Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Piranhas frightening Brazil




Authorities in a state in Brazil's northeast are scrambling to get the fright and the sink your teeth into off the beach after piranhas sunk their teeth into about 100 beachgoers, UOL Noticias report.

The trouble quite frightening given piranhas' horror-movie teeth and aptitude to sink them into human flesh -- has been the main at the main beach area in Piaui state; authorities said they need to act fast to reduce a piranha overpopulation circumstances.




Last weekend, at least 100 bathers were treated at the hospital in Jose de Freitas not far from Terezina, Piaui's capital, after being bitten on the heels or toes at the local beach.

"Since they have no predators, piranhas have in progress attacking people on the beach," said Romildo Mafra, a local environment official.Ecological official so far have additional tilapia to the piranhas' local food chain hoping to quell some of the predators' hunger.

Orange Crocodile Stylish Season


Orange is the innovative green in crocodile method this period.

Snappy, an 8-foot-2-inch crocodile is generous haute-couture orange skin and he's look fabulous and sentiment fine!

But it's not actually a fashion statement. It's a result of aggressive the water filter of his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia.



"Snappy's attractive territorial and he attack the filter one day, and a few weeks after that, notice he was orange."
"It doesn't appear to have exaggerated him at all. He's still got a healthy hunger, is normally aggro and doing everything he always does," 

A crocodile specialist interviewed by the Herald Sun said he believe the croc is in ideal health despite his outrageous new look."Our guess is that it is something in the water such as iron or tannins from leaves or some red algae, that oxidises when it dries,”. Snappy is expected to go back to his normal color eventually.It seems absolutely fabulous new colors are all the rage in the animal kingdom. Discovery News recently reported on glow-in-the-dark cats.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

18-foot green anaconda Found


A huge 18-foot green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) was captured by a group exploring the Rewa River in Surinam. Where are Ice Cube, J-Lo, and Owen Wilson when you need them?

Niall McCann, a 29-year-old biologist from Wales, Robert Pickles, and their guides found the anaconda while trekking through a section of the Rewa River never before surveyed by scientists. They captured the snake in 2009, but didn't release photos until lately."The animals there had never seen people before so you could get incredibly close to them,”.The squad dotted the large serpent on the river bank, but didn't undertake it at primary.

"When you primary see amazing of that size you just don't know how it will react. Three weeks later, the anaconda was still in the similar spot. The explorers had gained knowledge catching caiman and smaller anacondas since their first come across with the giant, and felt sure they were up to the 18-foot long challenge.


"We exhausted about 20 minutes preparing the landscape so we could give confidence it to move inland, we didn't want it to go into the river as it could have runaway," ."It would make bigger out then coil, ready to strike, then make bigger out and coil again. I said, 'right, next time it stretches I'm going to go for it.' It started to stretch out and I just leapt on top of it with both hands behind its head, my knee on its back and the other chaps piled on behind me," 

"It was a struggle for the first 30 seconds or so as it tried to move its head from side to side. It tried to scratch at us then Ash, the head guide, came round the front and grabbed it by the jaws as I lifted it up -- wrapping its jaws with tape so it could no longer bite us

The snake wranglers made sure the anaconda couldn't escape with its mouth taped, which would have been a death sentence for an animal with no appendages. The team then measured it and released it.

At 18 feet, the anaconda might be one of the best ever measured.

A 17 foot 1 inch (521 cm ) long female that weighed 215 lb (97.5 kilograms), was recognized by Jesus Antonio Rivas in The Life History of the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus), with Emphasis on its Reproductive Biology. Other information of anacondas reaching 24-27 feet have been report by reliable sources. Though rumor exist of anacondas attainment lengths of more than 30 feet, herpetologists doubt the accuracy of these claims.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dog Which Own the Guinness Book of World Record


The respected institutions of the “Guinness Book of World Records” announce its kookiest entrant this week, and it did not let down, especially when it comes to dogs.




The longest ears of any pooch on record belong to Harbor, a Black-and-Tan Coonhound. Harbor is 8 years old and weighs 40.51 kg (89.2 pounds). He's owned by Jennifer Wert. As of June 8, 2010, when they were measured, Harbor's ears were 31.1 cm (12.25 in) and 34.3 cm (13.5 in) long, for the left and right ears, respectively.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ancient Antarctic - "Sea Monster" Found

Fossils from the oldest recognized Antarctic "sea monster" have been found, a new study says.

The discovery of an 85-million-year-old plesiosaur has pressed back the marine reptile's attendance in Antarctica by 15 million years. The wreckage we found doesn’t fit in to any group registered on the continent previous to, which indicates a better diversity of the plesiosaurs in Antarctica than before suspected.

Wreckage of the vertebrae, head, and flippers propose the newfound plesiosaur was 20 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) long. The bones weren't, however, enough to identify the variety of the plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs roamed the seas worldwide between about 205 million to 65 million years ago, reaching the Southern Hemisphere by the mid-Jurassic. The animals had a range of unlike sizes and features, but mostly shared small heads, long necks, and big bodies. 

"If the Loch Ness monsters still exist, this would be its best representation,"





The sample was found amid additional than 2.5 tons of fossils and rock sample collected throughout an expedition to Antarctica's Ross Island in 2006 and 2007.Most of the material, stored at the National Museum, consists of invertebrates and plants, counting tree fragments that are the same age as the plesiosaur.

"The trees indicate that there were forests in Antarctica at that time," "We consider these animals lived in a very different environment from today's, in a temperate climate."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Largest Crocodile yet Caught?

  • Wedged animate after a three-week hunt, an supposedly 21-foot-long (6.4-meter-long) saltwater crocodile—the major crocodile ever wedged in the Philippines—is reserved on September 4, according to the Associated Press.

  • The 2,369-pound (1,075-kilogram) crocodile is supposed of aggressive more than a few people and murder two. The animal, named Lolong, survive capture and is being detained in a temporary field in the village of Consuelo, near Bunawan township (map).


  • Centralized wildlife official are annoying to confirm whether the reptile is the largest crocodile ever captured, Theresa Mundita Lim, of the Philippines' Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, told the AP.
 
  • The Guinness Book of World Records lists a Largest Crocodile yet Caught?, Australian-caught saltwater crocodile as the major in captivity.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tube Nosed "DEMON" BAT



One more new species of tube-nosed bat spreads its furry wings. Called Murina cineracea, this species was originate in Cambodia and is widespread throughout Southeast Asia.

Tube-nosed bats feed on insects and are relatively small: Not counting their tails, the animals are characteristically about 2.5 inches (6.5 centimeters) long—about the distance end to end of a human thumb.



Sideways from their colors, all three newfound bat species have only slight anatomical differences, making them appear very similar to the untrained eye.

Source  : For More Details View  http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110904122614.aspx

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Animal rights set wants huge PH crocodile free from captivity

  • A worldwide animal rights group is calling on Philippine government official to let go a imprisoned giant crocodile to its usual habitat in the distant swampland of Southern Philippines.The huge crocodile, said to be the main captive saltwater crocodile in the world, was capture by inhabitants of a remote town in Southern Philippines last September 3.
  • The monster crocodile deliberate 21' (6.4) meters and weight around 2, 370 pounds. The crocodile is a suspect of killing a male resident and a 12-year-old girl who was attacked in 2009.
  • The suspected killer crocodile is now restricted in a pond after hours of demanding interaction with residents who brought the rare catch to a tenable place.
  • Restricted officials are setting up to use the healthy giant crocodile as a tourist attraction because of its record-breaking size. The captive crocodile is reportedly "bigger than the previous largest captive saltwater crocodile, which the Guinness World Records website lists as a 5.48-metre (18-foot) male that lives at an Australian nature park." AFP/Yahoo reports.Ashley Fruno, of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals said "the reptile was better off being returned to the wild, away from human settlements."

  • "(The government) should do the compassionate thing and order this crocodile to be returned to his natural habitat, as taking him away to be locked up in an animal prison is just plain wrong," she wrote to AFP.
  • But Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde of Bunawan said the crocodile, which they named "Lolong" poses great danger to the people living in the nearby swampland. He said the crococodile attacked and killed a Buffalo last month and a fisherman who is still missing.
  • "We were nervous but it's our duty to deal with a threat to the villagers," Elorde told The Associated Press by telephone. "When I finally stood before it, I couldn't believe my eyes."
  • Meanwhile another crocodile reportedly bigger than "Lolong" is being hunted by residents of Bunawan swampland who fear the roaming killer crocodile could caused injury or death to unsuspecting residents.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Jaguar Facts


The jaguar is the largest cat in the New World; the largest males can weigh over 160 kgs, being as large as an African lioness and having a much stronger bite. They are not picky about what they eat; anything goes, from turtle eggs to anacondas and caimans, and once in a while (although rarely, compared to other big cats) they have been known to attack humans too.



But according to natives in the Amazonian rainforest, one of the jaguar’s favorite foods is fish. In order to obtain it, they say, the jaguar has developed a clever trick. It taps the water surface with its tail to mimic a waterlogged insect or fallen, floating fruit. Fish soon swim to the surface to investigate the lure and the jaguar then scoops them out of the water with its paw. This makes the jaguar, according to natives, “the most cunning animal in the forest”.

Although this behavior has been reported since 1830 by many different authors (always based on accounts of the natives), it has seemingly never been observed by scientists, and therefore cannot be confirmed as fact.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Know About Aardvarks


The forename aardvark come from a word meaning "earth pig." though the aardvark, endemic to Africa, share some similarity with the South American anteater, the two are not related. The previous survivor of a group of primitive ungulates, the aardvark could more precisely be called a near-ungulate that has urbanized powerful claws.


Habitat

Aardvarks are establish in all regions, from dry savanna to rain forest, where there are enough termites for food, access to water and sandy or clay soil. If the soil is too hard, aardvarks, despite being speedy, powerful diggers, will move to area where the digging is easier.

Behavior

Aardvarks are nocturnal, more often than not waiting until dark before they come out from their burrows, though after a cold night, they may occasionally sun themselves. They leave a distinctive track from dragging their tails throughout which their travels standard one to three miles but can range up to 18 miles a night. Aardvarks are seldom seen, but their presence in an area serves many other animals.



Bats, ground squirrels, hares, cats, civets, hyenas, jackals, porcupines, warthogs, monitor lizards, owls and other birds use abandoned aardvark holes as shelter. The burrows vary from simple chambers with one entrance, to a complicated maze of galleries with 20 or more entrances. Aardvarks keep their burrows clean they deposit their dung in a hole away from the entrance, carefully covering it with earth.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Have A Look On Brazilian wandering spider





The Brazilian itinerant Spider (Phoneutria) or banana spider appears in the Guinness Book of World Records 2007 for the majority venomous spider and is the spider accountable for most being deaths.



This spider is supposed to have the most potent neurotoxin venom of any living spider. Only 0.006mg (0.00000021oz) is enough to kill a mouse. They are also so dangerous because of their wandering nature. They frequently hide during daytime in highly populated areas inside houses, clothes, boots, and cars.

Its poisonous bite cause not only intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism – painful erections lasting for many hours that guide to impotence.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Most Dangerous Animals In World


Fatalities a year: 5-10

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 Fatalities a year: About 100



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Fatalities a year: 600-800
 

Fatalities a year: About 800


Fatalities a year:800-2000