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What is the inventive hunting technique of humpback whales? Bubble net.
A group of whales swims in a shrinking circle blowing bubbles below a school of prey. Forage fish show a strong fear of bubbles and can be easily contained within a bubble curtain. The shrinking ring of bubbles encircles the school and confines it in an ever-smaller cylinder. The whales then suddenly swim upward through the "net", mouths agape, swallowing thousands of fish in one gulp.
What does swordfish use their sword for? Hunting.
Swordfish charge at high speeds through forage fish schools, slashing with their swords to kill or stun prey (contrary to the popular belief, they do not "spear"). They then turn and return to consume their catch.
What is the main feeding behaviour of hyenas? Hunting.
Hyenas have long been regarded as being cowardly scavengers. Today they are known for killing as much as 95% of the animals they eat, and for driving off leopards or lionesses from their kills.
How fast can a tiger run? 60 km/h or 37 MPH.
Tigers are the biggest and the heaviest cats in the world, although on a short distance they are able to reach 60 km/h and take 10 meter (~33 feet) leaps. For comparison a horse can run as fast as 40-50 km/h.
What is special about Synalpheus Pinkfloydi shrimp? Hunting with sound.
The shrimp, called also Pink Floyd pistol shrimp, may be found in Pacific waters at Panama coast. The sound of its snapping claw shut reaches 210 decibels (while whales achieve 188 decibels), and can kill passing nearby small fish. It is probably the loadest sound an animal creates.
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 animal is that? Crocodile.
When the crocodile's mouth is closed, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw fits into a constriction in the upper jaw. For hard-to-distinguish specimens, the protruding tooth is the most reliable feature to define a species
Where do jackals live? In Africa and Asia.
There are three jackal species: black-backed jackal and side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the golden jackal of northern Africa and south-central Eurasia, from Greece to Thailand. Modern research revealed that golden jackal is more closely related to coyote and grey wolf, than to other jackal species, so naming all three species a "jackal" is in fact a mistake.
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