Animals That Can Live Without Water For Years

Camels Camels are well-known for their ability to go for extended periods without water. They can withstand dehydration and have adapted to harsh desert environments.

Kangaroo Rat Kangaroo rats are rodents found in arid regions of North America. They obtain most of their water from the metabolic breakdown of seeds and can survive without drinking water for extended periods.

African Lungfish The African lungfish has the ability to aestivate, a state of dormancy similar to hibernation, during dry periods.

Xerophyte Frogs Certain species of frogs, known as xerophytes, have adapted to arid environments in Australia. They can burrow into the ground and enter a state of dormancy during dry conditions.

Tardigrades Tardigrades are microscopic animals known for their extreme resilience. They can withstand desiccation by losing almost all of their water content and entering a dehydrated state,

Desert Tortoise  Found in arid regions of North America, the desert tortoise has specialized adaptations to conserve water, such as the ability to store water in its bladder.

Thorny Devil Lizard  This Australian lizard has specialized adaptations for surviving in arid environments. It can collect water on its skin from rain or dew and transport it to its mouth.

African Elephant Shrew Despite their name, elephant shrews are small, insect-eating mammals found in Africa. They have a high metabolic rate and can obtain much of their water from the food they consume