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In both Africa and South America, large army ants are used as surgical sutures.     The wound is pulled together, and the ant grabs the edge of the wound with its mandible and locks it in place. Then, the body is cut off from the head of the ant. The head stays attached to the wound as a suture until the wound is healed.     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant#Relationship_with_humans

In both Africa and South America, large army ants are used as surgical sutures. The wound is pulled together, and the ant grabs the edge of the wound with its mandible and locks it in place. Then, the body is cut off from the head of the ant. The head stays attached to the wound as a suture until the wound is healed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant#Relationship_with_humans

African Yellow-Leg Scorpion (Robust Burrowing Scorpion) - Opistophthalmus carinatus -  A burrowing scorpion that inhabits southern and eastern Africa. Like all members of this genus, it is known to create a hissing sound through stridulation when disturbed. It is found in the drier regions of eastern and southern Africa - Image : ScorpionKing47 / July 26, 2014

African Yellow-Leg Scorpion (Robust Burrowing Scorpion) - Opistophthalmus carinatus - A burrowing scorpion that inhabits southern and eastern Africa. Like all members of this genus, it is known to create a hissing sound through stridulation when disturbed. It is found in the drier regions of eastern and southern Africa - Image : ScorpionKing47 / July 26, 2014

Okapi This mammal is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Despite the zebra-like stripes, it is actually more closely related to giraffes.

Okapi This mammal is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Despite the zebra-like stripes, it is actually more closely related to giraffes.

Atheris. Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers. They are found only in tropical subsaharan Africa (excluding southern Africa) and many species have isolated and fragmented distributions due to their confinement to rain forests. In an interesting example of convergent evolution, they show many similarities to the arboreal pit vipers of Asia and South America. #animal #wildlife #amazing #picture

Atheris. Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers. They are found only in tropical subsaharan Africa (excluding southern Africa) and many species have isolated and fragmented distributions due to their confinement to rain forests. In an interesting example of convergent evolution, they show many similarities to the arboreal pit vipers of Asia and South America. #animal #wildlife #amazing #picture

Piglet Sqid - It is its habit of swimming upside down (compared to the way we are used to see other squids) , which makes its tentacles look like a crazy mop of hair. In the following pictures, taken by a submersible robot of a deep-sea barge off the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, it becomes much clearer its resemblance to a piglet.. the syphon really looks like a pig's snout.

Piglet Sqid - It is its habit of swimming upside down (compared to the way we are used to see other squids) , which makes its tentacles look like a crazy mop of hair. In the following pictures, taken by a submersible robot of a deep-sea barge off the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, it becomes much clearer its resemblance to a piglet.. the syphon really looks like a pig's snout.

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