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The "Human Fish" of Postojna Cave – Wacky Wednesday

Today, I am sharing a photo for Carol’s Wacky Wednesday Challenge. This is a figure of the Proteus Anguinus (olm) of the Postojna Cave, Slovenia. This amazing creature is often called “the human fish” because of its fleshy color, and they are also referred to as “baby dragons”. 

The olm’s length is 25 to 30 centimetres, and it is the largest among cave-dwelling animals. It is completely adapted to life in the dark. Its diet consists of crustaceans, worms, snails, and other aquatic invertebrates. It has a lifespan of up to one hundred years and can go without food for several years. See a photo here or read more here

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    Did you know the olms mark their territory with chemical signals?

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    Did you know that olms have an extremely developed sense of smell?

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    According to statistics, a mere two baby olms successfully hatch from 500 eggs in nature, did you know that?

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