Sociable Weaver. As their name suggests, these birds nest and brood in groups. They build a gigantic nest-within-a-nest structure attached to trees and poles. A compound nest can house over 100 breeding pairs, each contributing to its construction, maintenance and repair. Living in groups means someone is always on the lookout for danger.
Tuli Safari Lodge in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana, must be one of the only places in Africa that can guarantee excellent sightings of Elephant Shrews. Elephant shrews are widely dispersed in Africa but are usually shy and very rarely seen.
Cone Snail. It's no ordinary snail. One drop of its poison is potent enough to end life line of 20 at a time. And to add more horror to it, there is no antidote. Once stung by it, you hardly have a time to smoke a cigarette.
A Spotted Wobbegong Shark, showing skin flaps around the mouth and cryptic colouration. Wobbegong sharks are well camouflaged with symmetric bold patterns resembling a carpet. Wobbegongs are bottom-dwelling and spend much time resting on the sea floor. Wobbegongs are generally not dangerous to humans unless provoked ~ Wikipedia. Wobbegongs have special gills that allow them to stay still while other sharks need to move in order to breathe.
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The primary threat to pangolins in Asia is illicit hunting for illegal international trade, predominantly for meat, which is considered a delicacy in some Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, and scales, used as an ingredient in traditional Asian medicines.
The Somali Ostrich. They may be common and gangly, but they have great personalities and a fascinating past. Ostriches are endemic to Africa, but there was a time when they used to roam Europe and Asia, with fossils found in Greece, Russia, Mongolia and India.