Humans can hardly survive without food and water for days. Eating food is part of our existence and it is human nature to eat daily. But did you know that there are some animals which can live without food to eat or water to drink? Yes, they can still survive for months or even years! Amazing, isn’t it?
Below are the 10 most unique animals that can live without food and water.
This carnivore vertebrate, which is commonly found in Balkans and Italy underwater, is a true king! It can survive up to 10 years with no food and only use its stored lipids and glycogen in the liver.
If you are too curious if what’s on the humps on the camel’s back, well, it’s where their fats are stored. It helps them survive the world without water for about 40 days while traveling the desert land.
Surprisingly, sharks can survive even without food for 8 to 10 weeks. Their hunting skills become more intense during this period of no food.
The metabolism of snakes is reduced by 70% during winter or cold season, giving them the ability to live without food even for a year.
Spiders usually have reserved food that is hidden somewhere. But when the moment comes that there’s no food to catch or eat, spiders can still survive up to 3 to 4 months and even can last up to 1 year.
During cold weather, penguins’ metabolism is also reduced, which can help them endure life without food or water for 2 to 4 months. Male penguins are in-charged of keeping baby penguins warm and comfy, while female penguins are the ones who conquer subzero temperatures just to hunt.
Frogs can survive the environment even without food for weeks, even for 16 months.
Crocodiles conserve their energy by moving slow strategy or even to remain motionless or steady. This strategy helps them live for months.
9. Galápagos tortoises
The largest tortoise can live without any food or water and can stay up to 2 to 3 years. Interesting!
During cold season or winter, bears tend to sleep more. This slow activity cuts their metabolism and preserves their energy, which helps them survive up to 100 days without food and water.
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