They entice us with their appearance, they attach to us with their behaviour, and they charm us with their quirks. Yes! I am talking about the most appealing animals on the planet. It has always been noticed that animals can have a soothing yet strong effect on human minds. We made numerous fables and folklore based on animals because of their charismatic and affluent personas.
One such creature is a tree kangaroo. It belongs to the kangaroo family but is so much different and charming. Found in the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and far Northern Queensland, this opossum-like creature has a golden hue with its feet longer and broader than the terrestrial kangaroo. With its sponge-like grip on paws and soles of feet, it can rest on tree branches for as long as it wants.
Its tail is also longer than its kin on the land which enhances its ability to go about the trees. It has some similarities with its territorial friend as it hops on the ground. This creature is so rare that the hunters haven’t been able to keep their hands off it. Hence, it is now scarce as well as beautiful.
Another animal of interest is a sand cat, also known as the sand dune cat, which is endemic to North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. It is pale-sandy to light brown which gives it a more royal look than its peers (except for the tigers). The cat is really exquisite in its kind because it is the only cat that lives in the actual deserts, in sand and stones, and far away from any water source.
Its long hair covering the soles of its feet assist it to be well-adapted to the extremes of a desert climate and make it so very tolerant of extremely hot and cold temperatures. All this has helped it to become one of a kind and extremely sought after. Quite a charming creature!
While one is discussing the charming creatures, one cannot ignore the marvellous red panda. A mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and South-Western China, it has become an endangered species in the recent years due to its staggering population depletion in the wild as a consequence of the habitat loss, poaching, etc. As soon as one hears its name, one can be inclined to start drawing its relations to the giant panda but let me assure you, it is not so and this belongs to its own family. Donning reddish-brown fur and a long and shaggy tail, this creature is no bigger than a house cat though it may be longer and heavier than a domestic cat.
This may not belong to the family of the giant panda but it certainly derives few of its characteristics as it mostly has a sedentary lifestyle during the day with an active period of dusk to dawn. Apart from the common name, it is also called lesser panda or red bear-cat. Of course, this creature has a captivating and serene nature which has earned it a place in a different class altogether.
Dik-dik may seem like a strange name but this is used to refer to any of the four species of antelopes. Dwelling in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa, this is a beautiful creature covered in greyish-brown fur with a tanned posterior. Its beautiful big eyes make it capable of discerning a threat from a long distance and it uses its pre-established runaways in times of danger. As is common in many wild animals, the female is usually larger than the male while the male has a grooved horn partially hidden behind the tuft of hair which grows like a crown.
In the list of appealing animals, this creature adds beauty to nature, and is also very smart, usually prefers to live in covers, yet not in too much of tall grass which can hinder its sight.
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One of my dearests is the Indian Star turtle. Though the species is hazarded, it still makes it to the cutest creatures in the world. Then, of course, the bunny breed which always caps the catalogue of charming critters- “the lion head “. To name a few more, they are- Hamster, Arctic fox, PufferFish, Sugar Glider, etc.
Well, the existence of some of these appealing animals is threatened, mostly the reason being their cute appearance, and just like these endearing critters, there are several unknown plants that are to be protected from getting extinct.
It is a wonderful addition to the already spectacular list of appealing animals which adorn the face of this planet. May we all take a little time out of our lives to enjoy and appreciate these supremely enticing creatures.