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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Markhor Goat and Babirusa strange pig called pig deer is best known for its spectacular tusks

Markhor goat (Foto:
Sometimes life takes strange forms and most often we do not even hear it. Most often we fail to notice, to inform and to be careful with it and we see amazing creatures on Earth we live next to. In fact, even if I have time and resources, we still do not have the opportunity to meet with all known animal species. That is why we created this list of animals that not everyone knows and you do not have much chance to meet. 

Whether bizarre and behaviors that do not allow us to observe in freedom, whether they are endangered, each of the animals mentioned below have something unique and really fascinating.

Truly a spectacular appearance is that of Markhor, a family member splendid wild goats.  Falconeri is an animal that is less accessible mountainous areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

The Markhor Goat photo:

According to reports published by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the species is endangered. Now, it is speculated that in the wild there are only 2,500 mature individuals, but the population decreases from generation to generation by 20%.

Living in small groups of about 3 members, they are more active early morning or late evening. In general, males are solitary except for mating periods. Their appearance is downright impressive and stunning them with spiral horns and Longhair in the chin, chest and tail.

However, Markham is the national animal of Pakistan and folklore claims that he could kill and eat a snake, although it is a herbivore (which sometimes go up in trees in order to eat more leaves). Therefore, when he chewed and regurgitated food, removes his mouth as a foam substance that reaches the earth and dried. Locals looking for this foam reinforced the view that it can extract snake venom in wounds.

Babirusa (Foto:
Suidae Babirusa family (which includes and pigs) and can be found in the forests of Indonesia, specifically the islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. Called pig deer Babirusa is best known for its spectacular tusks. In males, the upper canines grow up penetrating the skin and curving back towards the forehead. And lower canines are quite developed and grow up. In contrast, among female canines missing or reduced in size.
If males do not break their teeth, which can be done during daytime, they will continue to grow until they will be hurt or will penetrate the skull.

Because Babirusa has rostral bone, he can not dig with the snout in the ground but only mud. Because Babirusa is an omnivorous diet includes leaves, nuts, fruits, roots and animal remains.
Generally, males are solitary, unlike females with their offspring can form groups of over 80 individuals.

In Indonesia, Babirusa his appearance inspired folklore and making masks that resemble demonic. Although hog deer is protected by law, poaching continues to threaten its existence.

Cryptoprocta ferox is a mammal endemic to Madagascar. In fact, Foss is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island. Males can reach a length of 70-80 cm and a weight of between 5.5 to 8.6 kg, being somewhat larger than females.

Over 50% of its diet consists of lemurs, primates endemic lizards, rodents or birds.


Fossa is one of those animals that are active both day and night and not return to rest twice in the same place, except mother with cubs.

Although the species is considered solitary, a publication of the 2009 report an unusual event: a group of three males cooperated to hunt a lemur and after divided capture prey.

Fossele communicate using scent and sound or visual signals. They spin and produce cries when they feel threatened, and during mating (which usually takes place in trees) meow females and males emit a sound when they are specific partner.

Also, using the glands in the back, they mark their territory, stones and trees nearby. In addition, it was found that these animals communicate through body language and face, but scientists still conduct research in this area in order to unravel the mysteries behind this type of communication.

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