I’m always curious to know about animal kingdom. I was once of the opinion that only humans posses unusual and amazing skills, but I was wrong. Here is a list of eight animals with unusual and amazing skills. The list includes Plumed Basilisk, Sharks, Puma, Cats, Rats, Cephalopods, Drum fish, and Cheetah.
I was of the opinion that only humans posses amazing skills, but I was wrong. Animals too posses amazing skills; let me tell you 8 animals that possess amazing skills. How a cheetah is able to run fast? How does a cat see in the dark? How sharks catch their prey? These were some questions I had. When I researched about them, I found out more animals with amazing skills. Here are the eight animals with unusual and amazing skills.
Plumed Basilisk: Plumed Basilisk is also referred as Green Basilisk or Double Crested Basilisk. This is a Central American lizard. It is nicknamed as “Jesus Christ Lizard” for its ability to run on the surface of water. What is so unusual or amazing about Plumed Basilisk? It can run at a speed of 7 miles an hour on land and can be under water for about 30 minutes.
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Sharks: An unusual and amazing skill that sharks posses is its ability to locate its prey with the help of electrical signals. Sharks have series of pores in their head which helps them to receive electrical signals from its surroundings. With the help of these electrical signals they catch their prey with ease.
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Puma: The most amazing skill that a Puma possess is its jumping skills. Their hind legs and their large paws give them the ability to jump or leap powerfully. It can jump 15 feet vertically and 40 feet horizontally. Wow…isn’t that incredible? Puma is also called as the mountain lion.
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Cat: Cats amazing skill is its vision. Their eyes are equipped with a mirror-like membrane called the “tapetum lucidum” and this helps them to see in darkness.
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Rats: When we talk about cats, is it possible to leave the rats. We talked about Tom, now we shall talk about Jerry. Rats’ vision is not as good as the cats; then how do rats escape from cats. They use their whiskers on their snouts to escape from its prey. Rats have the unusual skill of getting a mental picture of the surroundings by just touching the objects with its whiskers. Image via markleyspest
Cephalopods: Cephalopods are members that belong to the mollusk family and these include squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish. The unusual and amazing skills of these cephalopods are their jet propulsion. They can propel at the rate of 25 miles an hour. They have very good control over the direction in which they are propelling as well as the speed at which they are propelling. Let us see what exactly happens during jet propulsion. Mantle is expanded and the water is taken in. Water thus taken inside enters the sides of the head, moves to the collar and then to the gills and finally leaves through the tunnel by way of mantle contraction.
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Drum fish: I know you must be eager to know the special and unusual characteristics of this fish. They don’t have ears but they can hear and this is their unusual and amazing skills. These drum fishes make use of their air bladders to hear. Their air bladders also help them in absorbing oxygen from water. These air bladders have the ability of detecting sound waves and sending those waves to inner ear. This is where these sound waves are converted to electrical signals. Brain uses these signals to hear.
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Cheetah: I’m sure I need not tell what amazing skill does cheetah posses. Yes, it is running. Cheetahs are capable of running at a speed of 68 miles an hour. Wow…incredible. Cheetah has a powerful and oversized heart that helps in pumping large amounts of blood and their nostrils accounts for deep air intake. Coiling and uncoiling of backbone gives cheetah an edge over other animals when running.
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