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Stunning: See Animal X-Ray Pictures

One of the most important things a zoo can do is carry out regular check-ups and medical checks on their animals. Good quality health is so important in a zoo, and this is part of the reason why animals in the zoo often look so healthy. However, one of the things we often forget about is how animals are examined. They can’t exactly follow medical instructions. For that reason, it’s important that we use X-ray hardware to take a closer look inside and try to fully diagnose what the problem might be.

Want to see what that looks like? Then take a look at some of these amazing animal x-ray images. They show you just how an animal looks from the inside, and makes it easier to appreciate their rare beauty.

The zoo that was being looked into was Oregon Zoo, rated as one of the best in the United States. They take comprehensive checks of all animals in their stable, looking into things like weight and general health. Indeed, the use a massive state-of-the-art scanning tool which can be used for creatures as large as bears – even elephants, in fact!

This allows them to easily study the animals without having to sedate them or do anything else. it also allows for a much easier level of knowledge about the animal, allowing them to easily share images with other zoos and health departments to get further information, confirmation or to warn of a problem to look out for.

As the zoo explained, trying to get some creatures to take part is easier than others. For example, trying to get a tiger or a golden eagle to sit inside an x-ray system is a lot harder than getting something like a sloth to do so!

A challenge for science

Some of the things found in their studies was amazing. For example, did you know that the fruit bat – who looks so lean and fit – is actually a bit podgy? These fluffy little creatures are actually a touch more rotund than the svelte shadows suggest.

At the same time, finding out that a snake has a backbone and is actually a vertebrate is quite the shock. This awesome x-ray image of a ball python, though, makes it easy for you to see the bone in full flow. Snakes have 200-400 vertebrae, and equally as many ribs – tends of times the volumes we have as humans.

The beaver, too, is shown to have a strong tail for a reason: rather than being fluffy like hair, it’s actually scaly in complexion. This helps them to use it both on land and when in the water.

Each image just shows us how many animals and creatures that we share out existence with are just quite different to what one would expect. Often, what is under the skin is far different than what we would expect – in people and in creatures.

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One of the most important things a zoo can do is carry out regular check-ups and medical checks on their animals. Good quality health is so important in a zoo, and this is part of the reason why animals in the zoo often look so healthy. However, one of the...

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Wow: Top 9 Oldest Ruins of Early Civilization

The discovery of what seemed like permanent structures from early civilization proves that there were communities in the early ages. Many of these ruins have been linked to the Neolithic Revolution period when human beings were discovering more survival opportunities besides hunting for food.

These sites have been discovered by archaeologists in many parts of the world which shows that the Neolithic revolution was taking place at the same time globally. The tests and assessments have also indicated that many of these ruins can be identified as the beginning of what we know today as a modern civilization.

So here are the top nine ruins that have been discovered in the world-

 Sechin Bajo

It is currently regarded as the oldest ruins ever discovered in the Americas. The Sechin Bajo ruin was found in Ancash, Peru. The archaeological tests revealed that the stones dated as far back as 3500 BCE which makes the discovery assumed to be the oldest organized settlement ever located in the Americas.

Locmariaquer Megaliths

The Locmariaquer was discovered to be a set of tombs which had menhirs positioned around the area. The archaeological tests revealed that the site was built around the fifth millennium BCE as a Neolithic tomb. A Grand Menhir as high as 20 meters marked the site.

The second tomb, called the Table des Marchand was built around 4000 BCE, a large stone slab protected the inner parts of this tomb. The Er Grah tumulus was discovered close to the Grand menhir; it dates back to 4200 BCE.

Les Fouaillages

The Les Fouaillages ruins were discovered to be tombs which dated back to 4500 BCE. This site was discovered in Europe, and it was previously the abode of the ancient hunters but later developed to become a tomb. In 1976, the well-preserved site was discovered and over60, 000 discoveries have been found.

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The discovery of what seemed like permanent structures from early civilization proves that there were communities in the early ages. Many of these ruins have been linked to the Neolithic Revolution period when human beings were discovering more survival...