Amazing animals

BIPED

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Once, the guys decided to play animals.

- Let everyone take turns depicting some kind of animal, and the rest guess! - suggested Tonya.

At first everything was easy. Someone jumped, like a frog, someone washed himself like a cat, or ridiculously rolled from side to side like a penguin. But then the turn came to Dima. He went to the middle of the room and ... began to back away.

- Cancer! This is cancer! - shouted the guys.

- Wrong! Guess Next! - answered Dima

- There are no other animals that know how to walk backwards! - said Tanya. She was an excellent student in biology.

- And there it is! I watched a movie about them yesterday! Two-legged are called! They look like snakes, lizards and worms at the same time. Previously, they even thought that they had two heads. Just because they know how to crawl their tail forward.

- And why should they crawl their tail forward,- Tanya asked incredulously.

- Bipods live underground, the passages there are very narrow. Therefore, it’s easier for them to back off than to try to turn around.

- Why are they called bipeds? - did not let up Tanya.

- They have two small paws in front.- It looks, by the way, very funny! Like a worm with hands. Paws bipod digging underground passages.

- Do bipods ever get out of the ground?

- Selected. Only they are very shy. If they see a person, they immediately hide back in the hole! But even if they weren’t hiding, it would still be difficult for us to see them. Bipods live in South America and Africa.

- Well, okay ...- said Tanya. -You won.

But still, she did not fully believe what Dima told. And do you believe?

Red Wolf

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The red wolf looks like a big red mongrel with round ears, fluffy wool and a long luxurious tail. Red wolves are adroit and tireless hunters. They run very fast, jump high and far. Hold in a flock: wolf, she-wolf and their children of different ages. Shelters of rocks or caves serve as shelters for red predators. Burrows red wolves do not dig. However, they do not need burrows, because they are nomads: they appear first in one, then in another place, and then disappear for a long time.

The red wolf is a rather large beast, it weighs about 20 kilograms.

During their wanderings, red wolves can gather in large flocks. Remember the "red dogs" in Kipling's famous tale "Mowgli"? It is they, red wolves. In a large flock, you can count 30-50 animals. Red wolves hunt all together. The main thing here is to take not by skill, but by quantity. Usually they long pursue prey - deer, mountain goat or buffalo. To tire out to exhaustion. And on occasion, can tear even a bear or a tiger. When there is nothing special to eat, do not disdain a mouse or a lizard. Red wolves never attack a person. They generally try to avoid people. The red wolf is quite silent and, unlike the gray one, never howls.

In addition to fast legs, sensitive ears, strong teeth and a sharp scent, the red wolf can also boast of its unusual fur. It is so thick and warm that even in the cold season, when water bodies begin to become covered with ice, red wolves can easily swim. Having got ashore, shaggy swimmers quickly shake themselves off and go off on their own wolf affairs.

Mouse lemur

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He is the smallest of those called ghosts.

Like other lemurs, mouse live in Madagascar. There are several types of them. Some are larger - with a large rat, others are very small and easily fit in the palm of your hand. But the appearance of both of them is equally funny: huge round eyes, neat paws with long fingers, delicate petal ears, long tail. Mouse lemurs live high in the crowns of trees, deftly jumping from branch to branch. By the way, despite the touching appearance, the character of mouse lemur is not sugar at all. In the afternoon, mouse lemurs sleep, curled up in a hollow or a cozy nest. And as soon as it gets dark, they go in search of food. Big-eyed hunters catch insects and eat juicy fruits. And, although mouse lemurs live in hot climates, they try to eat well to stock up on subcutaneous fat. The most capacious “pantry” is the tail, which at the base gradually becomes very thick. This lemur will need fat when the animal ... hibernates. But not in the winter cold, like other animals, but during the intense tropical heat. In summer, mouse lemurs have babies. Newborn lemurs weigh only a few grams, they are completely helpless and blind. True, on the second day their eyes open, after a couple of weeks they will be able to climb branches themselves, and after two months they will become completely independent. But until they grow up, mom will always be around.