Sloths are arboreal and mostly never leave the comfort of the trees. However, one of the only reasons they descend from the branches is to go to the bathroom, which makes them vulnerable to predators.
You wouldn’t want a stork to deliver your baby, as they have some pretty disgusting habits that would surely make anyone else sick. They eat dead animals and garbage, and will poop all over their legs as a way to keep cool. Yuck!
African land snails can devour an entire head of lettuce in one sitting, so imagine what a bunch of them could do to your crops.
They may not have everything in the looks department, but warthogs are smart. Though they have tusks, they know flight is better than fight. They also know that aardvarks make the best holes, and will squat in their abandoned dens.
From their stingers to their claws, emperor scorpions have earned a terrifying reputation. But when the sun goes down and the moon and stars are out, these arachnids show their true colors.
What sounds like a curse from a mythological tale actually has a very real basis. Plagues of locusts will descend on crops and leave behind a trail of destruction in their path.
From how it runs to the noises it makes, the Malayan tapir is a very silly animal – but this just makes us love it all the more.
You might be tempted to refer to both males and females as peacocks, but you’d be wrong. In fact, only males are called peacocks, while females are called peahens and the generic term for both is peafowl. More for Bird Week on Love Nature Why colourful bird feathers never fade Are these the most valuable … Continued
Hornbills have earned their name from their comically large beaks. The beaks are so heavy, that the bird’s first and second vertebrae are fused together to help them carry the weight. More from Bird Week on Love Nature: Baby black storks growing up Africa’s vultures are circling towards extinction, a new study warns Baby hummingbirds … Continued
Kay Burn Lim is an aerial and underwater videographer currently shooting out on location in Indonesia’s Lembeh Straits for the upcoming Love Nature show ‘Strange Creatures’ Famed as having some of the best ‘muck diving’ in the world, the straits are a macro-heaven full of tiny, unusual and curious critters, perfect for this particular assignment. … Continued
As a defense mechanism, armadillos are equipped with one very unique and useful trick: They can roll up into a ball. But have you ever wondered how they’re able to do it?