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Nature's Superheroes: Life at the Limits offers a fascinating lens into the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
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Did you know that the twising horns of a male markhor can tower five feet? Or that scallops can see in all directions? These are just a few of the incredible talents of the organisms featured in Nature's Superheroes.
This climbable Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) model is 18 times the length and 6,000 times the volume of the actual size of this insect, which is the largest of the rhinoceros beetles. © AMNH/D. Finnin
This life-size model (20 feet) is of the southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), which spends two months a year living on land in Antarctica and the rest of the year hunting for fish and squid in the frigid Southern Ocean. While hunting, the elephant seal can dive down nearly a mile and may not resurface to breathe for up to two hours. © AMNH/D. Finnin
Every living organism can bring new life into the world, but some go to extraordinary lengths to procreate. In this section, visitors will be introduced to the bowerbird, the titan arum flower, and numerous other species that have adapted incredible ways to reproduce. © AMNH/D. Finnin
Axylotls have an amazing ability to regenerate and grow new limbs. See live axylotls at Nature's Superheroes at the Museum of Science, Boston