Do Rock Goats really eat Rock?

Do Rock Goats really eat Rock?

Rock Goats also known as Rocky mountain goat or simply mountain goat is a hoofed mammal inhabiting North America.  Its scientific name is Oreamnos americanus. Despite its name it does not exactly belong to Goat family but is only closely allied and is properly known as goat-antelope. These wonderful creatures have strong hoofs enabling them to move up and down the rocks without letting them fall. This incredible feature makes them good mountain habitant. Their entire life is spent roaming on difficult peaks and rocks. The most important thing that…

Animal that lives on head and kicks food in mouth

Animal that lives on head and kicks food in mouth

The extraordinary animals living on their heads are Barnacles. You might have noticed barnacles encrusting large rocks at low tide and mistaken for some kind of Mollusc. Earlier called as Mollusc they were actually found to be a type of Crustaceans after noticing larvae hatching from eggs that had several features common with crustaceans. They belong to the same group to which crabs, lobsters etc. belong. The larva swims around feeding and growing and then changing into a shelled form and then chooses a place on a surface to settle…

World’s smallest plant to become Next Big Superfood

World’s smallest plant to become Next Big Superfood

Wolffia (or watermeal) is the smallest and tiniest flower in the world and belongs to duckweed family (Lemnaceae). This family in fact contains some of the simplest flowering plants. The Wolffia plant itself averages 0.1 to 0.2 mm in diameter and weighs about 1/1,90,000 of an ounce and is about the size of a grain of rice. This plant is mainly found in freshwater lakes and marshes worldwide and can float anywhere since it does not have any roots. Did you know that this plant is very healthy as it…

Are flowers of the sea really friendly?

Are flowers of the sea really friendly?

If you look deeply inside sea you will realise why these flowers of the sea were once called plant-animals. These are actually sea anemones that look like plants but are actually are not flowers. They are greedy predators, catching and eating fishes, worms, crabs and any other creatures that come in contact with these plant-animals. They are meat eating animals that typically attach themselves to the seafloor or coral reefs. Their stomach is divided by partitions to increase its surface area so that it can digest larger prey also. Flowers…

India now has 2 super secret Islands

India now has 2 super secret Islands

This is a secret mission of India that have compelled Pakistan and China to restrategize their foreign policies and most of the people in India are not aware about these. This is about two very beautiful islands surrounded by blue skies. Agalega Island (bought from Mauritius on lease) & Assumption Island (bought from Seychelles on lease) that only few people know but has created a terror within Government lobbies including China. India Government had been thinking of creating military base at a location so that no one could dominate India…

Portuguese man o’ war

Portuguese man o’ war

What do you think of Portuguese man o’ war? Does it relate to defence or military based in Portugal? No. This was named for its resemblance to ship. This is actually a species of floating colony of hydra like animals called polyps, clustered together under a gas filled bladder. This animal is about 6 inches long but the trailing elements can extend upto 6o feet. This animal also known as the man-of-war, blue bottle or floating terror is a hydrozoan (very small predatory animals living mostly in salt water). This…

Simplest animal on Earth

Simplest animal on Earth

Trichoplax remains the simplest animal known on Earth having no mouth, no stomach, no muscles, no veins and even no blood. It even does not have front or back and is three cells thick only. You won’t believe it is thinner than paper. Trichoplax was accidently discovered in 19th Century by Franz Eilhard Schulze who was one of the best and top experts in Ocean sponges. He even had a laboratory full of beautiful and exotic sea creatures. Trichoplax was found hiding in a fishing tank and was dining on…

Seagulls eating food touched by humans

Seagulls eating food touched by humans

Seagulls who are known to plague anyone who dares to eat with them now prefer food touched by humans as per new study conducted in Cornish towns located in South West England. The study was conducted on 38 gulls which were approached with two flapjacks under buckets in front of them with one of the flapjacks touched by humans. 19 gulls picked flapjacks touched by human researchers. This strange behaviour suggests that gulls are relying on human action to decide what they should eat. People usually get annoyed by gulls…

Why polar bears are eating & killing one another?

Why polar bears are eating & killing one another?

Cases of Polar Bears killing and eating each other have risen due to melting ice and human activity in the arctic region resulting in erosion of their habitat as reported by a Russian scientist. Cannibalism has risen tremendously now though earlier such cases were reported but very rare ones as observed by Ilya Mordvintsev, a scientist at Moscow’s Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology and Evolution. This phenomenon is primarily due to lack of food for bears and males attacking females with cubs and to some extent due to rising…

Bora Bora-The most beautiful destination on Earth

Bora Bora-The most beautiful destination on Earth

Bora Bora located in south pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia is a very beautiful island. Bora Bora known for its breathtaking scuba diving is surrounded by sand fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef. The island has a dormant volcano also with the name Mt Otemanu. The island is famous for romantic holidays and many affluent newlywed couples spend time in this majestic island. This is the centre of the romantic Universe where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows…