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In 2014, scientists made a number of amazing discoveries in the field of zoologists. For example, world champions in short-distance running - cheetahs spend exactly as much energy on a pursuit of prey as they do on ordinary pastime.

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Fish can mask their own smell
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
In 2014, scientists investigated the behavior of fish of the species Oxymonacanthus longirostris from the family of unicorns and discovered one amazing property. This small fish is hiding from predators, not just hiding among the corals, but nursing these corals diligently. As a result, it begins to smell like coral, and becomes invisible, including for the enemy's sense of smell, Popular Mechanics writes.

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Introvert Shark
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Who would have thought that among the worst sea predators, known for their social behavior, there is a place for real introverts? A peculiar asociality was found in feline sharks.Some individuals prefer group solitude to proud hunt. It is unlikely that such a manifestation of personal characteristics will lead to the emergence of vegetarian sharks, but the fact itself was unexpected for scientists.

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Turtle superpowers
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Leatherback sea turtles, like many other animals, migrate. In the summer, they hunt for fish in northern waters, and in the fall they float home south. But how do they know when it's time to float? It turns out that the turtles on the head has a biological sensor that captures the sunlight and senses the difference in the seasons.
These superpowers turtles are not limited. Not having time to hatch from eggs, they can communicate with each other. It has been established that when the embryos form ears (somewhere for 51 days), they begin to emit a series of complex sounds that can alert each other about the potential danger.

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Rat mount
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
A small experiment revealed in rats the ability to regret the uneaten. The rat could choose - to eat a favorite delicacy after a certain time, or eat less tasty food right now. The rodent chose the "bird in the hands", but then began to mentally scour itself, as evidenced by activity in the brain, responsible for regret.

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Cheetahs do not get tired while running
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Cheetah - is a real "sports car" of the desert, capable of accelerating to a hundred in seconds. You would think that during such a sprint, he laid out his best. But it was not there! As recent studies have shown, a cheetah spends just as much energy on a pursuit as it does on a regular pastime! But the slow movement it is given much harder.

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Deer rush to the rescue
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
It has long been no secret that the maternal instinct, both in humans and in most animals, activates the function of a superhero. Deer are no exception, moreover, as a recent study shows, hearing a children's cry, a deer runs to help, regardless of the type of person screaming. So, the deer actively reacted both to the cries of the deer, and to the records of human crying!

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Bats "jammed" rivals
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Some species of bats revealed an interesting ability to jam signals. In search of prey, mice rely on echolocation and are able to produce signals at different frequencies in order not to interfere with each other. But here the Brazilian fold is able to interrupt the signal of an opponent with the help of a special sound and be the first to reach the prey working at the same frequency as the competitor.

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The more tusk ...
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Scientists have long been trying to answer the question why narwhal needs a tusk.Last year, two functions were immediately revealed to the tusk. The first is a salinity sensor. When an iceberg is formed, the water around it becomes very salty, and the tusks begin to itch (like our teeth), informing that there is a lot of underwater ice in which you can get stuck. The second property is intended to attract the opposite sex - there is a direct relationship between the length of the tusk and the size of the testicular narwhal. The bigger the tusk, the more ... well, you get the idea.

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Seals guilty of spreading tuberculosis
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
It is the seals that are accused of spreading tuberculosis across the Atlantic. The human skeletons found in Peru, dated between the 700th and 1000th years of our era, contain the remnants of the Koch sticks DNA. It was compared to various modern strains, and the closest was the one that infects seals and sea lions ...

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Danger! Keep out
Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world
Electric eel is a skillful hunter. First, with the aid of a double electric impulse, he entices a fish hiding in ambush. The impulse causes convulsions in the fish, and it loses its disguise. Having taken the fish to the "clear water", the eel emits a high-frequency squall of discharges, paralyzing the victim.

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    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

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    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

    Interesting facts and abilities of the animal world

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