Least intimidating animals
Mimicry and camouflage enable animals to appear to be other than they are.Prey animals may appear as predators, or vice versa; both predators and prey may be hard to see (crypsis), or may be mistaken for other objects (mimesis).In Batesian mimicry, harmless animals may appear to be distasteful or poisonous.In automimicry, animals may have eyespots in less important parts of the body than the head, helping to distract attack and increase the chance of survival.As the second largest rodent in the world, the beaver has been known to attack canoists, swimmers and even walkers causing wounds deep enough to kill by severing major arteries.Beavers have also been known to make use of their surroundings.In one bizarre incident they even tricked a hapless human into blowing up his ex-girlfriend as he attempte to remove a dams from his property… Don’t believe the movies (well, apart from Planet of the Apes), because are anything but cuddly – in real life they’re more likely to tear Tarzan’s face off than play the loveable sidekick.
Most animals will do whatever is necessary to remain free, procreate, protect their young, keep their territory, and eat a belly full of something scrumptious.
These animals lure you in with googly eyes and infuriatingly strokeable fur…
at least that is until they sink their poisonous little teeth into your arm and leave you crying for mummy.
Although poaching and environmental pressures threaten all of The Big Five animals, there are differences in conservation status among them.
Rhinos are critically endangered, whereas lions, elephants, and leopards are vulnerable and Cape Buffalo are the least threatened.