Would You Become Something You Eat Most? It sounds like a silly question, but apparently, the brilliant emerald green sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, manages to do that. Although this green little guy does have a lot in common with the green leaves, they are totally different from their nature. And according to some scientist, “There is no way on earth that genes from an alga should work inside an animal cell.” But in fact, it seems like the green sea slug has hijacked enough plant genes to become the first animal who is able to produce chlorophyll just like a plant – rely on sunshine for its nutrition. It still a complete mystery how it manages to do that, but it won’t stop making this little emerald animal a super star – who is known as the only example of functional gene transfer from one multi-cellular species to another. Such an amazing world!
Those weird-looking frogs aren’t from some sci-fi movies, they are real creatures live in the planet with us. The different environments experienced by these frogs have resulted in the bizarre looking species that we see today, and some of them don’t ever look like frogs in our mind. In today’s list, we will present you 15 unusual frogs found on internet and hope you can learn a bit more about these fascinating creature.
If there is the most adorable daycare in the world, the “panda daycare’ in the Chengdu Research Base (China) might be the one. This panda “daycare” is actually a specialized breeding center and nursery that seeks to breed new pandas to revitalize the dwindling wild population, which may be as small as 1,864. It is very difficult to get panda to breed. Females panda are able to breed for only 2-3 days a year, and they only give birth to one cub every two years. Hence, each panda cub is very precious. Let’s hope the panda daycare can help to improve this breed’s situation.
Running from Siberia in Russia down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, the Altai Mountain probably is one of the most desolate and hash terrains in the planet, where you still can see the hunting with eagle tradition been practiced by a handful of Kyrgyz and Kazakhs. For Kazakhs living in western Mongolia, hunting with eagles is a proud art, and one of the highest expressions of their cultural heritage. Today, the art is slowly dying out, as there are only about 70 traditional eagle hunters left in the world. Interested in this culture, photographer Tariq Zaidi has been photographing the Kazakh eagle hunter since 2014. Below are some amazing photos Zaidi took which shows us a totally different world of the eagle hunting.