One of the most captivating and engaging families of birds is Great Hornbill. The study of the manners and habits of this bird is highly entertaining.
Platypus – one of the last remaining ancient mammals. His age – over 170 million years. The researchers found that the platypus genes similar to genes simultaneously reptiles, birds and mammals, sex chromosomes, it has turned out five times greater than in humans. Plus, scientists have not identified a single case of cancer in the platypus. This led to assume that the animal itself is the bearer of anti-cancer gene, which suppresses the malignant cells.
Wood –pecker: a heavy, strong and sharp beak is used for eating the insects and tapping the beak. The tongue is longer than its beak. It is used for eating white ants.