Super species: Animals with extreme powers invade museum

April 3, 2015 1:09 PM

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Super species: Animals with extreme powers invade museum

The new Life At The Limits Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York details the extraordinary abilities of animals, including the elephant seal, which can hold its breath underwater for up to two hours. (© AMNH | D. Finnin)

The astonishing tardigrade — a microscopic animal that looks like a cross between a bear and a cushy pillow — can survive for 10 years without water, endure boiling temperatures and withstand the radiation, weightlessness and iciness of space. But it's only one of many animals with amazing and extre...

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