The Most Extreme

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jul 28, 2002 on Animal Planet
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Humans have long pushed themselves to explore extreme environments, whether attempting to climb Mount Everest or dive deeper into the ocean. But some animals can survive in these extreme conditions all on their own. Camels can go days without water in the blazing desert. Cockroaches have been known to survive heavy doses of radiation and poison. Which animals are the Most Extreme Survivors?moreless

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      • Tardigrade or Water Bear: This insect-like creature can survive temperatures as low as -328 °F and as high as 303 °F, withstand 1000 times more radiation than any animal, go 120 years without water, and survive in a vacuum like that found in space.
        Weta: This large insect can stay frozen for months without frostbite, even when all heart and brain activity ceases and it has lost 99% of the water in its body.
        Emperor Penguin: Males have to survive in -70 °C temperatures for 65 days with an egg balanced on their toes and in winds of 100 mph!
        Polar Bear: They can survive the entire winter without answering the call of nature to urinate.
        Tube Worm: It can survive thousands of feet under water in toxic waste, with its head in near freezing water, and its bottom in boiling water. It also feasts on various bacteria with no ill effects
        Cockroach: It can survive heavy doses of radiation and poison, and 9 days without its head.
        Mountain Goat: It thrives at altitudes of 15,000 ft without getting sick.
        Gannet: This seabird is the only kind of animal that can crash into water at a speed of 90 mph and survive.
        Rat: It has flexible bones that make it capable of surviving a fall from the second floor of a building, and it too is immune to large amounts of poison.
        Camel: It can lose water weighing more than 40% of its body, and can live without drinking water for 8 days.

      • The number 1 survivor can survive any environment, including the vacuum of space.

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      • Number one was the water bear because it can survive almost any hot, and cold, radioactivity, and the airless vacuum of space

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