Dangerous animals that at first glance do not seem so
Since cayenne lories are nocturnal, this type of laurie has been discovered quite recently.Lori are the only known poisonous primates, and their bites are extremely toxic. Their venom can cause anaphylactic shock and can be fatal if not treated. They mainly live in the highlands of the central-eastern part of Borneo and received their name from the Cayenne River. Lori are animals that are endangered. The discovery of this new species shows that there is still a lot to be found in the jungles of Borneo and on the surrounding islands.
However, human activity strongly threatens nature in a large part of this territory. There is a chance of finding other varieties of lory, but it all depends on the preservation of the environment.
9. Honey badger
These animals are about the size of a small dog, but it is known that they attack crocodiles, antelopes and large venomous snakes, such as cobras and black mambas.Honey badger can dig out other people's holes to get to their prey, and climb trees, destroying bird nests. Few animals decide to tangle with these dangerous predators. Even lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, as a rule, kill only the oldest and weakest honey badgers.
Koalas are the indigenous people of Australia, where they live in eucalyptus forests and feed mainly on eucalyptus leaves. Their diet is not rich in calories, so they sleep a lot.
Because of this behavior, it seems that they cannot pose a threat. However, adult koalas weigh 9-14 kilograms and have long sharp claws, as well as sharp teeth and strong jaws. They are known to move quickly and attack people or dogs if they feel cornered or feel that something is threatening them.
7. Little Panda
First, young pandas grow relatively slowly, so they stay with their mothers for over a year. Secondly, small pandas live for a short time together during the annual breeding season. When they hunt in groups, they attack and devour animals much larger than themselves.
The average size of a small panda is about 64 centimeters, they have sharp teeth and claws that can easily tear apart flesh. In the wild, small pandas can only be found in the temperate forests of the Himalayan foothills. Their main food is young bamboo shoots.
6. Mollusk Cone geography
This creature lives on the reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. It grows up to 15 centimeters in length and has an incredibly toxic poison that can cause instant paralysis.Otherwise, its prey - small fish - would have time to swim, leaving the slow-moving mollusk hungry.
There were several cases when people were killed by poison, which is a complex mixture of many toxins. Cone geographers have harpoon-shaped teeth that are pushed out from their expanding proboscis. In the absence of an antidote, the only thing that can be done is to try to keep the bite victim alive until the toxins lose their effectiveness.
Most puffers contain a harmful substance that gives their meat an unpleasant taste and can kill other fish. It affects people even more than fish. The poison from one puffer can kill 30 adults, and there is no antidote to it.
In Japan, fugu are made of these fish - this dish is allowed to cook only by cooks with a special license.However, even despite these measures, several people die there every year from fugu poisoning.
4. Poisonous frog "terrible listolaz"
In Colombia, locals smear the tips of their arrows with this poison when they go hunting. The slightest touch or bite of this golden frog causes a quick death.
Bright colors of frogs - from yellow or orange to bright green - warn predators about the danger. There are more than 100 species of poisonous frogs, but the “terrible listolaz” is one of the most dangerous. They are abundantly found in a small area of tropical forests, but are endangered due to the destruction of these forests. Those scientists who are engaged in the creation of painkillers are also interested in saving this species of frogs.
3. Cape buffalo
Dr. John Conde's research shows that the power of the Cape Buffalo is four times higher than that of a regular bull. Therefore, he is quite able to turn the car and cope with the lion. There was a case when these vengeful animals killed a lion cub in response to an attack by an adult lion. This is one of those animals that it is better not to meet.
2. Tsetse fly
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle and headaches. Over time, the central nervous system is affected, causing mental and sleep disorders, convulsions and coma. If the disease is not treated, it can end in death.
No vaccine or medicine can prevent African trypanosomiasis.The best way to protect is to prevent bites, for which it is better to avoid bright clothes. Recommended clothing in neutral colors, which will cover the open skin as much as possible. In addition, it is better to sleep in an air-conditioned room or safety nets on the windows and to use insect repellents.
1. Blue-okolat octopus
This leads to people biting several times a year. Bites are so subtle that some victims do not even immediately realize that something has happened.
The effect becomes noticeable after a few minutes, when the victim begins to feel tingling and then numbness. Muscles gradually weaken, and the victim has problems with swallowing and breathing. A person may also feel blurred vision, difficulty speaking, nausea and vomiting.Sometimes there is respiratory failure and paralysis, which ultimately leads to unconsciousness and death.