Saturday, 24 October 2009
The world my characters live in...
Slender-snouted crocodiles are native to freshwater habitats in central and western Africa. They are a medium sized crocodile and grow to about 3 to 4 meters long. They have a slender snout used for catching prey, hence their name. Their diet consists of mainly fish, amphibians and crustaceans.
People often wonder what is the deadliest creature on the planet and argue about which animal should take that spot. To be honest though, none deserve that crowning glory better than us humans. But that set aside, let us take a quick look at the supposedly deadliest animals on the planet rated based on their danger to humans as the main criteria.
The Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey is reddish orange to golden brown in colour. Its hair is longer and darker around the face, forming a mane on top of the head and on the cheeks and throat. Its limbs are slender with sharp claws. Although quite long, its tail is not prehensile.
ONE OF the world's rarest and most beautiful monkeys has taken an important step back from the brink of extinction.The population of the golden lion tamarin of Brazil, a striking squirrel- sized primate with a furry head like a lion's mane, was once down to fewer than 200 left in the wild.