Olm salamander, strange animals do not budge for 7 years, eat once every 10 years

Scientists from England and Hungary have discovered the olm salamander (aka Proteus anguinus), barely budged for many years, just a meal can survive for 10 years.

Scientists from England and Hungary have discovered the olm salamander (aka Proteus anguinus), barely budged for many years, just a meal can survive for 10 years.

This exotic iguana lives in underwater caves in the Bosnia-Herzegovina region.

According to CNet, over a period of 10 years, the salamander only moved a total of about 10m, even some children did not budge for 7 years.

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Only with one meal of a salamander can survive up to 10 years. Photo: CNet.

This olm salamander can see nothing and have no enemies. They can live completely in underwater darkness for up to a century. These salamanders can slow their metabolism to the point that a single meal is enough for them to survive for 10 years.

The food of this salamander is shrimp and small snails. They only move when they need food or when they intend to mate, this process usually takes place about every 12.5 years.

Scientists have been studying this salamander in underwater caves in the Herzegovinian region, its natural habitat for more than eight years. The iguana after being caught, the marker will be put back in the same position. The data show that, for many years, this animal did not do anything, not even move.

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