The Creative Ways Animals Store Food

Not to brag about our species, but humans are pretty awesome at storing food. We can make veggies last longer by canning, pasteurize milk so it stays fresh, and even refrigerate leftover pizza so you can enjoy it in the morning (just us?). As it turns out, other animals have also developed some strange, yet incredible ways to store their food. Discover their storing methods in the following video, then learn more about animals and their unique adaptations.

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Unique Ways Animals Store Food To Stay Alive

Shrikes are birds that impale their prey to detoxify them, then implement butchering methods.

These Animals Use Their Anuses For Breathing

Animals that use their anuses for taking in oxygen include the sea cucumber, the Fitzroy river turtle, and the dragonfly nymph.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The sea cucumber has a air of respiratory trees in its body that extract oxygen from the water. 00:21

  2. Fitzroy river turtles can get about two-thirds of their air supply by pumping water in and out of their butts. 00:43

  3. The dragonfly nymph's anus acts as gills underwater. 01:05

Written by Curiosity Staff February 14, 2017

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