May 23, 2024, 09:46 PM IST

10 animals that carry their home

Mahipal Chouhan

Snail: Perhaps the most famous example, snails carry their shell on their backs, providing protection and shelter.

Hermit crab: These crabs use empty shells of other animals, such as snail shells, as portable homes. As they grow, they switch to larger shells.

Tortoise: Tortoises have a hard, protective shell that they can retract into when threatened, essentially carrying their home on their backs.

Armadillo: Armadillos have a tough, armored shell made of bony plates, providing them with protection as they travel.

Spider: Some species of spiders create silk shelters, such as webs or retreats, which they carry with them as they move about.

Caracolito (Gastropod): Also known as "Caracolito" in Venezuela, these tiny gastropods construct portable homes using small shells and debris, carrying them as they crawl.

Some species of beetles: Certain beetles create shelters by attaching debris or other materials to their bodies, providing camouflage and protection from predators.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports