9-animals-with-big-eyes

1. Tarsier


The tarsier is an extraordinary animal. Relative to weight, it has the largest eyes of all the mammals.  

Tarsiers are currently living only on some of the islands of Southeast Asia.


2. Four eyed fish

 

A "four-eyed" fish swims along the surface with eyes appearing both in and out of the water. The fish does not actually have four eyes, but the eye is divided to allow the fish to see both above and below the waterline.  A narrow band of epithelium divides the upper and lower halves of the eye. 


3. Leaf tailed gecko


Leaf-tailed gecko, also known as flat-tailed gecko is reptile that belongs to the family Gekkonidae. There are more than 10 species of leaf-tailed gecko that are endemic for Madagascar and surrounding islands (they cannot be found anywhere else in the world).

Leaf-tailed gecko has large eyes without eyelids, sticky toes on the feet and long, broad and flat, leaf-like tail (hence the name "leaf-tailed").

 

4. Slow loris


 

Loris is a type of primate. They can be found in India, southeast Asian and Sri Lanka. Number of lorises dropped drastically in the last couple of years due to habitat loss and hunting (local people use them for religious and medical purposes or they sold them as pets). 

Their eyes are very big and also have specific reflective layer (called tapetum lucidum) which provides excellent eyesight during the night.

5. Owls

 

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes. Of all an owl's features, perhaps the most striking is its eyesLarge and forward facing, they may account for one to five percent of the owl's body weight, depending on species. 

 

6. Kinkajou


 

Kinkajous live in the tropical forests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees.  

They have elongated bodies with short legs, a rounded head with large eyes, a small muzzle, and round ears.
 

7. Dragonfly

 

Dragonflies are classified into the insect order Odonata  which also includes the physically smaller and slower-flying damselflies. 

Their eyes are made up of thousands of ommatidia (telescope-shaped clusters of photoreceptor cells) that resemble a honeycomb. These collect light and signals that, when they are processed by the brain, can produce a clearer and less pixilated image than in other smaller-eyedinsects.

 

9. Tree frog

 

The Big-eyed Tree Frog  is a species of frog found in Tanzania, Africa. 

 

Credit: https://www.wikipedia.org/

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