Humans are proud for their intelligence and mental capabilities. But, there are some animals which are great for some of the feats they do. These animals have some kind of superpowers which the human beings do not have. Few common animals like eagle, elephant, humming-bird and cheetah have some superpowers but the animals in this list we see today have incredibly shocking superpowers. Number 5 and 3 are just fantastic. They are X-men mutants.
Let’s check the 7 amazing animals with real superpowers:
Axolotl, Extreme Regeneration
Axolotl is a weird-looking amphibian known as the Mexican walking fish or as a Mexican salamander. In one of the angles it looks like a fish and in another it looks like a lizard or salamander. They have become an ideal animal model because of their similarities between axolotl and human neural plate and tube formation. The fascinating fact about axolotl is their extreme capabilities to re-grow their body parts. There are several animals which can regenerate their body parts, but axolotl is the most extreme of them all. Absolutely amazing is that they can regrow their brain parts. Not just brain, but limbs, eyes, heart and can even grow back more than one limb.
Space Bears (Water Bears), Extreme Resilience
Space Bears, known as Tardigrades are incredible animals with extreme resilient powers. Probably they are not from Earth. These animals can withstand temperature ranges from 1 K (−458 °F; −272 °C) (close to absolute zero) to about 420 K (300 °F; 150 °C). Space bears are the only animals that can survive on space. They are also known as water bears because, these animals can survive six times the pressure found in the deepest ocean trenches in the world. This “alien” animal can go without food and water for 30 years. They are the only animal to be found in the equator and poles. The animal is able to survive even toxic environments.
Naked Mole Rat, Pain & Cancer Resistance
The biggest quality of a superhero is their ability to resist pain. The naked mole rats are not like the common rats we find in our streets and houses. The naked mole rats are native of East Africa and are the only species under the genus Heterocephalus. This cold-blooded mammal lives in a harsh underground environment. Even more shocking is the fact that they are completely invulnerable to cancer. They also show extreme resistance to oxygen deprivation. Naked mole rats are the longest living rodent in the world. Scientists are still doing research on their DNA to understand and replicate the DNA in humans.
Mimic Octopus, Extreme Mimicking
Mimic octopus is the only known animal that can imitate a diverse range of life forms and non-living objects to elude its predators. They are extremely capable of blending with their environments to take shape and color of the rocks and corals. Mimic octopus uses a pigment sac known as chromatophores to take the skin color and texture of its nearby environment. Some of the common animals the mimic octopus imitates are lion fish, sea snake, jellyfish and flatfish. The animal with this superpower is widely available in the western and central Indo-Pacific.
Pistol Shrimp (Snapping Shrimp), Stun gun
Alpheidae is the scientific name of the snapping shrimp. As the name says, these shrimps are capable of producing loud snapping sound. Another name of this animal is pistol shrimp because of their ability to produce powerful snapping sound (an amazing 210 decibels) and an even powerful jet of bubbles from their claws. The jet of powerful bubbles is strong enough to stun other bigger fishes, kill few smaller animals or break a small glass jar. Incredibly, this absurd animal generates temperatures of 8,000 degrees Fahrenheit from the jet of bubbles for a fraction of a second. That is as hot as the surface of the sun. Another interesting power of pistol shrimp is to reverse their claws and their ability to regenerate their lost claws. This little animal has a natural working gun in front of the mouth, basically a stun-gun.
Turritopsis Jellyfish, Immortality
This is the immortal animal on planet Earth. This small, biologically immortal jellyfish is found in the waters of Japan and in the Mediterranean Sea. They are the only animal to completely revert back to childhood after attaining reproductive maturity. They were first found in the Mediterranean Sea in 1883. The turritopsis jellyfish are extremely tiny, only 4 millimeters to 5 millimeters long. Scientists find this little animal amazing due to the immortality. Scientists are still studying them closely to know more. Due to their immortality, these animals might be slowly invading the world.
Dragon Millipedes, Shoot Hydrogen Cyanide
This tiny and vibrant looking millipede has a superpower to shoot hydrogen cyanide from its mouth. This colorful millipede is toxic and spiny. The vivid pink color creature was first described in 2007. The dragon millipedes can grow up to 1.2 in. It smells like an almond because of cyanide. They are highly toxic as this tiny creature can easily become lethal to humans and other animals. They use this as a defense mechanism to protect from their predators.