Animals

The Deadly Animals Lurking In Freshwater

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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

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