Olm

Proteus anguinus

The Olm is a relic of a group of amphibians that flourished in the Early Cretaceous, about 135 million years ago. Today it is restricted to a system of caves in Slovakia were it ekes out a tenuous existence in frigid water. It is known to live up to 100 years and to survive without food for up to 12 years – a truely remarkable animal!

Published in the book “Astonishing Animals”

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