Humans can hardly survive without food and water for days. Eating food is part of our existence and it is human nature to eat daily. But did you know that there are some animals which can live without food to eat or water to drink? Yes, they can still survive for months or even years! Amazing, isn’t it? 

Below are the 10 most unique animals that can live without food and water.

1. Olms

This carnivore vertebrate, which is commonly found in Balkans and Italy underwater, is a true king! It can survive up to 10 years with no food and only use its stored lipids and glycogen in the liver.

Animals that can live without food - olms

2. Camels

If you are too curious if what’s on the humps on the camel’s back, well, it’s where their fats are stored. It helps them survive the world without water for about 40 days while traveling the desert land.

Animals that can live without food - camels

3. Sharks

Surprisingly, sharks can survive even without food for 8 to 10 weeks. Their hunting skills become more intense during this period of no food.

Animals that can live without food - sharks


4. Snakes

The metabolism of snakes is reduced by 70% during winter or cold season, giving them the ability to live without food even for a year. 

Animals that can live without food - snakes

5. Spiders

Spiders usually have reserved food that is hidden somewhere. But when the moment comes that there’s no food to catch or eat, spiders can still survive up to 3 to 4 months and even can last up to 1 year.

Animals that can live without food - spiders

6. Penguins

During cold weather, penguins’ metabolism is also reduced, which can help them endure life without food or water for 2 to 4 months. Male penguins are in-charged of keeping baby penguins warm and comfy, while female penguins are the ones who conquer subzero temperatures just to hunt. 

Animals that can live without food - penguins

 7. Frogs

Frogs can survive the environment even without food for weeks, even for 16 months.

Animals that can live without food - frogs

8. Crocodiles

Crocodiles conserve their energy by moving slow strategy or even to remain motionless or steady. This strategy helps them live for months.

Animals that can live without food - crocodiles

9. Galápagos tortoises

The largest tortoise can live without any food or water and can stay up to 2 to 3 years. Interesting!

Animals that can live without food - galapagos tortoise

10. Bears

During cold season or winter, bears tend to sleep more. This slow activity cuts their metabolism and preserves their energy, which helps them survive up to 100 days without food and water.

Animals that can live without food - bears

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