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11 Animals With Incredible Abilities

You know that compared to humans, dogs have a better sense of smell, hawks have a better eyesight; cats have a better sense of hearing and so on. While these are impressive on their own, there are some animals with abilities that look like they were taken out of comic books.

1. Octopi are masters of camouflage

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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.

2. Geckos can walk on walls and ceilings

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The Gecko’s ability to climb up vertical surfaces and even walk on ceilings has been the focus of many a research. Their unique footpads are a marvel of evolution, allowing them to grip onto almost any and all surfaces.

3. The Kangaroo Rat doesn't need Water

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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.

4. Tarsiers can see in the dark

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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 skulls, so to look around, the tarsier will turn its head around for almost 180°.

5. Plumed Basilisks can run on water

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When they sense danger, 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.

6. Sperm Whales only need to breath every 90 minutes

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Sperm 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.

7. Cardinal Fish can spit "fire"

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Cardinal Fish eat mainly zooplankton, but when they eat Ostracods (a type of zooplankton), the tiny creatures begin to flash their bioluminescence, making the cardinal fish 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.

8. A Pistol Shrimp can create a sonic boom

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These tiny shrimps are only one inch long, yet can snap their pincers in the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom and a small air bubble. The sonic boom disorients its prey, allowing it to catch it with ease.

9. Hummingbirds can hover

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Hummingbirds are the only animals that can sustain hovering and even fly backward thanks to their amazingly fast wings.

10. An African Hairy Frog can create claws

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When threatened, the African Hairy Frog will break its toe bones causing them to protrude through the skin and using them as makeshift claws to fight off any attackers.

11. Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish are immortal

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Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish do not die. When they reach the end of their adult life, the mature jellyfish transforms back into a polyp state, actively restarting their life cycle.

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