Human senses are not more advanced

If you thought our senses were more advanced than other animals, think again.

Our senses were not more advanced

Here’s what we learned:

#1. The cheetah

Humans can see most clearly within a narrow, head on viewpoint, whereas the cheetah can see across a long, horizontal narrow band, so it can spot its prey anywhere within all of its surroundings.
The cheetah
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#2. The reindeer

Reindeer can see UV light. This is crucial to their survival as in the snowy mountains of Alaska, this enables them to strip their predators – the wolf – of their camouflage. In a landscape of white snow, the wolves show up black, enabling the reindeer to spot them from afar.
The reindeer
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#3. The dragonfly

Dragonflies are master predators. They catch 95% of their prey, lions catch only 40%.

The dragonfly’s eyes are sensitive to blue light which makes the sky appear very bright. Even the tiniest insect casts a dark silhouette. To actually catch it, warping vision allows them to see the world in slow motion.

It can spot and track an object and assess whether or not it is prey in 500ths of a second. We see 60 images per second, they see 200.
The dragonfly
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4. Some animals can create their own light to survive
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Luminescent organisms such as ostracods, a type of crustacean, can produce their own light through chemical reactions that create a glow around them. Cardinal fish prey upon the ostracods, so when they are eaten they begin to glow and the predator spits them out so that the internal glow doesn’t make them visible to their own predators.

#5. All the eyes on planet earth are the size of an orange or smaller

Except the giant squid, who has eyes the size of a human head. The giant squid can detect bioluminescent light in dark waters to catch its prey or avoid its predators.

#6. The peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon
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The fastest animal on earth, the peregrine falcon can travel at speeds of up to 180mph and they can spot their prey from a mile away. An actual mile.

#7. The Cuban boa

The Cuban boa
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The Cuban boa can hunt its prey in complete darkness. In a pitch black cave, a Cuban boa can capture a bat as it can see infrared heat which is invisible to human eyes. Furthermore, it doesn’t even use its eyes to detect the infrared, it actually has pits all along the bottom of its jaw, and the back of each pit is sensitive to heat.

#8. The African elephant

The African elephant
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Elephants use infrasonic hearing to communicate when they are very far from one another. They can hear thunderstorms from 500km away. That’s like someone in London listening to a storm in Edinburgh.

#9. The alligator

The alligator
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Male alligators make themselves vibrate underwater and put on a water display to attract females. And they’ve been doing this since the dinosaurs were around.

#10. The coqui frog

The coqui frog
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The coqui frog is a very tiny Puerto Rican frog that makes distinctive and very loud ‘co’ and ‘qui’ sounds. They do it to establish territory and attract nearby females.

#11. The barn owl

The barn owl
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The barn owl can pinpoint prey to the millimeter using their ears. Their two ears are in different places in order to listen to sound in different directions and to tell how high or low the sound is coming from.

#12. The bat

The bat
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Bats can fly through woodland in pitch black, eat spiders from webs and pluck fish from water all by using echolocation which means they make calls during flight, and listen to the echoes that return in order to map locations – effectively seeing through sound.

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