Perhaps the most distant ancestors of modern wolves were jackals in prehistoric times, in any case, they were much smaller than they are now. These predators are settled mainly in warm places: they are an African animal, one of the most widespread, and live jackals in the arid lands of Asia and in the Middle East. It adapts to the conditions and this little wolf survives much better than all its wonderful relatives. Why are there: he could envy the ability to survive and the crows with rats. The jackal does not kill even the tropical heat of the Sahara desert. Continue reading
But what kind of animal is it, with which most people are familiar only by hearsay, and not vividly, and about which three things are widely known: it can change the skin color, rotates the eyes in different directions, independently of one another, and shoots the tongue neatly?
The main answer to this question is this: no matter how surprised a human chameleon is, its quality is a consequence of a specialized lifestyle, and the overwhelming number of eight dozen species of chameleons lead a strictly woody life, in the extreme case, a shrub. Only a few permanently live in earthen holes or live among the fallen leaves on the ground. There are cases of finding chameleons even in ant nests, where they penetrate through the wide passages of insects. Continue reading