Animals that Aid Humans in Unusual Ways

June 24, 2009 at 8:30 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Barn Owls: Deadly Rodent Hunters


Spiders: Snagging Pests


Bats, Cormorants, and Dragonflies

cormorants have been used by fisherman to catch fish

Striped Hyena: Canine Garbage Disposal


Coconut-Picking Monkeys


King Snake: Farmer’s Slithering Helper

this serpent is a natural predator of poisonous snakes.  It also consumes rodents and other pests

Civet Cat and Earthworm:

animals can be helpful by simply digesting.

Luwak coffee is considered a delicacy.   The beans for this coffee are fermented in the digestive system of the civet cat.  The beans are collected from the cat’s waste and sold for high prices.

Falcons and Passenger Pigeon


Bacteria that Eat Garbage


Elephants: Muscle and Meat

Elephants have been trained to do heavy lifting in Southeast and South Asia

Algae: Oil Producer of the Future

Algae cells have been found to produce extremely high amounts of oil. 

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