These animals are naturally born without wings on their body, and most of their relatives are also can not airborne in the air. But with thousands and thousands years of evolution and adaptation to their surroundings, they finally found the way how to“flying” without wings.
In fact, to some of these animals, the word “flying” is misleading, as they actually gliding in the air between a short to medium distance instead of really fly. They are also often called as the canopy animals.
These animals have developed some ingenious ways of travelling between tress in the forest. Flying lemurs and flying squirrels do not actually fly, but have have broad flaps of skin between their front and hind limbs to perform an artificial wings, that enable them to glide from tree to tree to escape predators or to find food.
But, flying or gliding, in general they are trully amazing animals with a distinctive ability that not many of their relatives can match. Below are the images and short descriptions about them, with further related materials and links for you to read more further.
Flying Lizards (Draco blanfordii)
Also often called the ‘flying dragons’ or more properly gliding lizards, this species is the widest spread among all six known species of gliding lizards. These species are able to glide because on each side of the body there is a wide flap of skin (the patagium) supported by movable elongated ribs.
This species inhabits lowland rainforest up to around 1200 metres altitude, and ranges from southwestern China through Vietnam and Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia.
Amazing Deep Sea Creatures
Some cool and unusual living organisms in the depth of the sea.
Modern research has shown that, despite the pitch-blackness of the water, the freezing cold, and the crushing pressure, some amazing and bizarre creatures have adapted to life in the depths of the sea.
The Antarctic icefish belong to the perciform and