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The mantis shrimp has one of the most elaborate visual systems ever discovered. Compared to the three types of colour-receptive cones that humans possess in their eyes, the eyes of a mantis shrimp carry 16 types of colour receptive cones. Furthermore, the shrimp is capable of tuning the sensitivity of its long-wavelength vision to adapt to its environment. This phenomenon, known as “spectral tuning” is species-specific. So the mantis shrimp can see more colors than Humans.

The mantis shrimp can pick up on ultraviolet light, infrared light and circular polarization. The things that the mantis shrimp sea is entirely different to humans and other animals. Chameleon, the dragonfly has a full 360-degree field of vision. A shark's eye is like a human's, but is about 10 times more sensitive to light. This gives sharks the ability to see objects in dark, murky water, most importantly, prey. Snakes eyes can detect the heat. Eagle's vision is 4 to 8 times sharper than a human's. This is true for many other birds of prey as well and they can also fly as well.

The monkeys can use their leg like a hand. There are also monkeys with prehensile tails which can be used to hold objects. So, if humans had them then Humans can use the hands for keyboard, leg on mouse and the tail to hold the coffee mug.

Many animals also see in slow motion 

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True indeed, that many animals have adaptations that humans do not have.

But our evolved primate brain and hands with opposable thumbs have served us in very good stead.

Unless we destroy ourselves, that is.  :O


The "abilities", i.e. senses, skills, morphology and cognition, which are proper to every different animal species, allow them to survive and function in and adapt to specific ecosystems, and preserve the natural biodiversity; some are fast runners (mostly "flight animals"), some have an excellent eyesight, audition, sense of smell, etc., others are strong, large and powerful, have "weapons" or are protected by an armour, such as spines, a shell, etc.:




And we have our civilisations, tools, science and technologies, which are - too often - estranging people from nature, but sometimes, all these equipments in the "right hands" could also help to protect and repair what can be repaired ...