If you like curiosities and unique things, surely you have already noticed everything that the nature of our planet has to offer us. We can find incredible landscapes and unexpected phenomena in certain places, to animals and plants so rare that they make us discover a new world within our own planet Earth. Although we increasingly find more and more beings and places like this, we must remember that they must be respected and cared for, for the good of the planet and future generations.
If you are curious, stay in this article in which we reveal the 10 best things about animal nature that will surprise you.
10 best things about animal nature
To start, let’s focus on curiosity about animals. Many people ask which animal sleeps the most hours a day, as there are great doubts among sloths, koalas, and others. Well, the truth is that the record is held by koalas who sleep up to 22 hours in a day, almost the entire day!
Another related question is which animal sleeps the most hours and, this time, the record is held by the giraffe, which sleeps only about 4 hours a day, in intervals of a few minutes. Also, giraffes are primarily animals that sleep standing up.
1. The most resistant animal
If we think of resistant animals, many species can come to mind, from elephants to horses. However, if we take into account that the essential thing to resist is water, that is, the less dependence an animal has on it, the more resistant it will be, we find that without a doubt, the most resistant animal is the camel.
This resistance is due to its humps, which accumulate a large amount of fat that allows it to receive the energy it needs during the time it is without eating or drinking, and its body having a facility to retain fluids. It is estimated that it can be up to 2 weeks without water.
2. The fastest animal and its speed
When the topic comes up in a conversation, everyone usually responds that he is the cheetah, but this is not exact because it is on the ground or the ground. Still, those who live in water and those who dominate it must be taken into account air. The truth is that the fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon that can reach a speed of 360 km / h, while the cheetah can reach 115 km / h.
3. The electric discharge of eels
Mainly because of their appearance, eels are animals that humans prefer not to meet while swimming in the sea or ocean. But, leaving aside their appearance, either because we do not like their teeth or their elongated shape, they can become dangerous animals for us. Why? Well, because of the electric discharge from electric eels, which exceeds 600 volts. Also, being in the water, which is a great conductor of electricity, it would not be necessary to touch our skin directly to be electrocuted with this voltage.
However, we must not think that as soon as they see us, they will attack us. We are not their source of food. They will only do so if they feel threatened.
4. The animal with the most teeth
Another curiosity of this planet is the number of teeth that certain animals can have. Therefore, many wonders: what is the animal with the most teeth in the world?
The truth is that it is not the tooth fairy, as the riddle says, but the animal with the most teeth is the catfish. Specifically, it has 9,280 teeth! That’s right, this fish that lives in Asia and America is the one with the complete teeth, far surpassing even sharks.
5. The fastest-growing tree
Another of the curiosities of nature is how fast it can make some living beings grow. For example, the tree that grows the fastest is one that we all know, but few know this detail: the eucalyptus. It is currently found in various parts of the world, but most found is in Australia and is the main source of food for koalas.
6. The tallest and oldest trees in the world
Another curious detail about trees is the fact that they are much older than the vast majority of animals, in addition to the incredible size they can be. Redwoods are the tallest and oldest trees on Earth. They are known to live for thousands of years, the oldest currently believed to be 3,200 years old. Regarding its height, it is usually spectacular and the tallest living tree in the world is a redwood that is 115.55 meters high.
However, eucalyptus trees are also trees that can be very tall because they are fast-growing and, also, the oldest known tree is a pine that is more than 9,500 years old in Sweden, called Old Tjikko.
7. The Amazon is a unique place.
The entire Amazon ecosystem is impressively rich, but we can discover how unique this place on our planet is by looking at the Amazon River. Specifically, it is curious to think that 1/3 of all species on Earth live in the Amazon River alone, which means that it is the place with the greatest biodiversity in the world, at least that we know for the moment.
Also, it combines various types of areas, from freshwaters to mixed waters at the mouth, where there are truly amazing species. Every year new species are discovered in this ecosystem.
8. Multicolored lagoon
Another natural curiosity is found in Yellowstone National Park, USA. We are talking about a lagoon that has earned the name of a multicolored lagoon, as it has different colors such as intense blue, green, orange, yellow and even reddish tones. Also, it measures 50 meters deep and 80 by 90 in diameter.
Its color’s strange phenomenon is due to the number of minerals and pigmented bacteria that its waters contain.
9. The underwater falls off the island of Mauritius
If we go to Mauritius’s island, we will find one of the wonderful curiosities of nature in Madagascar: the underwater waterfalls. As we can see in the image below, it gives vertigo to see them and imagine swimming or sailing through this area, right?
The most curious thing is that it is an optical effect. This underwater waterfall is an optical illusion that occurs because there is an infiltration of sand and silt deposits, a type of sediment, which causes this effect of a variety of colors and movement. This effect increases when we see the area from afar. The more distance, the more marked it is, the images from the air are the most spectacular.
10. Sarawak Hall, the largest underground cavity in the world
The last of the curiosities of nature that we bring you in this list of the top 15 is the world’s largest cave. It was discovered in 1981 in Sarawak, Malaysia, specifically in the Gunung National Park.
They called it the Sarawak Room and, so far, it is the largest underground cavity, measuring 70 meters high, 700 meters long and 400 meters wide. To give us a clearer idea of its size, it is usually bought with Jumbo aircraft, some of the largest, of which up to 10 Jumbo or Boeing 747 aircraft can fit inside.