Sunday, December 28, 2008

Special Characteristics of Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal animals generally have the following characteristics to make themselves adaptable to the nocturnal habit. They have Sensitive Ears, Night Eyes and acute sense of smell.

Sensitive Ears:
The nocturnal animals have sensitive ears to protect themselves from their predators and to hunt for their preys.

Sense of Smell:
Some nocturnal animals find their prey by their acute sense of smell. They smell and track the location of their prey and feed on it.

Night Eyes: These Eyes in nocturnal animals like owls, nighthawks, lorises etc are very large. The large eyes helps the animals to see at night by gathering the light effectively. Tapetum, a mirror like layer in the eyes also helps them to see in dark.

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1 comment:

Rie21 said...

Hmm, are you animal lover? btw Nice info. Thanks.