The animal kingdom features many exotic beasts who have abilities that are so extreme that they would inspire even the most imaginative comic book writer. Simply put, their extraordinary skills and physical attributes are unmatched in humans. Instead of crazy origin stories involving radiation and gods, animals develop their superpowers out of necessity. Their amazing abilities evolve in order to thrive and survive in a Darwinistic world in which only the strong and adaptable continue to grace the Earth with their presence.
Let's take a look at top 10 Animals with Amazing Superpowers:
1. Jellyfish – Immortality
Jellyfish is roaming oceans for possibly more than 700 million years, making them oldest living multi-organ animals. They are mostly transparent to human eyes, and their body contains 95 to 98 percent water. But the most extraordinary quality in these marvelous deep oceanic animals is immorality. There are 3 known species of jellyfish that can perhaps live forever. Jellyfish have discovered a way to reverse their aging process by making some modifications in the DNA.
2. The Axolotl – Superhealing
There are several known animals that can heal fetal wounds and sometimes regenerate their damaged body parts. But Axolotl is above all else, it’s capable of regenerating entire lost appendages and vital structures in a period of months. They can regrow lost limbs, tail and several internal organs. They have been found restoring damaged parts of their brains. More amazingly, they can also transplant their body parts from other Axolotl. They not only transplant their limbs from other individuals, but also alien organs like eyes to full functionality.
3. Mantis Shrimp – Supervision
Although mantis shrimp have many kind of abilities that are considered beyond anything on the earth. But the most impressive organs that these animals possess are their eyes. They are believed to have one of the most elaborate visual system ever discovered. Their eyes carry 16 different types of color receptive cones, if you compare that to humans, we only have three. They not only can detect ultraviolet light but can also differentiate between multiple frequency bands. The vision of mantis shrimp can perceive both polarized light and multi-spectral images. Their eyes capable of moving independently, and are considered to be the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom.
4. The Platypus – Electro location
The Platypus is an egg-laying venomous mammal that lives in water and has duckbill, beaver-tail and otter-foot. They have ability to sense electric field generated by muscular contraction. They’re the only known mammals who find their prey using Electro location. Their sixth sense is so powerful and reliable that they close their eyes, nose and ears every time they dive, and go on hunt.
5. Tardigrade – Indestructibility
The thing that makes these micro-animals so incredible is that they are virtually indestructible. They can survive extreme conditions that would be fetal to nearly all life forms on earth. They can withstand temperature ranging from -272 to 150 degree Celsius. They can tolerate pressure 6 times greater than that found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation 100 times greater than lethal dose for humans, and even the vacuum of outer space. They can live without food for more than 30 years, and dry themselves to level when 3 percent water left, only to rehydrate, forage and reproduce.
6. Dung Beetle – Super Strength
Dung Beatles are landed on this list for their ability to pull the weight 1,141 times heavier than their own body weight, that makes them strongest animal on the planet earth. For instance, if an average man wants to challenge them in weight pulling competition, he would be required to pull 45 large trucks that weighs around 2.4 tons each.
7. The Electric Eel – Electric Shocks
The Electric Eel have three pairs of abdominal organs responsible for producing electricity, and these glands make up 80 percent of its entire body. The result is its ability to generate two types of electric organ discharge: high voltage and low voltage. When eel finds a prey, its brain sends a signal through nervous system to electrolyte. It can generate shock up to 860 volts that can last for mere two milliseconds.
8. Mimic Octopus – Shapeshifting
As the name suggests this breed of octopus can mimic different animal species by changing skin color and adjusting the shape of its body. This animal can mimic number of different sea creatures with the tiniest possible detail. It’s not known how many different animal species it can imitate, but it’s reported to mimic up to 15 different species, and all of them are poisonous. That further explain that its mimicking ability is just a way to avoid vicious predators.
9. Peregrine Falcon – Superspeed
Peregrine falcon are some of the most widespread birds in the world. They have a body length of 34-58 cm and wingspan from 74 to 120 cm. Their diet consists of small to medium sized birds. The most amazing thing about this breed of birds is its dazzling speed, it has frequently been seen flying at the speed of whopping 320 km/h (200 mph), the highest recorded speed of Peregrine falcon is 389km/h (242 mph).
10. Froghopper – Super Jumper
Adult froghopper jump from plant to plant; some species are capable of jumping up to 70 cm vertically: which is a more impressive performance relative to body weight than another super jumpers “Fleas”, and froghopper are considerably heavier than them. The froghopper can accelerate at 4,000 m/s square over 2mm as it jumps (experiencing over 400 gs of acceleration). They can jump up to 100 times their own length. That means, if an average man could jump this long he would be able to cover about 177 meters distance in a single jump.