Industrious Animals on Earth

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Human beings often think that they are the most industrious species on Earth. However, we may feel shamed if knowing workloads that some animals do everyday. Actually, many creatures work long days and nights to survive in the wild and even perform heavier tasks than what people can take in charge of. The following article will introduce you five workaholics including ants, beavers, female lions, African wild dogs and bowerbirds, which make you surprised by their capacity. Let\'s have a closer look at the descriptions below to find out how hardworking they are.

 


Ants: Factory workers

Ants: Factory workers

 

An ant colony runs like a factory with well-defined roles and responsibilities. The queen ant only takes in charge of reproducing newborns while a male ant\'s job is to mate with the queen. Besides, all of the other ones have specific missions to ensure that everything can operate smoothly. For instance, worker ants must feed and care for the larvae produced by the queen, keeping the colony clean and digging new tunnels. Foraging ants are responsible for finding food and bringing their finds back to the colony.

 

 


Beavers: The builders

Beavers: The builders

 

The saying "busy as beavers" partly explains why people often call them builders. These long-toothed mammals are very skillful and industrious to create suitable ponds for their lodging needs in rivers or streams. Although beaver dams are a threatened source of property owners, they also provide ponds as a water source for other creatures like ducks and moose.

 

 


Female Lions: The hunters

Female Lions: The hunters

Female lions are responsible for not only taking care of the young lions but also hunting smaller animals while male ones must protect their families from predators. These big cats can stalk the preys silently within 100 feet (30 meters) mostly at night before they attack.

 

 


African Wild Dogs: The butchers

African Wild Dogs: The butchers

 

African wild dogs are regarded as the African desert’s butcher because they play an essential role in the ecosystem by removing sick or injured animals, which helps keep balance and improves prey species. This species hunt twice per day with successful rate from 70 to 90 percent thanks to their team work. When they see a target, some dogs will begin running close to it while others follow behind. Therefore, the prey hardly escape.

 

 


Bowerbirds: Interior Decorators

Bowerbirds: Interior Decorators

 

Male bowerbirds are regarded as designers because they themselves can build their nest and decorate it with pebbles, shells, flowers and other objects to attract attention of female ones. According to the researcher John Endler, the male bowerbirds must actually stage the nest so that when viewed from a specific spot, the arrangement makes objects look bigger than they really are.

 

 

 

Related links:

Carpenter Ants

Interesting Facts About Beavers

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This article was published on 2010/12/07
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