You may not have noticed but animals work very hard for sustenance and survival too. From tending to their young, preparing shelter and watching out for their colony animals work as hard as humans if not more. Yes! we have animal workaholics too.
Here we shall discuss what animals work the hardest and what they spend most of their time doing. Our top most hardworking animals are:
Without arms and legs, earthworms are very active in recycling nature. They feed on decaying vegetation and convert them to the nutrient-rich soil which is very important for the growth of plants. Some people keep earthworms for their recycling benefits.
Shrews are tiny animals with a very high metabolic rate. Due to their high rate of burning energy, their bodies are in constant need of food for energy. This characteristic makes them constantly on the move looking for food to consume.
Wrasses are brightly colored sea fish. They basically clean after other sea creatures. They come in various sizes. They swim alongside other sea creatures feeding on their waste and carcasses thereby helping to clean the water.
Adult salmon during the spawning season every fall, swim back to the rivers where they were born to spawn their young. To achieve this, they must survive strong currents, predatory animals, and different terrine to get to the river where most often they themselves were born. The journey is so stressful to their bodies that as soon as they finish spawning they die.
Ants come in various species, sizes, and colors. They work very hard gathering and processing food for their colony as their survival depend on fending and proving for their young They are known to lift loads up to 50 times their size Ants work round the clock making sure life in the colony runs smoothly. Ants generally spend most of their time gathering food, defending, cleaning and tending to their young.
These birds spend the most of their time migrating to the Antarctica. They are known to have the longest migration distance of all birds. Their migration journey lasts for no less than 90 days each way and because they migrate at sea, they hardly take breaks on land except during breeding season.
We all know that bees make hooey but just how hard they have to work gathering nectar to make honey may surprise you. To produce 2.5 ml of honey, a honeybee has to work 10 hours daily for 6 days. While the workers are busy working to produce honey, the queen bee spends most of her time laying more than 1,000 eggs daily.
Beavers are small rodents like creatures that are constantly working and building dams, canals, and lodges for safety and protection from fast flowing waters and predators. An averagely sized beaver can easily fall small trees. They are nocturnal semi-aquatic animals. Beavers are grouped into 2 species.
The North American beaver which are found in and around North America and the Eurasian beaver which are found in and around Eurasia. Beavers are hardworking and the can build small lodges, canals, dams, etc. They basically build dams, canals to protect themselves from fast flowing water and predators.
Lions specifically lionesses spend most of their time hunting as a pack as the survival of the pride depends on how good they are in hunting. They are also responsible for caring for the young. Together they bring down preys many times their size.
These cute animals spend most of their time reproducing and catering to their young a single female rabbit can produce as many as seven litters up to 6 babies yearly. They come in various colors, species, and sizes.
Now you can appreciate these resilient animals and how hard they work.