Nature

The olm (Proteus anguinus)

26/06/2017 -

The olm (Proteus anguinus) is an endemic species of underground freshwater habitats of the Dinaric Karst and the only amphibian in Europe living in caves. It can live up to 100 years and it can spend even ten years without food! Olms are quite social, so that the large number of individuals hides in the same place, nestled next to each other. They are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species