Ashes – The Hairless Chimp

We are all used to see different kind of monkeys at the zoo, mostly the furry chimpanzees, but have you ever seen a hairless chimpanzee? You need to travel to Mysore Zoo in India to see that: a hairless chimp called Ashes. The strange thing about it is that he was born with a lot of fur, but lost it all after only one year. This only makes him look more like a human.  Speaking of monkeys, here are some really cool photos that show how monkeys can be great posers.

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Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, being a member of the Hominini tribe. They are very social and intelligent creatures, and they know how to read symbols and they understand some aspects of the human language. Most chimps look furry and cute, but they have powerful muscles under the fur coat to easily climb trees and that are exactly what you will see on Ashes; his powerful arms.

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Skeleton of The Snakes

They are not alive and they cannot attack you but still they are scary as hell and amazing to observe. The backbone of the snakes is made up of many vertebrae attached to ribs. Humans have around 24 ribs and 33 vertebrae but snakes can have from 100 up to 400 vertebrae with many ribs attached, so imagine the difference. That is what makes these legless creatures so flexible and easy to move! The snake’s bones have a very complex structure with many joins so snake can swallow much bigger objects than its own head. Most snakes can be d into 4 groups based on their jaws, Aglyphous snakes (with similar sized teeth), Opisthoglyphous snakes (with a pair of 2 big teeth) , Proteroglyphous snakes ( with few short teeth ) and Solenoglyphous snakes (with pair of 2 fangs).

Over 3000 snake species can be found around the world. Giant ones like the 23 feet long pythons can squeeze the life out of a large antelope, smaller hypo or kangaroo and swallow it whole king Cobra can kill smaller elephant. Other snakes grow no longer than a pencil. In captivity, some snake species can live as long as 50 years.