As we consider the marvels of the animal world we cannot but be amazed at the variety, the intricacy, and the sublimity found there. The electric eel a marvelous fish with the ability to produce electric charges up to 600 volts or more, which is enough to stun a man or even a horse. Another strange fish is the little anableps fish with two divided eyes, the upper part of which can see above water and the lower half can see in the water is very amazing.
Fireflies produce light without heat. Try as they might scientists cannot figure out how to make light without 94.5% of the energy being used as heat. But the firefly Photinus, makes light with 90% of the energy for that purpose. The glow of a firefly contains only 1/80,000 of the heat that would be produced by a candle flame of equal size.
It is short of amazing how different animals see light. Some birds, including the buzzard, have 1 million light-sensitive cells per square inch in the favea, the most sensitive part of the eye’s retina, enabling them to see five times as clearly as humans. Many birds can see two things at once, with eyes set on the side of their heads, they can look in two different directions at the same time. Some switch back and forth between one eye and the other, while it is believed that some others see both views side by side in their brains. Cats have a crystalline layer in the retina; so that, in the dark, they can absorb 50% more light than we can. Some insects can apparently see light through their skins. Experiments with catepillars of moths and butterflies show even with eyes covered, they are still sensitive to light. The compound eyes of dragonflies contain 28,000 separate eyes. Bees and wasps use the angle of ultraviolet light from the sun to give them directional guidance, even on cloudy days.
There is a crab that can taste with its legs, grow new limbs and eyes, and lift up to forty times its own weight. What an incredible creature! There are other animals with the ability to grow new limbs. One such creature is the starfish.
The common house spider builds a web that has more than double the tensile strength of iron. But there is a spider that breathes air but spends most of its time underwater. It is the diving spider. It dives underwater with a bubble, and fastening it to vegetation, the spider uses it for air and a nest. The living and nesting habits of this spider are complex and amazing. As soon as the babies are born, they do their part in diving and helping the family.
Animals are simply amazing! Each of these animals talked about had something unique that God gave them to use.These creatures are so diverse in their ways that how could random chance be a part of it? God even tells us to observe the animals to be wise (Proverbs 30:28).