The animal world is always able to impress us. For example in terms of size, both animals that are very large or very small are equally amazing. But apparently there are some animals whose size has another uniqueness, namely in terms of the proportion of body parts.
Some animals have body parts whose size doesn’t make sense, because they’re too big or long compared to their own size. Want to know what animals? Here are 5 examples of them.
1. Jerboa with long ears
Imagine you have ears that are two-thirds the size of your body. Maybe you will have difficulty raising your head because of objections by your own ears. But for long earsEuchoreutes naso), ear size is that normal and even vital for survival.
Reporting from National Geographiclong-haired jerboa live in the hot desert. But they can survive one of them because their large ears help them release heat so that their bodies are cooler. If the size of the ear is smaller, the jerboa can actually die from heat.
2. Tube-lipped nectar bats
While kelemawat tube lined nectar (Anoura fistulata) is known to have a tongue size that doesn’t make sense. Reporting from New Scientist, the tongue of the bat reaches a length of 8.5 cm. That might not sound special, but it turns out that the bat’s body itself is only about 5.5 cm.
That is, their tongues are about 1.5 times their own body length! I was so long, this bat needs a special space in the chest to store the tongue when not in use.
3. Tiger Stingrays
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There are also animals that have tails with extraordinary proportions when compared to their body length. The animal is a tiger stingray (Himantura uarnak). Page Aqua mention that the length of the stingray’s tail can reach three times its body size! The long tail size makes it easy for them to detect the presence of predators.
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4. Black spinach handle
From the photo above, you might agree that this bird is wearing fake legs that are too long for it. Yep, black spinach hilt (Himantopus himantopus) is indeed known to have very long legs when compared to his own body. Maybe that’s what got them called spinach handles.
Barnacles are a type of crustaceans that have shells and live attached to hard surfaces such as rocks or turtle shells. In English they are called barnacle. Then what is special about this animal? That is the fact that they have amazing penis sizes!
Yes, even though it is small in size, the barnacle penis seems to reach 10 times its body length! Page National Geographic mentioned that barnacles evolved by extending the size of their penis to facilitate breeding. But apparently there are side effects too, namely the size of a penis that is too large sometimes even makes it difficult for themselves to eat.
That’s 5 animals that have body parts with extraordinary proportions when compared to their body size. In your opinion, which one is the most amazing?
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