10 most bizarre animals that are grown on farms
Through genetic engineering and human wit around the world appear strange and unique animal farms. About ten of them, we suggest you read.
1. Farm spider goats at the University of Utah, USA
Chances are you've never heard of spider goats, but genetic engineering allows us to put these animals at the very beginning of our list. Spider-goat create a science entirely. Externally, they are nothing of the ordinary goats are not different, but they have the DNA of spiders. And the spider-goats give milk containing spider silk Nephila spiders.
Spider silk people do not eat the food, but this is the distinguishing feature of the external, that makes spider goats unique. In addition, scientists use obtained from goats spider silk for developing durable fishing line, wire, vests, surgical thread and parachutes.
At the University farm lives a whole herd spider goats. If you are lucky, you can visit it and see everything with my own eyes. This farm - part of a major research center at the University of Utah, mainly engaged in animal husbandry and genetics.
2. The farm leeches "Biopharm" near Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Do you think that with the advent of modern medicine leeches stopped buying? Well, they do now buy much less than before. But in Wales, however, there is a farm, where they find that leeches healing abilities are great, and they still show themselves.
Annually leech farming supplies for 60,000 leeches in hospitals throughout Europe and brings a business for $ 1, 6 million per year. "Biopharm" - is the first of its kind leech farm. Of course, it is an absolutely sterile medical laboratory. When growing leeches are used advanced technologies such as reverse osmosis and foam fractionation.
3. Production Farm "Black tusk" - coffee from elephant dung, Thailand
Ever heard of coffee from elephant dung? If you are not a connoisseur of coffee, then most likely, no. And the coffee is worth the whole $ 1,000 per kilogram. Make it in Thailand, and the main ingredient, you guessed it - litter.
On the farm live elephants, cast here from all over the region. Elephants are fed with the most expensive varieties of coffee beans "Thai Arabica". Grains in the stomachs of elephants are not fully digested and excreted from the body naturally. Then the seeds are harvested, washed, roasted and sold at fantastic prices.
4. Snake Ranch, Australia
In Australia, there is a farm where specially bred poisonous snakes. This is the first and largest reptile nursery throughout Australia. Their venom sell themselves as snakes. Surprisingly, but are willing to buy.
On snake ranch also bred many rare species of pythons - more than 15 types for sale. One type is called a children's python, but it is not suitable for children. By the way, pythons, pups can also be bought.
5. Crocodile Farm Hartley, North Queensland
Do you want to spend the day in the company of crocodiles? Yes easily - go on a crocodile farm Hartley. Here is everything that has to do with the crocodiles, they are bred and show everyone.
Yes, Hartley could actually come any to look for crocodiles. Farm owners believe that such tours - a great way to enhance the environmental awareness of the public.
Those who visited the farm, according to his walk an amazing experience, and if it comes to that, the farm is more like an amusement park.
6. tiger mountain farm Ksionsen, China
This is the place - home to one of the most famous and controversial of farms in the world. Tiger's economy for many years now concerned not only Chinese people, but also of the whole earth. Now in the wild in Asia it lives only 3500 tigers, moreover, tigers are gradually dying out. Experts believe that the reason for it - the demand for tiger organs: the big cats kill to get these bodies.
But there is a tiger farm Ksionsen. She rescues tigers, or, on the contrary, contributes to their extinction - a moot point. A year ago, people could chat on the farm to buy steak tiger. Activists from around the world have raised the question of abolishing the legalization of international trade of tigers, and even visit the tiger farm would be interesting to note that it is - not a zoo. Your visit can support industry, due to which the tigers go extinct.
7. Sverchkova farm Armstrong, Georgia, USA
In this US farm bred crickets, which are mainly used as bait for fish. Armstrong on the farm you can also find all kinds of bait - worms and other insects, but most farm is famous thanks to brown crickets.
Brown Crickets - especially as deemed perfect bait: the fish seems to love pull is enough and the smell of brown crickets, more than anything else. Fishermen, too, like crickets, because they are not aggressive, nutritious and easy for the fish to digest it.
8. swiftlets farm in Georgetown, Malaysia
From the nests of some Swifts can make soup. Farmers swiftlets or edible nests, imply the use of non-residential spaces, usually urban, to create the ideal conditions for birds, so that they arrive there, Willy nests and laid eggs. A resulting solidified bird nests from saliva or just eaten as a delicacy (with or without strizhatami) or used to prepare the world famous soup of bird nests.
The idea has appeared bird nests long time ago in China, and has since swifts nests are eaten for centuries. In Georgetown - the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang - contained economy with millions of swiftlets.
swiftlets farm in Georgetown carries a significant risk to the health of the city and even forced to reconsider UNESCO World Heritage status for the city.
9. The reptile farm in Maryland, USA
Do not know who would buy - a python or a boa constrictor? On reptile farm in Maryland, you will be happy to help. This farm can impress even the fans with pythons snake ranch of the fourth paragraph - are sold boas, pythons and other exciting reptiles.
reptile farm workers are respected in all states for the high quality standards that exist in the farm. In addition, the farm owners travel around the world to show the rare species of reptiles at fairs.
10. Farm giraffes in Florida, USA
If you want to ride on a real giraffe, then you direct road to the farm in Florida giraffes. This is not a zoo, so, at least, believe the owners and employees: it's eco-friendly nature reserve and a farm to work with animals and games.
farm door is always open for tourists. Living here is not only the giraffes - on the farm you can see zebras, antelopes, wild boars, rhinos and zebroid. And this is only a small part, live there and other exotic animals.