It seems that we live today in a world without terrifying creatures as in prehistoric times and that is true in most cases (T-Rex has disappeared) but… there are creatures that have kept the same appearance for millions of years and that still exist today. Most of these creatures are not huge in size (Krakens and other Giant Squid are hard to find these days) but they really look special and sometimes quite scary. It seems that Mother Nature has completely forgotten their existence and evolution has stopped at some point. Here are 8 strange creatures that have not changed much in the last millions of years.
Horseshoe Crab :
Have you ever wondered what animals walked the Earth before dinosaurs? Well, that’s what some of them look like. These incredible survivors are 540 million years old and have successfully survived the most threatening and aggressive species. Perhaps thanks to the fierce shell that has protected them for millions of years or perhaps to the 5 pairs of eyes… Two of them can actually come out of the shell. These crabs are linked to the more ancient trilobites that once inhabited our planet. Their blood is even used to test vaccines and medicines.
Giant Squid :
While scientists are still not sure about the age of this species (it could very well turn out to be a more modern animal), this Giant Squid certainly seems to belong to the prehistoric era. Caught in Antarctic waters, it weighed 770 pounds and was as big as a bus. Seeing this colossal squid is something you only read in books or hear in sailors’ stories but still, quite a legend!