The Deadly Animals Lurking In Freshwater

Though the ocean is home to many dangerous predators, freshwater spots are as well. The brown bear races after its prey at speeds up to 48 km/h before launching onto it and devouring it. The smooth-coated otter of India has supreme agility in the water, and travels as much as 12 km every day. This deceptively cute otter is a ferocious predator with strong jaws that tear apart fish.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Brown bears can run at speeds up to 48 km/h. 00:26

  2. Giant salamanders absorb oxygen through their skin to stay underwater longer. 00:48

  3. Piranhas can sense a prey's vibration. 01:37

Written by Curiosity Staff September 28, 2015