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A fish, a frog, and a lizard that can survive drought

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The lung fish, the burrowing desert frog, and the thorny devil lizard all have incredible capabilities to survive drought.

Watch this old BBC clip of fish and frogs living out of water: The lungfish can take in oxygen from the air when they’re no longer in water, then they burrow into the ground and coat themselves in a protective mucus bag that can preserve themselves until conditions improve. The desert frog can survive drought for seven years thanks to a waterproof barrier of shredded skin and an emergency supply of water, while the thorny devil lizard can collect water with capillary action.

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