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A liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigres. What are ligers best known for? Large size.
Ligers are the largest known cats in the world, reaching over 400 kg. In contrast, pumapards (hybrids between pumas and leopards) tend to exhibit dwarfism.
Why is a bullet ant called a 'bullet'? Its bite feels like a bullet.
The ant named on account of its powerful and potent sting. It inhabits humid lowland rain forests from Nicaragua to Brazil, where it is often called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", referring to the "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".
Which cats enojoy swimming? Tigers.
Tigers living in the southeast Asia are semi-aquatic. They spend much of their time in rivers and feed on fish. Young tigers like to play in the water, and adults often take a bath just to keep cool during hot days.
Which dangerous fish breathes atmospheric air? Electric eel.
Electric ell lives in muddy floodplains of Orinoco basin. It is well adapted to this low-oxygen environment: it can breathe atmospheric air using a vascularized respiratory organ in its oral cavity. In fact, electric eels must rise to the surface every 10 minutes and inhale, otherwise they die not having enough oxygen from the gill.
Which mammal is venomous and dangerous to humans? Platypus.
The venom produced in the crural glands of the male platypus is not lethal to humans. However, it produces excruciating pain which does not respond even to morphine; sometimes the pain develops into a long-lasting hyperalgesia that can persist for months. Some biologists suggest that the venom may work directly on the brain's pain receptors. Other venomous mammals are small insectivores and vampire bats, which produce toxic saliva.
Which large animal kills the most humans in Africa? Hippos.
Hippopotamuses are by nature very aggressive and tend to be very territorial. They commonly attack humans (as well as other animals) whether in boats or on land with no apparent provocation. Zulu warriors preferred to be as brave as a hippopotamus, since even lions were not considered as brave and deadly.
Where do the largest among all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials) live? In Southeast Asia.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, reaching up to 6.3 m and 1,360 kg. It may be found from Northern Australia to the eastern coast of India.
What is the largest carnivore mammal? (apart from whales) Elephant seal.
The biggest recorded "beachmaster" male of the southern elephant seal was 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) and 6.9 m (22.5 ft) long. A bear can grow up to 1,000 kg - five times less.
What snake is that? Western green mamba.
Very charcteristic fo western green mambas are big green rinds in various shapes and black edges. Like all the other mambas, the western green mamba is a highly venomous species. Its venom can kill human being very fast unless antivenom is provided.
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