Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Animal superpowers on display

Love superheroes? Want some superpowers of your own? I thought so.

Actually, we big-brained humans have made some great strides using our own powers, and this fun video highlights some lesser-known superheroes of the natural world.

Their sometimes off-the-wall superpowers help them handle the challenges of avoiding predators, finding prey, finding each other, navigating rivers and oceans, walking up walls, withstanding radiation, toxins, freezing, and even starvation. These powers enhance the competitive advantage and, ultimately, the evolutionary fitness, of their owners.

If you like these, have a look at some of the gold medalists of the natural world, inspired by last year's Olympics.

Can you think of other animal superpowers?

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