Animals that last longer without food

Animals that last longer without food

Most animals, including humans, need to eat several times a day to maintain the energy necessary for survival, and they will not be able to live more than a few weeks without food. However, some animals have adapted to survive in conditions of shortage of food and water and can live long enough. Here are a few of these animals.

 

Protei1
Proteas are amphibians living in water in underground caves, and they have to put up with a scant amount of food. Studies have shown that proteas can live up to 10 years without food.

Camels2

The hump on the back of a camel is not filled with water - it is fatty tissue, due to which the animal survives during long walks in the desert. As fat burns in the hump, water is also released into their system, which allows them to survive up to 40 days without food and water.

The Bears3

Contrary to popular belief, bears do not hibernate in winter, but they sleep for a long period of time during the cold season. At this time, they can slow down their metabolism in half and last up to 100 days without water and food.

Emperor penguins4

Emperor penguins can survive in the harshest climate of Antarctica and even raise young in a very cold environment. Males can incubate eggs and warm their young for months, surviving up to 120 days without eating subcutaneous fat, while females are in search of food.

SnakesBrightly colored parrot snake

Snakes, like all reptiles, are cold-blooded, that is, they cannot regulate their body temperature and during cold weather fall into a state of low energy consumption. Many snakes burrow underground at this time, slowing the metabolism to 70 percent, surviving up to a year without food.

Frogs6

Many frogs, being amphibians, depend on a wet environment. During periods of drought or lack of food, some species hibernate for up to 16 months, while others can survive freezing conditions, falling into a state in which very little energy is used.

Spiders7

Spiders can perfectly fight pests, but they depend on their prey, that is, they have to go without food for a long time. Many species of tarantula can remain without food for months, and spiders of the species Steatoda bipunctata can survive for more than a year without feeding.

Crocodiles8

Crocodiles are among the oldest reptiles in the world and can go without food for a long time, keeping energy, remaining motionless, waiting for prey. They can usually stay for months without food during cool periods, and can survive up to 3 years without food.

Galapagos turtles9

Giant turtles are known for their longevity. Some species of turtles in the Galapagos Islands live more than 100 years, and these reptiles can live long without food and water, in some cases up to a year.

Rogozuby10

Some species of rogozub, such as silt jumpers living in Australia, Africa and South America, are also known for their long life spans. In times of drought, they can hibernate without food and water for up to 4 years, going through the process of digesting their own muscle tissue.

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