Every once in a while we come across an animal with abilities so amazing, they’re almost supernatural. Check out these unique creatures whose talents seem out of this world!
1. The Kangaroo Rat doesn’t Need Water
The Kangaroo Rat lives in the desert of North America, in areas that have very little rainfall. They have adapted to the climate by getting all the moisture they need from plants and seeds that they eat.
2. An African Hairy Frog can create claws
When ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened, the African Hairy Frog will ʙʀᴇᴀᴋ its toe ʙᴏɴᴇs causing them to protrude through the skin and using them as makeshift claws to fight off any ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋers.
3. Cardinal Fish can spit “fire”
Cardinal Fish eat mainly zooplankton, but when they eat Ostracods (a type of zooplankton), the tiny creatures begin to flash their bioluminescence, making the cardinalfish more visible. Cardinal Fish are little fish, so being seen is not a good idea for them – so they spit out the Ostracods in what looks like a burst of bluish fire.
4. S.ᴘ ᴇ.ʀ.ᴍ Whales only need to breathe every 90 minutes
S.ᴘ ᴇ.ʀ.ᴍ Whales have the most efficient circulatory system of all mammals. This allows them to dive for food in the depths of the ocean, without needing to take another breath for up to 90 minutes.
5. Hummingbirds can hover
Hummingbirds are the only animals that can sustain hovering and even fly backward thanks to their amazingly fast wings.
6. Tarsiers can see in the dark
Tarsiers have eyes that are the biggest compared to their body size than any other animal. Their eyes are so efficient; they can see in the dark as well as in daylight. They’re fixed in their sᴋᴜʟʟs, so to look around, the tarsier will turn its head around for almost 180°.
7. Geckos can walk on walls and ceilings
The Gecko’s ability to climb up vertical surfaces and even walk on ceilings has been the focus of many researches. Their unique footpads are a marvel of evolution, allowing them to grip onto almost any and all surfaces.
8. Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish are immortal
Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish do not ᴅɪᴇ. When they reach the end of their adult life, the mature jellyfish transforms back into a polyp state, actively restarting their life cycle.
9. Plumed Basilisks can run on water
When they sense ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ, the Plumed Basilisk uses their powerful hind legs and escapes by literally running on water. Their special hind legs can create pockets of air, which keeps them afloat while they run.
10. Octopi are masters of camouflage
The Octopus is the smartest invertebrate in the world. Combine that with their chameleon-like ability to change colors and their muscular control, which allows them to literally change their shape, and you get the best camouflage in the world.
11. A Pistol Shrimp can create a sonic ʙᴏᴏᴍ
These tiny shrimps are only one inch long, yet can snap their pincers in the speed of sound, creating a sonic ʙᴏᴏᴍ and a small air bubble. The sonic ʙᴏᴏᴍ disorients its prey, allowing it to catch it with ease.