He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood . But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood - as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one, standing 10ft tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species.
On a typical day he will devour 20lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.
He is the accidental result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami, Florida , and already dwarfs both his arents. "Ligers are not something we planned on having," said institute owner Dr Bhagavan Antle. "We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had n…
* The blue rings are only visible when the Blue-ringed octopus is about to atack
* It has a tiny, parrot like, beak that can bite through your wetsuit
* The Blue-ringed octopus is only the size of a golf ball but still carries enough poisin to kill 26 humans in minutes
* The poisin is not injected but comes from it's saliva
* They are found in shallow coral and rock pools in Australia
What to do if you get bit!
The bite of the blue-ringed octopus may be painless but it is definetly deadly. Its venom contains some maculotoxin which is more violent than any animals found on land. This poisen is 10,000 times more potent that cyanide. Upon being bitten, the victom's nerve conduction is stopped and paralysis sets in after a few minutes. Paralysis is then followed by death. Some symtoms are as follows:
*Loss of all other senses
If you do see someone get bit you should immediatly call 911, and then apply compresion to the wound as if it was a snake bite. Artifici…