Top 13 Reasons Tardigrades Are Super Animals

3. Tardigrade children are born with a complete set of adult cells. They do not grow by cell division. Their cells merely increase in dimension.

4. Tardigrades have been surviving on Planet for about 530 million years.

5. Tardigrades are little, tiny animals with segmented bodies. They get to around 0.5 to 1 mm in size. They have 4 pairs of legs, each with 4-8 claws resembling bear claws. For this feature, they are commonly called “water bears” or “moss piglets,” as they are usually found in moss.

6. These water-dwelling animals live throughout the world in the most extreme locations, such as the Antarctic ice, in the ocean midsts of approximately 4000 meters, high in the Mountain range at an elevation of 6000 meters, on tree trunks, on moss, in the dirt, on the coastline and also anywhere else. All these water bears require is a little moisture.

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