The world of animals is simply exciting! Herbivores, carnivores, mammals, birds, creepers, orders, genera, families, species are so numerous in the four corners of the planet that their study is certainly complex, but always endearing!
There are strange animals, rare animals, animals with atypical physiques, incredible performances, endangered animals… Being interested in the animal world allows us to apprehend the wonders of life and nature, to grasp a little better the functioning of biodiversity, to understand or at least to think about the causes that endanger wildlife in the face of human inability to save the planet !
It is impossible to name all the animals we should never stop looking at, those we should let live in peace, and others to whom it would be wise to pay particular attention! It is thus necessary to go towards less common, unknown species, which do not necessarily make the attraction in zoos, natural reserves, circuses, aquariums, but offer a splendid spectacle in their natural environment, to make new and fascinating meetings.
The hippocampus, a tiny sea horse, is a travelling marine marvel that seems to contain mythological fairy tales and legends. The koala, the great and tender sleeper of the Australian coast, looks like a real plush. The cockatoo and its joyful raffut enchant the jungle with its bright yellow puff and its white plumage. The magnificent cashmere fish delights collectors, but is never happier than on its Pacific reef. The peacock has no other concern than to be the most beautiful in the forest, strutting his wheel extended or dragging his tail like an incredible gala outfit! The lemur of Madagascar and its always astonished or desperate air, loves nothing more than to sunbathe. The narwhal, an extremely rare cetacean with its only tooth, which is more like a horn than a rostrum. The Saiga antelope and its mobile nose in the shape of a trunk of which there are still some specimens in Central Asia. The mara, also known as the pampas hare, which mixes the characteristics of the rabbit and the beaver while walking its puppy silhouette. The Sahara fennec and its huge ears, its sand-coloured hair, and the trafficking to which it has been subjected for decades. The praying mantis and its fatal love practices. The dragons of Komodo in Indonesia, straight out of prehistory, imposing and impressive. Waller’s gazelle, and her neck which seems to want to compete with that of the giraffes, princess in her kingdom of Tanzania. The chameleon and its ability to adapt to all reliefs and landscapes. The Gunison grouse, a falsely haughty bird found in Colorado, adorned with feathers and collars, one of the most endangered species of birds on the planet. The snow leopard, magnificently solitary and predatory on Himalayan lands… And we could go on and on.
It is up to each person to create his own ideal bestiary, to pass from one species to another in order to analyse and study all its mysteries, from their earliest origins to their present environment, from their food to their reproduction, from their relationship to man to the symbolism that can be granted to them on certain continents. Exciting and infinitely enriching research!