The naked mole rat is one of the least appealing mammals on the planet in terms of appearance, but a new study shows that they have some surprising abilities.
Naked Mole Rat Survives Without Oxygen By Switching Metabolism
In the zero oxygen environment, Gary Lewin, the lead author of the study, says:
“The animals quickly went to sleep. They entered a state of suspended animation, a kind of coma, and survived like that for 18 minutes.”