The new hero shrew weighs less than 2 ounces but can lift heavy objects. | William Stanley

Animals With Mad Skillz: Photos

In terms of physiology, there's nothing particularly striking about humans, unlike all of these animal freak shows.

Published On 07/31/2013
9:40 AM EDT
Does the immortal jellyfish really live up to the hype? | YouTube
The box jellyfish is a beautiful, but deadly animal. | Corbis Images
California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Mexico. | Corbis.
The bombadier beetle isn't afraid to deal a near-boiling chemical blast to any potential predators. | National Institute of Health
Walking on water is an impressive feat, even when it's achieved by a large-footed lizard. | Corbis Images
The axolotl can regrow its limbs, heart and even parts of its brain. | Corbis Images
The peacock mantis shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus from the Indo-Pacific boasts strong, hammer-like claws. | Corbis Images
Don't be deceived by this phony flounder; it's actually an octopus. | Corbis Images
The electric eel uses its unique abililty for both offense and defense. | Corbis Images
Tardigrades may be able to survive almost anything, but they're sure not winning any beauty pageants anytime soon. | Corbis Images