Sunday, October 16, 2011

Photo Gallery – Animal Record Breakers

An African elephant's trunk contains around 100,000 muscles and can lift up to 270 kg but the Rhinoceros beetle is considered the world's strongest creature, capable of carrying up to 850 times their own body weight. The froghopper is the world's greatest jumper, only 6 mm long it can catapult itself up to 70 cm into the air. The bar-tailed godwit has made the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded. In nine days, it flew 11,500 km. Meanwhile, the sooty shearwater travels nearly 64,000 km each year. A great white shark called Nicole made a 20,000 km marathon circuit from Africa to Australia. The journey, which lasted nine months. Sailfish, the world's fastest fish, can reach speeds of 109 kmph. With the Olympics fast approaching, here are some of nature's gold medal winners
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Wow really 100,000 muscles...thats really interesting... I wounder how many they have in there entire bodies...

Good Question! Although estimates of the number of muscles in an elephants trunk vary between 40,000 and 150,000, there are only about 394 different skeleton muscles dedicated to movement in the rest of the body. So that is one very agile trunk!

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