The Climbing Perch Is A Fish That Walks

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The climbing perch, also known as the "walking fish," can walk on dry land in order to reach their next watery destination. This unique fish can survive out of water for up to six days by absorbing oxygen in the air. On dry land, they're a choking hazard to birds.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The climbing perch absorbs oxygen from the air when it "walks" on dry land. 00:17

  2. Once on land, climbing perch fish can be a choking hazard for birds. 00:37

  3. Climbing perch fish are making their way to Australia from Papua New Guinea. 00:49