What can be called an animal that, in addition and in size, resembles a red deer, and in appearance is a strange combination of a camel and a sheep? Aborigines of North America, Quechua Indians, called it "wanaku", which means "wild", "ill-bred". From this word came the name that we know - guanaco, a cloven-hoofed animal from the family of camels, the ancient ancestor of the llama.
Harza is the largest of the marten family. In addition to its size, it stands out among other martens in a bright color. Due to the peculiarities of color design, she has a middle name “yellow-breasted marten”. On the Russian territory is found in the Far East. Therefore, it is often called the "Ussuri marten." Description and features of Kharzu can be attributed to the average predators.
Musk ox is a rare artiodactyl animal. Coexisted next to the mammoth. But unlike him, he did not completely die out. Its natural range has narrowed to parts of Greenland and the North American Arctic. Currently, due to artificial resettlement, has appeared in the northern regions of Siberia and Scandinavia.
It is very interesting and informative to discover unusual species of animals unexpectedly. Not the strange creatures or mutants that scare us on the Internet and television. And rare and existing in fact, unknown to us so far. In Crimea, near Simferopol there is a historical and archaeological reserve Naples Scythian.
Description and features Quokka or setonix is a herbivore belonging to the kangaroo-tail family. Despite its resemblance to a kangaroo, kwoks look more like river otters because of their short straight tail. Unlike other members of the kangaroo family (kangaroos, wallaby, philander, wallara, kangaroo rats), a crook cannot rest on its short tail or defend against it.
Description and features What should a beast capable of fighting a lion and a leopard look like without dying from a bite of a cobra or viper, a spear strike, a sharp hit by an arrow and a dagger? Here, involuntarily, a formidable monster of five meters tall appears, fantastically strong, dressed in armored armor.
Elephants - herbivorous mammals, by their sizes surpassed all existing terrestrial animals. They are part of the elephant family or Elephantidae. In addition to their outstanding size, they have a unique organ - a trunk and luxurious tusks. The elephant family is numerous. But out of 10 genera, only two exist in our time.
The Krasnodar Territory is popularly called the Kuban, although, of course, it is larger and contains some more regions. But it so happened. Kuban for us is the Krasnodar Territory, a famous place, the granary of our country, the Cossack patrimony. A bold, strong, free, generous region. They call it that way along the main river flowing here - the Kuban, which flows into the Sea of Azov and divides the region into 2 parts.
The Stavropol Territory ... "The Gates of the Caucasus," as this fertile land is also called. A unique region in Russia where you can see the summer and winter. It is located in the central part of the foothills and on the northern slope of the Caucasus. Plain and mountains in one place, right and left bounded by two seas, the Black and Caspian. In the east, you can stumble upon the mysterious wandering dunes in the deserts, and near Zheleznovodsk visit the cave of permafrost.
Among mammals, very unusual species are found. The little arm is one of them. This mammal belongs to the group of semi-monkeys, to the group of lemurs, but differs significantly from them in appearance and habits. Description and features In 1780, thanks to the research of the scientist Pierre Sonner among the animals of the forests of Madagascar, an amazing little animal was discovered with a small arm.
Red deer or Manchurian deer is an East Asian species of red deer. It occurs in the Russian territories: in the Angara region, Transbaikalia, in the Khabarovsk Territory and other Far Eastern regions. It lives in Chinese Manchuria. Manchurian deer are large artiodactyl animals, whose males wear beautiful branchy horns.
Once upon a time, one-humped camels carried a lot of cargo in columns, because of this they were often called “desert ships”, they fought like horses, fed and watered a man, gave him their meat, wool, and milk. You can read about them in books, stories, fairy tales, took part in many famous and recognizable films.
The animal, which is called the liger, is not found in the wild in any part of the world. Indeed, in order for him to be born, the predators that live on different continents must mate. Ligers are animals in which the genes of a father-lion and a mother-tigress are mixed. Description and features The liger is the largest representative of the feline family, which is known to people.
Once upon a time in childhood, we read Andersen's tale "Thumbelina." The failed husband of the heroine of the fairy tale was a mole - a large, fat, blind character with a rich fur coat, calm, solid and stingy. However, in nature, these amazing animals are very small and absolutely not calm. They are very mobile, never hibernate and more often than other animals hunt.
The hyena dog belongs to the biological canine family, the genus Lycaon, in which it is the only species. The Latin name (Lycaon pictus) is formed of 2 words - the Greek Lycaon, meaning "wolf" and the Latin pictus - decorated or painted. This name was given to the hyena dog because of its motley skin, covered with uneven in shape and size spots of black, sand (light red) and white colors, and they are so bizarre that, as noted, it is impossible to find two individuals, painted the same way.
Altai nomadic tribes revered maral as a sacred, totemic animal. Legends say that in heaven there is a herd of these noble animals from which life on earth originated, and the souls of dead people return to the heavenly "relatives". Therefore, hunting for horned beauties was strictly limited, wise old men warned young miners: if you kill more than two Altai deers, it will be trouble.
When we hear the word "hyena", for some reason many people have a feeling of hostility and even disgust. Few animals can present such a rumored story as this beast. Even in antiquity, the most incredible things were told about them. For example, it was said that domestic dogs can lose their mind and become numb if a hyena walks nearby and drops its shadow on them.
For the most part, wild, but at the same time quickly getting used to living at home, minks wear the most valuable fur among other fur animals and differ from them in their cunning and playful character. Due to the diversity of species, the habitat was practically ubiquitous, however, after the mink was defined as a domestic animal, it decreased significantly.
In the reptile class, the crocodile detachment includes a wide variety of representatives. Gavial is represented by the only species in the family of the same name. It differs sharply in a narrow muzzle, three or five times longer than the transverse dimensions. With the growth of an individual, this symptom only intensifies. To feed the fish, the crocodile has sharp teeth, slightly inclined in location.
It is hard to believe, but the bear, fox and raccoon had common ancestors - 30 million years ago, the brown beast was modest in size and moved around, jumping through the trees. In the course of evolution, much has changed - species of bears have arisen that have settled throughout the planet and differ from each other. One of the largest and most dangerous is the grizzly bear, not without reason its scientific name from Latin translates as "ferocious".