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Named the most tenacious creature on the planet

Названо самое живучее существо на планетеThe animalcules found on the high peaks of the Himalayas.

We, the people, believe that it is practically indestructible, but it turns out that there is a unique creation — even more tenacious than we are, which is simply impossible to kill. Meet tihohodka is one of the most persistent creatures in the world, and maybe in the Universe.

The tihohodka commonly called a water bear, because it is most often found in the water where it prefers to dwell, and the slow gait that resembles a bear. The biggest adult tihohodka length of about 0.5 mm or 1/20 cm, less fleas and mite larvae. The earliest we have fossils of species of animals date from the Cambrian period about 530 million years ago.

The animalcules found on the high peaks of the Himalayas, deep ocean basins, mud volcanoes and tropical forests. These unique creatures find themselves in a new environment and help to establish the ecosystem, as miners settled at the border. Many tardigrades can go into a dehydrated state to survive in almost any hazardous environment.

They curled in a ball, their bodies become like glass, and they introduce themselves in stasis, during which practically invulnerable. Tardigrades have survived all the possible periods of mass extinctions — the Ordovician-Silurian 440 million years ago, until the event that destroyed the dinosaurs. Conditions on Mars are within the limits of the survival of the animals, assuming that there is enough water to sustain their life.

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