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Strap on your capes and prepare to fly through this super-powered episode with Earth Ranger Emma! We’ll learn all about animal superpowers, find out whether sharks EVER get to stop moving, and discover the differences between poison and venom!

 
 

More Awesome Animal Superpowers

Did you like the superpowers you heard about in this episode? Well, it’s time to get excited because here comes some more! These superpowers aren’t just cool, they also help animals survive in their habitats!

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus saundersi)
Carpenter Ant (Camponotus saundersi)

When the worker ant is under attack and knows it’s going to lose, it explodes!
Photo Credit: Richard Bartz

Porcupinefish (from the family Diodontidae
Porcupinefish (from the family Diodontidae

When threatened, the porcupine (or pufferfish) will inflate its body and protect itself with long sharp spikes

Bombardier Beetle (Stenaptinus insignis)
Bombardier Beetle (Stenaptinus insignis)

When under attack, these beetles can spray hot chemicals from the end of its abdomen.
Photo Credit Patrich Coin

Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix)
Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix)

This fish can spit water with such force that it can knock a bug off a plant up to 150 cm away.
Photo credit: Trisha Hears

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

The platypus has electro-reception powers, which it uses to find its prey.
Photo Credit: Stefan Kraft

Click here to see even more animals with awesome superpowers.

Top Ten Unusual Sharks

We heard some really interesting things about sharks in this week’s episode and now we can’t get enough of them. If you’re like us, you’ll love this list of the most unusual sharks!

Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)
Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)

Unusual feature: their protruding jaws
Photo Credit: Peter Halasz

Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)
Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

Unusual feature: their bodies and teeth
Photo From Flickr

Wobbegong or Carpet Sharks (Orectolobidae)
Wobbegong or Carpet Sharks (Orectolobidae)

What makes it unique: their appearance

Photo Credit: Richard Ling

Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci)
Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci)

Unusual feature: the two large spikes on their backs
Photo Credit: Cymothoa exigua

Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)
Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)

Unusual feature: their tails
Photo Credit: Klaus Stiefel

Click here to learn about 5 more unusual sharks.

 
 

Ultimate Animal Showdown: Box Jellyfish vs. Golden Poison Frog

 
 

After everything you heard in this episode, who do you think wins this Ultimate Animal Showdown?

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What animal superpower would you like to have? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Don’t forget to send us your best animal jokes! Submit your joke by April 30, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET for your chance to win an awesome Earth Rangers t-shirt! How cool is that?! You can sent it in a voice message by pressing the green button or use the voice recorder on a smart phone and ask your parents to email it to podcast@earthrangers.com

 
 

 

 

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