Weird Amphibians Join List of At-Risk Oddities

Weird Amphibians Join List of At-Risk Oddities
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The olm is one of ten bizarre species selected for conservation attention by the Zoological Society of London as part of its EDGE Amphibians program, announced on January 22, 2008.

The see-through critter, which lives in subterranean caves, is blind and hunts down prey using a keen sense of smell as well as sensors that can detect weak electrical fields.

It can also live for up to ten years with no food, according to ZSL.

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—Photo by Arne Hodalic/courtesy Zoological Society of London
 
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