23 Responses to “Top 10 Most Resilient Animals”

  1. Mar says:

    I would have never guessed these top ten for most resillent animals. I can see some of them though. I am glad that humans made the list. That is great to hear.

  2. Gilly says:

    I hate resilient animals. So it’s not really a pleasure for me reading this article about top 10 most resilient animals. But it is, however, interesting. For instance, I haven’t known about the existence of Tardigrades. Not to mention that it was impossible for me to know that it was no. 1 in top 10 most resilient animals.

  3. Jessie says:

    That is just amazing what the turritopsis nutricula jellyfish can do. Being immortal like that is pretty cool. I think that it should have been moved to number one, and number 2 should have been humans. But it is pretty amazing that they can regenerate like that.

  4. Kork says:

    My thoughts exactly. This top 10 most resilient animals are exactly in the same order I would have put them. And although most of us dislike them (mostly the cockroaches), all of them in top 10 most resilient animals are useful somehow. Bacterias are useful for drugs, for instance.
    PS: great thing that you have included humans in top 10 most resilient animals

    • Beth says:

      Bacteria are also usefull for thing other than drugs, for instance, they make up a large role in food chains as they make up a food source for many living organisms and are energy efficient… I’m pretty sure, thats what my science teacher told me!!! LOL

      PS: i want a pet tardugrade (it looks pretty dardy) just wish it was bigger :(

  5. Lee says:

    Humans should be the one in top 10 most resilient animals. Our intelligence should have been enough of a reason.
    Anyway, I have never heard of tardigrades. They don’t seem too friendly =). But their skill to slow the metabolism is impressive.

  6. Hannah says:

    That is just amazing about cockroaches. I can not stand them, but it is very true they are tough. My friends aunt had them and they were a pain to get rid of. Hard to exterminate for sure.

  7. Cole says:

    I feel that humans should be moved further up on the list. I wish we were number one, but come on, lets face it, we will die sometime. I would love to be immortal but that will never happen. I know we have many skills and have come a long way in the past 100 years, but to me we can not outwin death.

  8. Napoleon says:

    I wouldn’t have known what to include in top 10 most resilient animals. Looks like Tardigrades are the most resilient. I learnt about them in high school. Looking gross, yeah.
    At first, I was surprised by the cockroaches’ presence in top 10 most resilient animals. But hell yeah, they are damn resilient.

  9. Reba says:

    To me it is amazing that a jellyfish can do that. For that fact I would have moved it closer to number one. It amazes me that they can grow like they do. Some of these animals are too hardy.

  10. Anderson says:

    I thought that hydra would be the number one in top 10 most resilient animals. Seems like Tardigrades are more resilient, though. It’s great to find out such things. Thanks for writing this top 10 most resilient animals post. And for this blog, in general. :)

  11. Uzzi says:

    The number ten on top 10 most resilient animals is annoying as hell. Everyone hates cockroaches. We should do something about them. Maybe to make them disappear forever.

    Sorry for my frustration, but I really hate ‘em. Thanks for letting me know about top 10 most resilient animals.

  12. Andrea says:

    It is pretty cool that one can make the Methuselah Flies live five times as long as they should. But they still kind of gross me out. I am happy that humans made the list. It is a pretty decent list for resillient animals.

  13. Disha says:

    Reading about top 10 most resilient animals remembered me of the insects. I can’t stand them. I hate flies, mosquitos and things like that. I always try not to think about the fact that they are somehow useful for nature. And cockroaches go in the same category, duh.

  14. Joe says:

    If Dinosaurs lived longer than anything, I would think they should be number one. Then make Humans number two, and then move everything else up a space. then the list would be good. A great top ten list of resilient animals.

  15. Aaron says:

    It is really too bad that cockroaches are on this list. They are so hard to kill. And so gross as well. Maybe that is why they are resilient. I do not know. But they freak me out when I see them. Gross.

  16. Wes says:

    Sharks in my opinion should be moved down the list closer to number one. They have not evolved because there is no need for them to. They are highly resillient animals. I say give them the number 3 or 4 spot.

  17. Marsha says:

    I guess I never thought that much about sharks being resilient. I did not know that they have not had to change. That is sort of cool. And I understand totally why cockroaches made this list. They are so hard to get rid of if you have them.

  18. Hogan says:

    I am amazed at animals like the Planarian. I think that it is neat when you can cut it in half and it will survive. That is really resilient for sure. The top ten list was great. I would have never thought about some of these as resilient animals but my eyes have been opened.

  19. Will says:

    I have never heard of those water bears before. I would have thought that humans would have been number one. It is pretty amazing though that sharks have not had to evolve. But I guess if you do not have to then why would you?

  20. Nae says:

    How can you put in top 10 most resilient animals the Cockroaches? Just looking at that picture and it makes me sick. It is disgusting. I cannot stand insects and these Cockroaches are horrible. Get these Cockroaches out of the top 10 most resilient animals.

  21. Peace_of_Ace says:

    The order isn’t really important, nobody ‘wins’. Sure cockroaches are disgusting for so many reasons, but so are humans, in more than one way.. we just happen to have the gift of being able to admire nature’s work, and I will never cease to enjoy it.

    By the way, are you people posting comments the same bunch of people or…?

  22. netch says:

    Bacteria are not animals. Otherwise, an interesting list.

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