The most unsympathetic animals

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The most unsympathetic animals
The most unsympathetic animals
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The most unsympathetic animals are the Indian purple frog, aye-aye, naked mole rat, drop fish, Vietnamese bat, deep-sea angler, warthog.

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Hand ay-ay

This creature with large round eyes, long "humanoid" fingers and ridiculously protruding ears was discovered on the island of Madagascar back in 1780. And in confusion, they wondered to which detachment to assign it? After a detailed study, the answer was still found: the aye was attributed to the order of semi-monkeys, the largest of the nocturnal primates.

Alas, the development of Madagascar has led to the reduction of these animals. In 1972, there were only fifty left. Fortunately, then 16 reservations were created, where these outlandish creatures were able to safely live and reproduce. So they managed to save these, if not the most beautiful, but such amazing animals that live only in Madagascar and are the only representatives of the aye family.

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Indian purple frog

Because of the pointed nose, this strange creature was named Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (nasika in Sanskrit means "nose"). For the purple color, the frog is also called lilac or purple. The animal was discovered only in 2003 in the jungle of the Western Ghats in India. The later discovery of these frogs is due to the fact that they spend almost all year round underground, coming to the surface only during the breeding season. Moreover, N. sahyadrensis live in a single place on Earth with an area of ​​14 square meters. km. This slimy jelly-like creature grows up to 9 cm in length and feeds on termites.

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Naked mole rat

Inhabits the savannas and semi-deserts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The naked mole rat is a long-liver among rodents: it lives up to 30 years, while it spends almost all the time underground. The animal's habits are as ascetic as its appearance - it does not drink water, is not sensitive to pain (cuts, burns), easily tolerates a high concentration of carbon dioxide and is not at all susceptible to cancer.

A quarter of the muscle mass of an animal comes from the mass of its jaws. The rodent does not see well, but it has sharp claws and teeth, separated from the oral cavity by special growths, so the earth does not enter its body when digging.

Interestingly, diggers, like ants, live in colonies with a strict hierarchy, where everyone knows their place and "terms of reference." They also have a queen-queen, which mates with only two or three males and gives birth to about 900 cubs in a lifetime. All other members of the group have no "right" to an intimate life.

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Drop fish

This morose creature is constantly included in the ratings of the strangest creatures. Two years ago, it was she who was chosen as a mascot by the British Society for the Conservation of Ugly Animals (yes, there is one). And no wonder. A drop fish, which is also called a psychrolut goby, is a rather shapeless jelly-like mass with a density slightly less than the density of water (which allows the fish to swim without much energy expenditure). Despite its repulsive appearance, the drop fish is a very caring parent who sits on its eggs like a hen on eggs. And even after the appearance of the cubs, she vigilantly looks after the "kids".

And although the drop fish is widely known, it has been little studied, since it is found only in one place on Earth - off the coast of Australia and Tasmania. In Asian countries, this jelly-like creature is considered a delicacy, therefore, in recent years, it is threatened with extinction - due to the massive catch.

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Bat of Vietnam

But this really unsympathetic creature was described only three years ago in several regions of Vietnam. It is curious that the DNA of Hipposideros griffini differs significantly from the DNA of its congeners.The strange shape of the nose of this mouse, according to scientists, is associated with echolocation.

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Marabou

Not only the appearance, but also the cunning of this bird played a role in the fact that it was included in the list of the ugliest. They say that meeting her is a bad sign. It feeds on carrion, but does not shun the eggs of crocodiles, as well as its congeners - other birds. Marabou has a "bald" head, a massive beak and a leather chin pouch, as well as a digestive system that allows it to process even large bones.

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Deep sea angler

It is also called monkfish. And it is not in vain that everyone who sees this terrible creature will understand. The fish lives at a depth of up to 3 km and hunts using a special "fishing rod" - a luminous growth on its head. The light attracts small fish - and then the monkfish only knows that it opens its toothy mouth wider with a "wrong" bite.

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Baboons

Everyone has seen the red asses of these primates in the zoo. And what seems unattractive to us is a call for male baboons. The redder and swell the female's bottom, the more she is ready for mating and childbirth.

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Warthog

This beast got its name for a reason. Its flattened head is completely covered with growths, and fangs up to 60 cm long protrude from its mouth.Wool grows unevenly, forming either bald spots or a thick mane (on the back of the head and ridge) along the body. Moreover, warthogs, like all pigs, love to lie in the mud, so they always look grimy, and have large calluses on their limbs - from constant digging. This animal is very shy and in case of danger raises its tail, for which it received the nickname "Radio Africa".

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