walking fish is not classified as a fish. An axolotl is a one of a kind amphibious animal, unlike other adult amphibians they tend to remain aquatic. Axolotl became a very unique wild animal because of their extraordinary ability to regenerate parts of their body. Most cases observed with axolotl is that they can grow back limbs aside from healing them, this ability of axolotls is optimized by undergoing neoteny. Neoteny is the process of achieving sexual maturity without experiencing a metamorphosis.

Everything about sloths is slow

The slow movements are not the only slow things about sloths, even their digestion is considered very slow. A sloth will take about a week to fully digest the foods it eats. The very slow digestion of sloths can cause them to starve even if they had just eaten a lot. The digestion of sloths is very necessary with their survival because it varies depending on the temperature of their environment. They usually need a cool temperature to regulate their own body temperature.

Zebra, it is all about stripes

Everyone knows that a zebra has stripes, but not everyone knows what these stripes are made for. Just like the tiger, there are also stripes in the skin of a zebra. It is also their identity just like the fingerprints for humans. The main predators of zebras are big cats such as lions, cheetahs, and tigers. Whenever zebras sense danger coming to them, they usually form groups to produce a large scale of confusing patterns produce by their stripes. This is very effective for their predators like the lion because they are colorblind.

Another recent benefit from the stripes of zebras is that flies and mosquitoes are often confused with their black and white stripes. An experiment was made into horses by covering them with a black and white striped coating. And it was observed that flies and mosquitoes always abort landing into the horses, further studies are still going on to prove this theory with the stripes of a zebra.

Letting animals live their lives into their natural habitat is a very important thing that we should not take away from them. It is not necessary to domesticate every animal as it can affect them dramatically. Abnormal mutations can even occur to some animals forced to be domesticated. Their interactions with human-caused more negative effects on wild animals rather than benefits for them. Although it was necessary for us to conduct studies with them to further educate ourselves.

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