California condor: One of the world's rarest species. Critically endangered. Can fly up to 95 kilometers per hour, and as high as 9,600 meters.
Fruit bat: Most fruit bats do not use echolocation. Love fruit juice and flower nectar. Can carry viruses harmful to humans.
Jellyfish: Some are so small they can't be seen without a magnifier, others have a "head" that's two meters long. They are carnivorous. Food: plankton, fish eggs, little fish, other jellyfish.
If you took every human being on earth and piled us on top of a giant scale to weigh, do you know what you’d have? You’d have a terrible mess. Also, according to one estimate, the scale would read about 350 million metric tons. The number is continually growing as the human population increases. Now, slide the humans off the scale (put them into a giant mixing bowl) and weigh all the termites in the world. You’d get about 445 million metric tons. More than the humans.
Next, take the termites off the scale and put them into the bowl with the humans. Now it’s time to weigh all of the Antarctic krill in the oceans. Result: 379 million metric tons - somewhere between the weight of people and termites.
Put the krill into the mixing bowl with the rest and stir it up thoroughly. Add a vinaigrette and serve at room temperature. You have a high-protein squirmy salad that weighs more than a billion tons. Bon appétit.
Below are links to audio and video of some of your favorite Spectral Zoology animals.