The Olm

Can you see his eyes?

What is it?

The Olm is an unusual animal that has the form of a snake. This animal is a complete aquatic amphibian and can be found in caves of Central and Southeastern Europe. It lives its whole life underwater and in darkness. Even tough this animal never completely develops eyes it has incredible senses of smell and hearing.

Facts about the Olm

-It is known as "cave salamander" or "white salamander".

-It never developed eyes but its ability to adapt impresses scientist.

-It has 3 toes on its front legs and only 2 toes on its back ones.

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