13 most feared animals according to WWF
Especially for Halloween the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has made the list of the 13 most feared animals in the world. We present to your attention this collection.
1. Serpokrylov leaf-nosed bat
Flat snout of this animal resembles a little piggy. Serpokrylov leaf-nosed bat lives in Cuba and Haiti. He is harmless to humans. Victim of leaf-nosed bat are mainly wild figs. In addition, this animal almost nothing is known - it is one of the most enigmatic species of bats.
2. Small Angolan Krylgan
Fruit bats are not bats - they are called volatile dogs. Unlike bat when moving fruit bats do not rely on echolocation and vision and hearing. Therefore, they have such big eyes.
Aye-aye lives in Madagascar, and a bit like a house elf Dobby from the Harry Potter books. Nature has given this primate teeth like a rodent and a long middle finger, which he obtains his food as well as a woodpecker's beak. Aye-aye is in danger - not only because the forests are destroyed, in which he lives, but also because of the prejudices of local residents. Malagasy ancient legend says that aye-aye - a symbol of death, and the man who met the aye-aye in the forest, threatened with destruction.
4. White Shark
The protagonist of the movie "Jaws" - the most dangerous for human shark. Its length is generally greater than four meters, and the power of the jaws, combined with sharp teeth makes it bite fatal to most victims. However, as you know, more people in the world die when you use the toaster, than because of any sharks. In this very white shark dies quickly: you only 3500 individuals.
It should be understood that the shark is not specifically preys on people - their meat is banal tasteless for it, and people do not enter the food chain sharks.
5. Lemon shark
Not the greatest (up to 3 meters) shark, but one of the most powerful.
The good news - people are not interested in it! However, like any other shark.
During the chase wolf can reach a speed of 65 km / h. Wolves strong jaws with sharp fangs and the so-called flesh-eating teeth, which he breaks apart and chew meat.
The jaws of the wolf is so powerful that it can break a hip elk 6-8 bites.
7. anoplogaster cornuta
Coal-black flaky skin and a giant head with a lot of canines. Some believe this predatory fish most terrible animal in the world. Meanwhile, adult weighs only 120 grams.
8. The South African mountain viper
About this snake does not even have a Wikipedia article - either in English or in Russian (approx .: actually is). So it is small. There are only two small populations in South Africa. At WWF has a picture of her, because one of the populations living in the nature reserve De Hoop, assisted by the South African branch of the World fund.
Like many other African vipers, this snake is distinguished by appendages on the head, like horns. Those who saw the viper live, note that there is something devilish in her appearance!
9. tailed viper
Another "horned" viper. Poisonous, and its bite is dangerous to humans, but not fatal.
Many love tigers. But this animal - one of the most dangerous predators of the planet. Tigers now become an endangered species. Someone is killing them for body parts - there is a naive superstition that of tiger medications make a person as strong as a tiger. Someone kills for beautiful skin.
11. A polar bear
Length of the largest terrestrial predator of the planet up to 3 meters, and weight - 1 ton! When nothing unsuspecting marine animal puts out his head from the sea, bear stun his paw and pulls on an ice floe. This predator can attack on land.
People bear of little interest, but because of climate change, these animals have to increasingly get out on the land in search of food, and they begin to enter the villages. Therefore, WWF created a "Bear Patrol" - teams of local residents, which repel bears from villages to save lives and so, and others.
12. The labyrinth spider
This spider weaves a flat network, like a plate, which is connected with the corridor from the web. This tunnel is he hiding, waiting for prey. Just like in the stories of hundreds of adventure films where the hero in the underground labyrinth awaits encounter with arthropods. By the way, the labyrinth spider lives in Europe, including in Russia.
13. A person
A person knocks wood building dams, emits greenhouse gases that pollute the air and water. Gradually the person becomes "ecological debtor," spending a lot more resources than the Earth can provide. Every year, in the seas and oceans is reset approximately 7 million tons of garbage. Major industrial countries annually produce 400 million tons of toxic waste. Every second in the world disappear more than 1, 5 hectares of virgin forest, and all people consume more than 65% of virgin forests ...
But the same people are brave and noble. Not only in relation to each other, but also to the smaller brothers. People risk their lives to protect tigers from poachers, elephants nursed orphan rescued during forest fires hedgehogs, planted millions of trees are being treated for illnesses and injuries the most different living beings.
It was a list of 13 most feared animals in the world, prepared specially for Halloween World Wildlife Fund (WWF) of Russia. And do not forget: ugly animal does not happen.