Raise your glasses for this sober animal.Water. Liquid gold. Universal solvent. Sustainer of life.
It's textbook phrasing,"no life without water". And its true too. Water is absolutely one of the most essential components of life.
Camels can go 15 days without water. Desert gazelles shrink their organs to reduce water wastage.
Many frogs store water in their bladders and likewise desert tortoises too.
Australian thorny devil drinks through it's skin, the morning dew.
Koalas rarely drink. They get their water requirement from eucalyptus leaves.
But there is one critter than never drinks. Kangaroo rat of North American deserts.
They dont sweat and pant. Their urine is highly concentrated and their kidney are highly efficient. Kangaroo rat eats insects and seeds. They derieve their water requirement from these.
Actually, most rodents, our normal mouse can too live without water for months.
Rodents are the toughest mammals.
But no one holds a candle before kangaroo rat when it comes to being sober.