A cave salamander found in Bosnia-Herzegovina deserves an award from the world record museum for staying at one point, not moving at all, within 7 years.
Olm, as the scientific name Proteus anguinus is called, lives in water in a cave in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This finding was revealed by scientists from Britain and Hungary in the recently published Journal of Zoology.
Olm, who lives in caves in Bosnia-Herzegovina, on average only moves less than 10 meters in a period of 10 years.
The totally blind animal can live in a pitch-black cave for 100 years, without fear of predators, and can live without food for years.
Olm, scientists explained, can indeed slow down his metabolism in such a way that he can survive without food for 10 years.
The animal itself usually preys on small shrimp and snails. Olm will also move when she gets married. Unfortunately that creature usually only marries 12.5 years.
In the study, scientists observed olm in their natural habitat for more than eight years. To collect data, scientists dive into the riverbed, capture the animal, give it a signal, and release it again at the point they were captured.
The aim of the research itself, among other things, is to determine the negative effects of human activities on vulnerable ecosystems and water creatures such as olm.
Olm including animals that are threatened with survival because it has a low reproductive level. Just imagine, they only marry 12.5 years.