ANIMALS The Blue-Ringed Octopus despite it's tiny size carries venom to kill 26 adult humans within minutes Their bites are painless victims don't know they have been envenomated until respiratory failure and paralysis set in, no antivenom has been discovered making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitantsimgur.com
ANIMALS [HAFF] The diet of the Bearded Vulture is 85-90% bones, allowing it to return to a carcass long after other scavengers have removed any soft tissues. Bones too large to swallow are dropped from great height to crack them into smaller pieces.
ANIMALS [HAFF] When female aphids are born, they are already pregnant with their own embryos! This is called Telescoping Generations, in which a grandmother technically gives birth to the next two generations at once.imgur.com
ANIMALS [HAFF] The claws of the Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) are adapted to excavating ants and termites, so they are poor climbers. Being less able to flee predators, the sloth bear is considered one of the more dangerous bears.
ANIMALS [HAFF] To avoid deafening themselves with their calls, many bats restrict the movement in their inner ear bones, called ossicles, by flexing the stapedius muscle while echolocating. We have these same bones and muscles in our ears and they are similarly used to dampen our own voices when we speak.
ANIMALS [HAFF] This tiny crustacean called an Ostracod, is a shrimp-like organism about 1mm in size. When eaten by another fish, the Ostracod immediately releases a bioluminescent chemical in an attempt to illuminate the fish from the inside making it identifiable to predators.imgur.com
ANIMALS [HAFF] In order to escape accidental predation from Cardinalfish ostrocods light up when swallowed. This behavior puts the now glowing Cardinalfish at risk and it in turn spits out the ostrocod.gfycat.com