Kw-logo-smaller

Wacky Animal Defenses pg.2

Fulmar (Europe, North America)2

Fulmars can vomit on a predator several feet away.

If there were awards for the most disgusting animal, the Fulmar would probably win big. The Fulmar looks like a seagull and its name means "foul-gull." These icky birds defend themselves by projectile vomiting at their would-be attackers. They can hurl up to five feet at other birds that attack them. The puke isn't just disgusting, it's also acidic, so it can eat through the weatherproof coating on the enemy bird's feathers. Eeeeww.

Tarantula (U.S.A., South America)

Tarantulas live underground.

Most people know they shouldn't touch a wild Tarantula but it's probably not a good idea to get too close to them either. When a Tarantula feels threatened it uses its feet to grab hairs from its back and then throws them at its opponent. They are barbed, kind of like fishhooks, so they're hard to get rid of and they really sting when they get in the attacker's eyes. Ouch. Tarantulas need this kind of protection cuz they're pretty vulnerable. If a Tarantula falls it'll shatter and die.

Mimic Octopus (Ocean near Indonesia)

The scientific name for a Mimic Octopus is wonderpus octopus.

The Mimic Octopus is the real master of disguise. It can shape-shift into scarier creatures so predators don't eat it. The Mimic Octopus can change its color and shape to imitate a venomous Lionfish, a Mantis Shrimp, a mass of deadly Sea Snakes or a bunch of other sea animals.

Related Stories:
2 Comments

latest videos

F1121977848203

Which Animal Has The Best Defence?

  • Mimic Octopus.
  • Tarantula.
  • Fulmar.

related stories

Micro_a micro
With winter comes a little wackiness. There’s blizzards, icicles, frostbite, and you might get br...
If you didn't get grossed out enough last week, Kidzworld's got more animals that stink, poop and...
Some vomit while others just shoot blood out of their eyeballs. Find out more about the freaky th...
Imagine racing down a mountain on a modified snow shovel or jumping out of an airplane and landin...

Random in the forums

blackveilbrides15
I like singing in my hair brush 
reply 2 minutes
haych-dot-hussain
Well i hav only 1 random fact bout me which is kinda weired 2 say this nd kinda funny but i wuld say i love doin pranks on pple cuz its amazing nd funny crazzyyy totally 8) :D :D :p its jus too gud like i done a prank on some1 in skl....like i told them 2 go check their grdemrk on the skl board cuz it had all the nmes on their...nd the funny thing is his nme wsnt on their nd me nd my frndz crcked up it was hilarious he cme running aftr us like wat a dopey :D  :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p
reply 27 minutes
wowzersbowzers
You upload a photo, once it's approved go to it, click " embed code " copy and paste the code to the signature and it should work.
reply 32 minutes
puppybuddy123
IMMA MIDGET!
reply 34 minutes
haych-dot-hussain
Uknw wat ur absolutely right....true love is when a person accepts u 4 who u r wivout mkin comments nd judgements on ur looks nd imperfections....but fake love contains pain nd illness where u hav 2 endure a terrible heartbreak....but true love gives u all the happiness in the world nd thts wat i believe hahahahah  [s:p/zon] [s:p/zqh] :D :p
reply about 1 hour

play online games