September 24, 2012

Meet the toughest animal in the world!

This is a “moss piglet,” and it's standing on some moss . . . because where else would you find a moss piglet? The animal’s a millimeter long, lives in the water, and is known scientifically as a Tardigrade.

And despite its size and name, the moss piglet is the toughest animal in the world. Want proof?
"They are found throughout the world, including regions of extreme temperature, such as hot springs. They can survive extreme pressure, such as deep underwater. They can also survive high levels of radiation and can live in the vacuum of outer space for several days."
Did you see that? The moss piglet can live in OUTER SPACE! 

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