In vertebrates, noses are protuberances that have nostrils, nares to admit and expel air for respiration. Mother Nature creates many kinds of noses. Let’s have a look on the strangest animals’ noses!
1. Proboscis Monkey
The longest Primates’s nose belongs to Proboscis Monkey, with 7 inch. Male Proboscis Monkey have larger nose than female monkey. They use sounds from their noses to attract lovers.
2. Star-nosed Mole
Star-nosed Moles with the super-powered tentacles are one of the fastest foragers, though they have poor sight and live undergroound. Star-nosed Moles take advantages on protrusions to find food and touch up to 12 objects/second.
3. Elephantnose Fishes
Elephantnose Fishes can grow up to 14 inches of length, they use they special noses, come along with electroreceptors to search to food and find ways in the dark.
4. Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark uses their nostrils to feel and find preys for food. When it is necessary, they use noses like a weapon to hold down the preys and enemies.
Elephants use their nose (strunk) to sniff, touch, taste, breath, pick up food and use it like a snorkel when they swim. Their sense of smell can detect water source from 12 miles away.
4 of the 18 species of Indo-Pacific fishes will have a hornlike ornament when they fully grow up. Sofar, scientists haven’t found out the true meaning of these special noses.
7. Elephant Shrew
Elephant Shrew is a mammal who originated from African Ancestor. There are 19 species of Elephant Shrew, all of them have long, active noses, which are suitable for look for insects.
No matter the animals’ noses shapes, color look like or what functions they have, we thank to Mother Nature for creates those to build up out diversity!