May 16, 2024, 10:37 AM IST

Animals that can live months without food

Ritik Raj

Certain animals can survive for months without eating, here are 7 of them.

Burrowing Frog: By burrowing beneath marshy soil, this species of frog can go a whole year without eating.

Ball Python: This species can go up to six months without food because of its low metabolic rate, which allows it to conserve energy.

Galapagos Tortoises: These animals can go up to a year without eating because of their slow metabolism and large internal water storage.

Crocodiles: This species can go up to three years without food because it saves energy by staying in one location.

Olm: Despite their terrifying appearance, these creatures, which can live for up to ten years without food, are found underwater in Italy and the Balkans.

Scorpion: This species can go a year without eating because it can consume a third of its body weight at once.

Tardigrade: These organisms have a 30-year food-fasting period, during which they cease all physical activity but resume it as soon as they receive nourishment.