While we humans cannot live without 4-6 meals a day, there are animals who can sustain without food and water for months and even years.

Food, as a major source of energy for the correct functioning of the body, not only increases the metabolism but also works as fuel for bones, muscles, and nerves.

Food also balances the reaction level of the body. If we don’t eat on time it results in anger, dehydration, and irritation.

In short, it’s in our nature to eat daily and its part of our very existence. But, there are creatures that are naturally different too.

Keeping all these natural elements and features aside, these 10 unique animals can live without food and water for months and even years.

Scroll through to know who they are and what makes them so special.

1. Camels

Ohk! FYI, humps on the camel’s back aren’t made of water. It’s the fat stored in the body that makes them survive without water for around 40 days while wobbling through the desert.

2. Snakes

The best part with them is, their metabolism is reduced by 70% in cold weather, so they can manage without food for an entire year.

3. Sharks

Sharks can live without food for 8-10 weeks. Interestingly, the longer they live without food, the more perfect their hunting skills become.

4. Penguins

The cold temperature reduces their appetite and they can live without food for 2-4 months. The females got out to into the subzero temperatures to hunt, while males sit on the nest, keeping the babies warm.

5. Olms

Mainly found underwater in Italy and Balkans, these slim looking creepy –crawlies can live up to 10 years without food.

6. Frogs

Frogs are found mainly in wet habitat and their body can manage without food for up to 16 months.

7. Crocodiles

You will be surprised to know that crocodiles, as one of the oldest reptiles of the planet can go for a few months without food, and in extreme cases, they can go up to three years without food. They save energy by moving slow and at times by being motionless too.

8. Spiders

Spiders have to wait for their food to come and sometimes the wait could be longer. But no worries, their body is made up to last for 3-4 months without food that can stretch up to 1 year.

9. Bears

They sleep more during the winter, and cut their metabolism to half, as a result, they can go without food and water for more than 100 days.

10. Galápagos tortoises

The largest living species of tortoise that generally weighs around 417 kg can go without food or water for up to a year in normal cases.